George Joseph Paul Lang

Male2 March 1917–28 May 2000

Brief Life History of George Joseph Paul

When George Joseph Paul Lang was born on 2 March 1917, in Washington, United States, his father, John Christ Lang, was 41 and his mother, Catherine Grace Driver, was 35. He married Wanda Agnes Cook on 8 June 1938, in Pierce, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Tacoma Election Precinct, Pierce, Washington, United States in 1940 and Sunnyside, Yakima, Washington, United States in 1950. He died on 28 May 2000, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

George Joseph Paul Lang
1917–2000
Wanda Agnes Cook
1921–1984
Marriage: 8 June 1938
Robert Paul Lang
1943–1964
Theodore John Lang
1944–1994

Sources (11)

  • George J Lang, "United States 1950 Census"
  • George J Lang, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Marriage Records, 1906-1968"
  • George J Lang, "Washington Death Index, 1965-2014"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 June 1938Pierce, Washington, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

    Age 1

    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

    1919 · Seattle General Strike

    Age 2

    The Seattle general strike was a five day strike in 1919, where around 65,000 workers began striking for higher wages. This happened two years after WWI  wage controls.

    1940

    Age 23

    Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind gusts came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish, English, German, Dutch, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic); Swedish (also Lång): nickname for a tall person, from Older Scots, Middle English, Middle High German, Middle Dutch, and Danish lang ‘long’, Swedish lång. The surname of (Middle High) German origin is also found in France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine), Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Croatia, and Slovenia.

    Hungarian (Láng): 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. This surname is also found in Slovenia, where it is spelled Lang, and in Slovakia, where it is spelled in both ways.

    Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 郎, an ancient term to refer to one's lover or son: (i) from the placename Lang (郎), the name of a city, the living place of Fei Bo, the grandson of the Duke Yi of Lu (ruler of the state of Lu, reigned 815–807 BC ). Some of his descendants later changed their original surname Fei to Lang (郎). (ii) borne by some families from the state of the South Huns (48–216 AD , located in northern China).

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

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