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Memorable Manitobans: James Lang (1857-?)

Carpenter, contractor.

Born at Almonte, Ontario on 10 March 1857, son of James and Elizabeth Lang, he quit school at the age of 12 and worked in a woolen mill for 18 months then apprenticed as a carpenter. After working as a journeyman, he worked as a carpenter for several years before coming to Manitoba in 1877. He continued to work as a carpenter and established a contracting and building business in 1900. On 12 December 1888, he married Jennie McPherson. They had six children: Edith Lang (?-1912), Ernest Lang, William Lang, Howard Lang, Ross Lang, and Gladys Lang. The family lived at 701 Fourteenth Street, Brandon.

Sources:

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 May 2010

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