Henry Lafayette Langdon, oldest son of William Clark and Anna Haltom Langdon, was born in Jordan Village, Owen County, Indiana, Jan. 19, 1855. He departed this life Jan. 22, 1943, just three days after his 88th birthday. He was united in marriage to Ines Rosetta Huber, April 6, 1879. To this union were born four children - Albert Lee, who died at the age of three; Herman Roy, of Wheatfield, Ind.; Ella Beatrice Jensen and Lillian May Stalbaum, of Ann Arbor, Mich. There are grandchildren - Wilma Langdon Davis, Washington, D.C.; Ruth Langdon Powell, Indianapolis, Ind., and Captain Thomas A. Jensen, Fort Benning, Ga. Surviving also are the following brothers and sisters: Ira Langdon, Browning, Mo.; Mrs. Charlotte Jordan, Maywood, Ill.; Mrs. Julia Newby, Kirksville, Mo.; Mrs. Florence Sieber, Indianapolis; Joseph Langdon, Brazil, Ind.; Robert Langdon and John Langdon, of Jordan, Ind. In 1889 Mr. and Mrs. Langdon moved to Wheatfield, Ind., where they have resided for 53 years. Mr. Langdon has always been very active in civic affairs. He built the first livery and feed stable in the town of Wheatfield and was in partnership with George O. Stembel as the first coal dealers. He supervised and planted the avenues of maple trees along the main streets of Wheatfield, and furnished crews and conveyances to obtain these trees from the banks of the Kankakee river. He superintended the building of the main streets of the town in 1890 and 1891. He originated the first *raying business and continued this line of work for 16 consecutive years. In 1896 Mr. Langdon and Alfred Tilton operated a restaurant jointly on Main Street. He was also sexton of the Wheatfield cemetery for a number of years. He was baptised in the Methodist Church during Rev. Chas. H. Hickman's first pastorate. Mr. Langdon was a member of the Wheatfield Town Council for two terms. He was also a charter member of the Knights of Pythias and Modern Woodmen of America. He was continuously identified with the town's business life until the past year or so, when ill health forced his retirement from active life. He was widely popular and beloved by young and old. His death is mourned by citizens of Jasper County in general. The funeral services were held at Wheatfield Monday afternoon, with the Rev. Earl Moore of Rensselaer in charge. Burial was made in Wheatfield Cemetery.

Submitted by Randi Richardson


Mrs. Henry Langdon Passes Away at Advanced Age at Home of Daughter in Ann Arbor

Renssalaer Republican (Indiana) June 2, 1947, p. 1.

Mrs. Inez Rosetta Langdon, widow of Henry L. Langdon and a long-time resident of Wheatfield, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Jensen, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Saturday night. Her death followed a gradual decline resulting from senility. Mrs. Langdon was born in Jordan Village, Indiana, September 6, 1861, the daughter of Levi Huber and Margaret (Lucas) Huber. She had lived in Wheatfield since 1889, excepting during recent winters when she lived with her daughter in Ann Arbor. Mr. Langdon died January 22, 1948. Surviving are three children, Herman Langdon of Wheatfield, Mrs. Beatrice Jensen of Ann Arbor and Mrs. Lillian Davisson. She was preceded in death by one child who died at the age of three years. Other survivors are the following brother and sisters, Jacob Huber of Jordan City (sic), Mrs. F. E. Sanderson of Poland, Indiana, Mrs. Flora Carter of Washington, D. C., and Mrs. Ella Minor of Valparaiso. The funeral services will be held from Wheatfield Pentecostal Church at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday with the Rev. Earl Moore of here officiating. Interment will be at Wheatfield Cemetery.

Submitted by Randi Richardson

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