William R. Langston

26 October 1891–12 September 1976 (Age 84)
Sour Lake, Hardin, Texas, United States

The Life of William R.

When William R. Langston was born on 26 October 1891, in Sour Lake, Hardin, Texas, United States, his father, Robert Lee Langston, was 21 and his mother, Pearlee Brown, was 17. He lived in Justice Precinct 3, Bastrop, Texas, United States in 1910 and Ward Five, Caddo, Louisiana, United States in 1930. He died on 12 September 1976, in Texas, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Nacogdoches Land District, Texas, United States.

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William R. Langston
Gertrude Langston

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World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 3

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 23

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

Name Meaning

English (mainly West Midlands): habitational name from any of various places, for example Langstone in Devon and Hampshire, named with Old English lang ‘long’, ‘tall’ + stān ‘stone’, i.e. a menhir.

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

Sources (3)

  • Will Langton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Willie Langston in household of William Langston, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Willie Langston in household of Robt Langston, "United States Census, 1900"

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