John Dial Langham

Born:Jan 7 1872 In:  Blue Ridge, Collin, Texas, USA
Died:May 31 1957 (at age 85)In:  Pittsburg, Oklahoma, USA
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Immediate family

Georgia Carolina Langham (born Bruce)
His wife
Flora Sullins
His daughter
Alcie Lela Hugo (born Langham)
His daughter
Nora Beulah Standridge (born Langham)
His daughter
Elmer Wesley "Smokey" Langham
His son
Mary Rosetta Clark (born Langham)
His daughter
Alonzo Lee "Hammer" Langham
His son
Fred Alvin "Bud" Langham
His son
Bonnie Belle Ragan (born Langham)
His daughter
Donnie Dell "Fat" Langham
His son
Albert Clyde "Windy" Langham
His son
Tallis Franklin Nelson
His son
Leonard Bruce "Pete" Langham
His son
Barbara Prevo (born Nelson)
His daughter
William Wesley Langham
His father
Casiah Langham (born Langley)
His mother
Sarah Babb
Half sister
Thomas William Babb
Half brother
Sarah Elizabeth (Lizzy) Allen (born Langham)
Half sister
Elzie Madison Langham
Half brother
William I (Ike) Langham
Half brother
Mary Jane Allen (born Langham)
Half sister
Martha Ann Standridge & Seymour (born Langham)
Half sister
Flora May Patton (born Langham)
Half sister
Zebandi L (Zeb) Langham
Half brother
Daisy Nelson (born Langham)
Half sister
Penn C Langham
Half brother
James M Babb, Jr.
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Date: Dec 18 2010
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This remembrance of John Dial Langham was written by John Wallace Clark 

GRANDPA

While I was attending Grandpa's funeral my mind began to wander back to the experiences I'd had with him when I was growing up. 

I remembered how big I felt when he let me drive his team of horses and how excited I was when we caught a fish or shot a dove. 

Grandpa told me interesting stories about his early days in Indian Territory. He had known the infamous outlaw, Belle Starr.

We must have made quite a picture; for I was a little boy in the springtime of life, and he was well into the harvest time of his.

Grandpa was a real friend to all who knew him, but boys and girls were special. He was a good listener. He was never critical, and it was important to try to be the kind of person Grandpa was.

His calm acceptance of his place in life and his positive reaction to crises seemed to contribute to his happiness. He seemed to know more than the doctors about living a healthy life.

When the funeral sermon was over, I realized that I hadn't heard much of it. I looked at the wet eyes all over the auditorium. As we walked out of the little church, I saw that the churchyard was full of friends who could not get inside.

From somewhere out of the past, a quotation came to mind -- "The measure of success is not how much money one has earned or accumulated, but whether the world is better for his having passed through it." I suddenly realized that I had attended the funeral of a mighty successful man.

Even today I consider myself fortunate to have lived during his lifetime and to have been influenced by the man that we called Grandpa.

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