Everett Charles Lang

20 July 1919–18 June 2002 (Age 82)
Roseburg, Douglas, Oregon, United States

The Life of Everett Charles

When Everett Charles Lang was born on 20 July 1919, in Roseburg, Douglas, Oregon, United States, his father, Ellis Madison Lang, was 31 and his mother, Lulu C Farrell, was 31. He married Virginia Ruth Jenks in 1941, in Yamhill, Oregon, United States. He lived in Portland, Washington, Oregon, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 24 North Yamhill, Yamhill, Oregon, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 18 June 2002, in Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Everett Charles Lang
Virginia Ruth Jenks
Marriage: 1941

Spouse and Children

Yamhill, Oregon, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 15

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Age 22

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, English, Dutch, German, Danish, Swedish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a tall person, from Older Scots, Middle English, Middle Dutch, Middle German, and Danish lang ‘long’, Swedish lång.2 Hungarian: from láng ‘flame’, hence probably a nickname for a passionate person, or a man with a fighting spirit. Alternatively it may be an indirect occupational name for a smith or someone who worked with fire.3 Chinese 郎: from the name of a place called Lang City in the state of Lu, founded during the Spring and Autumn period ( 722–481 bc ) by a grandson of the ruler. His descendants lived there and adopted Lang as their surname.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Everett C Lang in household of Ellis M Lang, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Everett Lang in household of Ellis M Lang, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Everett Lang in household of Ellis M Lang, "United States Census, 1930"

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