David Watson Lang

Male5 March 1925–23 January 2016

Brief Life History of David Watson

When David Watson Lang was born on 5 March 1925, in Hays Township, York, Nebraska, United States, his father, Watson Strickler Lang, was 35 and his mother, Alice Irene Hall, was 25. He married Leonore Fay Herrick on 21 January 1945, in McCool Junction, York, Nebraska, United States. He lived in Baker Township, York, Nebraska, United States for about 5 years and Washington Township, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1950. He died on 23 January 2016, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States.

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David Watson Lang
Twila Jane Gross
Marriage: 2010

Sources (7)

  • David W Lany, "United States 1950 Census"
  • David W Lang, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"
  • David Watson Lang, "Nebraska, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2010Jackson, Missouri, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    1944 · Congress Passes the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Project

    Age 19

    The Flood Control Act of 1944 was passed and would later be called the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program. It was named after the authors of the program Lewis A. Pick and William Glenn Sloan. It began as two separate plans but they both had the idea for an irrigation system that would help with the flooding of the Missouri River.

    1949 · NATO is Established

    Age 24

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

    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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