Jabez Langley (1859 - 1946)



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Hthorn, Australia

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Hthorn, Australia

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Father: Langley Benjamin Langley
Mother: Ann Webb Langley


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1859 - In the year that Jabez Langley was born, on April 25th, the Suez Canal Company began construction of the Suez Canal. It took 10 years to complete the canal.

1863 - When he was just 4 years old, on June 20th, West Virginia was admitted as the 35th state of the United States. West Virginia was formed when the pro-Union citizens in northwest Virginia wanted to separate from Virginia - which had joined the Confederacy.

1914 - When he was 55 years old, in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

1929 - He was 70 years old when on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

1946 - In the year of Jabez Langley's passing, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

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Jabez Langley died in 1946 in Hthorn, Australia at 87 years of age. There is no listed cause of death for Jabez. He was born in 1859. He was born to Langley Benjamin Langley and Ann Webb Langley, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.


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