Biography of William C. Lansford
Clearfield County, PA Biographies





WILLIAM C. LANGSFORD,* county commissioner of Clearfield County, Pa., and a well known and representative citizen, is a native of Great Britain, born in England, Jan. 24, 1847. His parents were William and Eliza (Oliver) Langsford, who passed their lives in England and reared a family of five children.

William C. Langsford is a self made man. He attended school in his native land and then worked in the coal mines until 1869, when he crossed the Atlantic Ocean to America, locating in Pennsylvania coal regions. He continued to work in the mines until 1872 and then invested his capital in the barber business and later purchased and conducted a stationery store. Still later he went out as a traveling salesman for a tailoring house and also was interested in the same capacity for a piano and organ firm. He early identified himself with the Republican party and in 1908, was elected on its ticket, a member of the board of county commissioners. Prior to this, however, he served a number of years as a justice of the peace and for seventeen years was a member of the borough council. In public as in business life, Mr. Langsford has proved efficient and honorable.

Mr. Langsford married Miss Ellen Charlton and six children were born to them. With his family he belongs to the Episcopal church. Fraternally he is identified with the Masons and the Knights of Pythias.


Note - Sketches unrevised by subscribers are distinguished by a small astrict (*).

From:
Twentieth Century History of
Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
and Representative Citizens.
BY: Roland D. Swoope, Jr.
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co,
Chicago, Ill. 1911

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