Robert J. Lange

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Robert J. Lange

  • Birth 8 Mar 1860 Kerr County, Texas, USA
  • Death 10 Dec 1936 Center Point, Kerr County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Center Point, Kerr County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 48624357

Robert J Lange, 76, pioneer Kerr County resident trail driver, Indian fighter and former Texas Ranger died Thursday at the family home two miles southwest of Center Point after a lingering illness of four years.
Widely-known throughout the county and Hill Country, the pioneer citizen is mourned by a host of friends. Although not a surprise because of his condition, his death caused grief to the many who knew him.
Active pallbearers were: William McBryde, Bill Rishworth, Robert Mills, Prentice Witt, Sam Hodges, Clinton Burney Honorary pallbearers were:JD Witt, JW Scott, WH Rishworth, HM Nowlin, Gabe Moore, Julius Real, FC Nelson, Steve McElroy, OC Newberry, WM Burney, Sid McElroy, Will Leigh, Oscar Nowlin, George Walker. Funeral services were in charge of Smith Funeral Home in Kerrville.
The pioneer was a life-time resident of Kerr County. He was born near Ingram on the South Fork of the Guadalupe March 8, 1860. He was the son of Henry Lange, one of the first residents in this section, who was operator of the Lange Mill, among the first established in the county. Henry Lange moved here before the War between the States.
In 1884 Robert was married to Miss Mollie McGaughey. Ever since their marriage, for 52 years, the couple lived at the family home near Center Point. They had nine children, seven of whom survive.
As a young man, Robert Lange was a trail driver. Later, he joined the Texas Rangers force, serving for five years, from 1878 to 1883. His first captain in the Rangers was the late Neal Coldwell of Center Point. His last captain was WG Arrington. He fought in many of the early Indian battles in Kerr County and its vicinity and was the one who found the bodies of the Terry family after the Indian massacre, the last in Kerr County. An experience as a Texas Ranger, was guarding the surveying party which ran out the upper portion of the line between Texas and New Mexico. As an early time surveyor, he took an active part in the affairs of the section.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs Mollie E Lange, of Center Point; five daughters, Mrs CH Sloan of San Antonio; Mrs JF Norris of Sonora; Mrs BF Lackey of Camp Verde; Mrs WJ Lofley of San Antonio; Mrs RC Aldridge of San Antonio; two sons, Vinton R Lange of Houston and Robert J Lange of Kerrville; one sister, Mrs JC Witt of San Antonio; three brothers, Henry Lange of Trenton Florida, CF Limberger, of Center Point; Will Limberger of San Antonio; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Kerrville Times
10 December 1936


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  • Maintained by: nancy price
  • Originally Created by: Luke
  • Added: 23 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 48624357
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert J. Lange (8 Mar 1860–10 Dec 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 48624357, citing Center Point Cemetery, Center Point, Kerr County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by nancy price (contributor 47437950) .