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 Charles Elmer Langworthy

Charles Elmer Langworthy

Birth
Madison County, New York, USA
Death 1 Oct 1926 (aged 85)
Rock County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Edgerton, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot Blk 04-Lot 062
Memorial ID 100091703 · View Source
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"Portrait and Biographical Album of Rock County, Wisconsin", 1889, p 672-673.

CHARLES ELMER LANGWORTHY, who for many years has been one of the leading citizens of this county, and now resides on section 28, town of Fulton, where he is engaged in general farming, was born on the 6th day of November, 1840, and is one of three children, whose parents were Charles B. and Betsey (BARDEEN) LANGWORTHY, who were natives of New York. The second child, L. W. LANGWORTHY, is now a resident of Edgerton; one of the number has now passed away, and our subject completes the family. Charles B. LANGWORTHY, the father, was a prominent stock dealer of New York, where his death occurred in 1887. His excellent wife was called to her final rest many years previous, dying in 1853, and both were buried in the cemetery at Brookfield, Madison Co., N.Y.

Charles E. LANGWORTHY, whose name heads this sketch, is numbered among the early settlers of Rock County, of which he became a resident in 1855, when fifteen years of age. He made his home for a long time with an uncle, who resided on a farm, and at length embarked in business as the proprietor of a livery stable in Edgerton, which he conducted for several years. Selling out, he then returned to the East, and for a short time resided in the Keystone State, but subsequently became a resident of New York, where he made his home until 1868. In that year he returned to Rock County. In the meantime he had been married, and on again becoming a resident of this community, he made his home on the farm of his father-in-law for one year. At the end of that time he purchased 120 acres of land, which constitutes a part of his present farm, and upon which he has resided for almost twenty years. A little log cabin in a very dilapidated condition comprised the improvements at the time of his purchase, and, could it be placed by the side of his present commodious residence would form a striking contrast. By ceaseless industry and determined energy, Mr. LANGWORTHY has converted his wild land into one of the fine farms of Fulton Township, and has extended its boundaries until it now comprises 280 acres, under a high state of cultivation. Many beautiful and useful improvements have been made, the barns and outbuildings are models of convenience, and the stock which he raises is of the best grades.

Mr. LANGWORTHY was united in marriage with Fanny BRACE, Feb. 28, 1861, and unto them were born four children: Ellen, the firstborn, died in infancy; Frederick is now operating a part of his father's farm; Emma and Harry L. are still at home. On the 18th day of February, 1886, the mother departed this life, and was interred in the Edgerton Cemetery. Mr. LANGWORTHY was again married, in September, 1887, his second union being with Mary Ellen HARKER. Our subject has been identified with the history of the county for many years, and is numbered among the leading and well-to-do farmers of the town of Fulton. He takes an active part in political affairs, supporting the Republican party, in whose success and welfare he feels a deep interest, and generally serves as a delegate to the county conventions. He and his wife are numbered among Rock County's best citizens, are well known throughout the entire community, and are held in high esteem by all their many friends and acquaintances.

"The Janesville Daily Gazette", Janesville, Wisconsin, Saturday, Oct. 2, 1926, p 5.

Edgerton - Elmer Langworthy, 86, died at 11 p.m. Friday, at his farm home, four miles south of Edgerton, town of Fulton.

He is survived by his widow; two sons, Earl, Milwaukee, and Harry, Edgerton; one daughter, Mrs. Charles Wileman.

Funeral arrangements have not been made.



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  • Maintained by: Jon Saunders
  • Originally Created by: bonnie carroll
  • Added: 3 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100091703
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Elmer Langworthy (6 Nov 1840–1 Oct 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100091703, citing Fassett Cemetery, Edgerton, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Jon Saunders (contributor 47674050) .