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John Lyman Langford (b. 1894, UT, s/o John Russell and Ruth Sawyer Langford, m. Nina Melinda Jensen), of Junction, Piute, Utah

RELATIONSHIP: John Lyman Langford was the son of John Russell Langford and wife Ruth Sawyer Johnson (d/o Lyman and Elizabeth Johnson, of Junction, Piute, Utah). John R. and Ruth S. divorced when John Lyman Langford was a young child. John Russell was the son of my ancestors, James Harvey Langford and Mary Caroline Turnbaugh Langford Riddle, who also divorced. Of interest is the fact that John Lyman Langford, born in about 1890, married 6 Jun 1914, Nina Melinda JENSEN, daughter of Hans Peter Jensen and Edith Keziah Cox, of Mt. Pleasant and Fairview, both towns in Sanpete County, Utah. Also of interest, but undoubtedly just a coincidence, is the fact that the Johnsons adopted a son named John FARRIS (There were Farris and Langford connections in early Rockcastle County, Kentucky.) –shb 14 Jun 2006

1785, SEPTEMBER 5–CUSTODY GRANTED MOTHER RUTH (SEE NOTES OF FATHER JOHN R. LANGFORD). –shb 22 May 2004

P. 231: Mom Ida-Rose Langford Hall’s book, “Progenitors and Descendants of Fielding Langford,” p. 231 (as referred to shb by cousin David E. Langford): “#214 – JOHN LYMAN LANGFORD [previous entry identifies him as a son of John Russell Langford and Ruth Sawyer Johnson, John Lyman b. 26 Sep 1894–shb.], of Ogden, Utah. B. at Circleville, Utah. M. 6 June 1914 at Junction, Utah, NINA MALINDA JENSEN, B. 2 Nov 1894 at Milburn, Utah, dau of Hans Peter Jensen and Edith Kizaha [RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project names her as “Keziah”–shb] Cox. John is a R.R. Signalman, retired. Nina has been very active in church, community, and civic affairs. They are both LDS. He is a high priest and ward teacher and is ever ready to give aid and help to all neighbors. Nina has worked in the Relief Society and Sunday School, both on a stake and a ward basis. She has also been R. S. Secretary and Literary Leader (source of data, Nina Langford, 1970. [Children are listed as]: Onda Valiere, 5 Apr 1915, See #215; and Fount Jensen, 17 Feb 1918, see #216. –shb 22 May 2004

1900 CENSUS–“JOHN L. LANGFORD” IS AGE FIVE, BORN SEP 1894, IN UTAH, FATHER BORN IN NEVADA, MOTHER BORN IN UTAH. HE IS LISTED AS A “GRANDSON,” OF HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD, LYMAN JOHNSON. JOHN’S DIVORCED MOTHER, “RUTH S.,” HAS BROUGHT HIM HOME TO HER PARENTS, “LYMAN” AND “ELIZABETH” JOHNSON, SIX OF RUTH’S SIBLINGS, AND THE JOHNSON’S ADOPTED SON, “JOHN L. FARRIS.” HeritageQuest on-line census image, accessed 14 Jun 2006, by shb, via Provo, Utah Public Library:

Junction Precinct, Junction Town, Piute County, Utah
Series T623, Roll 1683, Page 229
Taken 2nd and 4th Jun 1900

13/13 Johnson, Lyman Head WM Dec 1854 45 M23 Utah Connecticut Massachusetts
, Elizabeth Wife WF Jun 1859 40 M23 8/7 Utah England Illinois
, Ruth S. Dau WF Dec 1876 23 D 1/1 Utah Utah Utah
, William L. Son WM Mar 1879 21 S Utah Utah Utah
, Joseph S. Son WM Sep 1881 18 S Utah Utah Utah
, Morilla M. Dau WF Jun 1884 15 S Utah Utah Utah
, Matilda J. Dau FW Jan 1887 12 S Utah Utah Utah
, Betty D. Dau WF Feb 1889 11 S Utah Utah Utah
, Caddie [?] Dau WF Feb 1898 1 S Utah Utah Utah
Farris, John L. adopted son WM Aug 1890 9S Utah Iowa Utah
Langford, John L. Grandson WM Sep 1894 5 S Utah Nevada Utah

[Note: As this census listing reflects, John Lyman Langford’s mother, Ruth Sawyer Johnson Langford, was divorced from John’s father, John Russell Langford (son of James Harvey and Mary Caroline Turnbaugh Langford), and had moved, with her young son, into her parents’ household.] –shb 14 Jun 2006

BURIAL: Per letter from John Lyman Langford’s grandson, David B. Langford, to shb, John Lyman Langford is buried beside his wife Nina, in Ogden, Weber, Utah. -shb 17 Jan 2007

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June 14, 2006 - Posted by | Genealogy, Utah Langfords

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