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 Albert Langdon

Albert Langdon

Birth
Dalarnas län, Sweden
Death 5 Nov 1965 (aged 76)
Berwyn, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Lancaster, Schuyler County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 46525444 · View Source
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Albert G. Langdon of Brookfield, Illinois, son of Axel and Katherine Langdon, was born March 24, 1889, in the kingdom of Sweden. He died on the night of November 5, 1965 while a patient in the Mac Neal Hospital in Berwyn, Ill., at the age of 76 years, 7 months and 11 days.

He came to this country with his parents, his brother and sisters when he was two years of age. The family settled in the Dakotas. Here he grew to manhood.

In 1907 he enlisted in the U. S. Navy. During his four years of service the fleet of which his boat was a member, sailed around the world.

He spent thirty-five years in the show business; twelve years of which he spent in Lancaster, Mo., where he was one of the animal men employed by the late William P. Hall. He had various show connections as an animal trainer and exhibitor. At one time he had charge of the zoo of the Selig Studio in Hollywood Calif., training elephants and other wild animals used in movie productions.

He always regarded his greatest experience was when he was pressed into filling a role in a movie production that had been rejected by a ll legitimate actors on the staff. It involved that of a trapper attacked by a horde of hungry wolves. Al played the role of the star in that production which was a short version of the life of Davy Crockett. His last connection was with the Danly Machine Company at Cicero, Ill., where he was a guard for sixteen years.

He was united in marriage with Miss Leona Crump of Lancaster, Mo., on March 29, 1924. She survives him.

He was a member of the Methodist Church at Brookfield, Ill., of the Masonic Lodge at Lancaster, Mo. and of the Shrine Club in Chicago, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and six sisters. In addition to his wife, Leona, he is survived by several nephews and nieces and a host of friends who will treasure his memory.

Funeral services were conducted at the Norman Funeral Chapel Monday afternoon, November 8, 1965 at 2:00 pm by Rev. John Gifford, minister of the Methodist Church.

Mrs. Pauline Whitlow was soloist with Mrs. Paul Elschlager as organist

Selections were "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" and "Beyond the Sunset."

Pallbearers were: Wendell Funk, Robert Watkins, William West and Brice Norman.

Masonic services were held.

Interment was in the Arni Memorial Cemetery at Lancaster.

Arrangements were by Norman's.


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  • Created by: NE MO
  • Added: 10 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46525444
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Albert Langdon (24 Mar 1889–5 Nov 1965), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46525444, citing Arni Memorial Cemetery, Lancaster, Schuyler County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by NE MO (contributor 46863367) .