Langford,  John King

Langford, John King

Male 1858 - 1900  (41 years)

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  • Name Langford, John King 
    Born 6 May 1858  AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Mar 1900 
    Person ID P893  MK's Family Tree
    Last Modified 4 Jun 2017 

    Father Langford, William Christy,   b. 3 Sep 1826, Dallas County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1891, El Dorado, Union County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Witherington, Martha Louise Rachel,   b. 15 Apr 1836, Conecuh County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1864, El Dorado, Union County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 27 Nov 1851  Union County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F465  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family McMurrain, Fannie M.,   b. 4 Nov 1860, AR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1940, Sevier County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 27 Dec 1883  Union County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Langford, Ellis Everette,   b. 1 Mar 1885, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Langford, Alice Idela,   b. 1 Apr 1886, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Langford, Claude E.,   b. 10 Mar 1891, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1979, Lockesburg, Sevier County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [natural]
     4. Langford, John B.,   b. 1 Jun 1893, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Langford, Henry A.,   b. 1 Dec 1895, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Langford, Myrtle  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F123  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Southern Arkansas Biographical and Historical Memoirs Chapter 30 Union County
      John C. Langford, editor and proprietor of the Public Sentiment, published at El Dorado, Ark., was born near Champagnolle, Union County, Ark., in 1858, and was the third in a family of four children born to Judge W. C. and Louisa (Witherington) Langford, the father a prominent attorney of El Dorado for many years [see sketch]. John C. Langford was reared to the onerous duties of the farm, and was educated in the schools of El Dorado until sixteen years of age. He then began learning the printer's trade in the Union County Times, and later on the El Dorado Eagle. In 1880 he went to Blanchard Springs, and worked on the Blanchard Herald, from there he went to Farmersville, La., and there engaged in the publication of the North Louisiana Appeal for two years. In October, 1886 he came back to El Dorado and bought the Union Herald which name was changed to the Public Sentiment, on March 27, 1888. Mr. Langford has always conducted his paper as an orthodox Democratic publication, advocating home interests and improvements. At the time of buying the Herald, its circulation was about 300 copies, and the Sentiment has a circulation at the present time of over 1,000. Although still a young man, Mr. Langford commands the good opinion of all around him, and since personal respect is the key to success in every department in life, journalistic no less than the legal or official, he has the assurance of success beyond peradventure. He was married in 1883 to Miss Fannie M. McMurrain, a daughter of M. B. McMurrain [see sketch], and three interesting children were the fruits of this union: Ellis Everette, Alice Idela and Myrtle. The family are members of the Baptist Church.


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