Advertisement
Advertisement

Rex Douglas Langford (1909 - 1984)

A photo of Rex Douglas Langford
Add photo
Rex Douglas Langford
1909 - 1984
Born
1909
Death
1984
Wangaratta, Australia
Last Known Residence
Wangaratta, Australia
Summary
Rex Douglas Langford was born in 1909. He is the child of Frank Ryley Langford and Sadie Marion Langford. He died in 1984 in Wangaratta, Australia at age 75.
Updated: September 4, 2013
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement
Every life has a story to tell. This collaborative biography is dedicated to tell the story of Rex Douglas Langford. Click the to update this introduction with a synopsis or highlights of Rex's life.
Show & Tell His Story
Share your memories, stories, and photos so that Rex is always remembered.
Update biography
What's this?

This collaborative biography is for you to show & tell Rex's life so that he is always remembered.

Biography
Rex Douglas Langford
Most commonly known as
Rex Douglas Langford
Full name
Did Rex go by other names?
Other names or aliases
Wangaratta, Australia
Last known residence
Male
Gender
Rex Langford was born in
Birth
Rex Langford died in in Wangaratta, Australia
Death
Birth
Death
There is no cause of death listed for Rex.
Cause of death
Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Rex Douglas Langford?
Burial / Funeral
Heritage

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Rex's ethnicity and where did his parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations

Where was Rex born and where did he live?
Childhood

Education

Did Rex finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Rex attend?

Religion

Was Rex a religious man?

Baptism

Was Rex baptized?
Adulthood

Professions

Share what Rex did for a living or if he had a career or profession.

Personal Life

Share highlights of Rex's life. Experiences, organizations, & how he spent his time.

Military Service

Did Rex serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with his life?
Obituary

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Advertisement
Advertisement
Rex's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Langford family tree.
+ Add

Rex's Family Tree

Rex Douglas Langford Rex Douglas Langford
Partner
Child
Partner
Child
Sibling

Friends

Friends can be as close as family. Add Rex's family friends, and his friends from childhood through adulthood.

Add bio

Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about Rex.

Cancel

Share Rex's obituary or write your own to preserve his legacy.

Rex Douglas Langford passed away in 1984 in Wangaratta, Australia at age 75. He was born in 1909. He is the child of Frank Ryley Langford and Sadie Marion Langford.
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Rex's lifetime.

In 1909, in the year that Rex Douglas Langford was born, William Howard Taft became the 27th President of the United States on March 4th. Previously Secretary of War, Judge on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Solicitor General of the U.S., and Governor of both the Philippines and Cuba, Taft was the only President who went on to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

In 1921, he was only 12 years old when hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1944, when he was 35 years old, on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1960, Rex was 51 years old when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1984, in the year of Rex Douglas Langford's passing, on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

Other Langfords

Other Biographies

Created on Jun 04, 2020 by Daniel Pinna
See Success Stories
"Thank you for helping me find my family & friends again so many years after I lost them. I get the chance to remember them all this time later." Highlights of just a few of the many successes of sharing memories on AncientFaces. From reuniting lost or 'orphan' photos with their families, seeing faces of relatives for the first time, to the many connections made with family & friends. These special moments are why it's important we share.
Back to Top