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Lang, William


Age: 0, credited to Unknown
Unit(s): 1st ME CAV
Service: Co. K 1st ME CAV

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Birth: 07/07/1839, Scotland
Death: 09/14/1908

Burial: Westlook Cemetery, Glover, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 102643265


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Unknown


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Westlook Cemetery, Glover, VT

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After several years of poor health and suffering from valvular heart and complications, William Lang passed to the Great Beyond Saturday morning, Sept. 14, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alexander Dwyer, in Wheelock.

Mr. Lang was born in Kilbarchan, Scotland, July 7, 1839, making him 79 years old. He was an only child, and while quite young, both parents died, leaving him in care of relatives. At an early age he joined the British Army, and was one to be sent to India at the time of the Sepoy Mutiny as a member of the 93rd Highlanders, and was under Sir Colon Campbell at the relief of Lucknow, for which he received the medal and clasp.

Few men could boast of serving to countries for he was a soldier of the Civil War, enlisting in the 1st Maine Cavalry, and serving his country until wounded at Charles City Court House, at the time of Sheridan's raid.

He married Mary McFarlane and lived in Greensboro nearly 40 years. Six children were born to them, four of whom are living. After the death of his wife in 1901 he came to Glover and has since made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Carl Bean.

His poor health of late years kept him from attending the orders which he was a loyal member, Masonic Lodge, and G.A.R. He was ever a kind father and grandfather, and proud to be called Scotch.

His son, Robert and wife of White River Junction, and son James, of Laconia, N.H., were here to attend the funeral, which was held at Community Church Monday, Sept. 16th at 2 o'clock p. m., Rev. W. A. Warner of Barton officiating. Several from Greensboro, Barton, Orleans, and Sheffield, were in town for the funeral.

Besides two sons, and two daughters, he leaves six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.


Orleans County Monitor, Sept. 25, 1918
Courtesy of Deanna French

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