Kenneth Hugh Langstaff

12 September 1922–15 April 2007 (Age 84)
North Dakota, United States

The Life of Kenneth Hugh

When Kenneth Hugh Langstaff was born on 12 September 1922, in North Dakota, United States, his father, Peter W Langstaff, was 26 and his mother, Hattie Eleonora, was 23. He lived in Michigan, Nelson, North Dakota, United States in 1935 and American Judicial Township, Sacramento, California, United States in 1940. He died on 15 April 2007, in Carmichael, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 84.

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Peter W Langstaff
Hattie Eleonora
Phyllis Jean Langstaff
Kenneth Hugh Langstaff

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    Hattie Eleonora




World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 12

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. 
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 23

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

English: apparently an occupational name for a tipstaff or beadle who carried a long staff as a badge of office; perhaps also a nickname for a very tall, thin man, or even an obscene nickname for a man with a long sexual organ. The surname is found chiefly in northeastern England.

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

Sources (2)

  • Kenneth Langstaff in household of Peter W Langstaff, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Kenneth H Langstaff in household of Peter W Longstaff, "United States Census, 1940"

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