Charles L. Langham
Charles L. Langham, was a county treasurer of Matagorda Co., and had
an active business experience of more than half a century. Mr.
Langham was born in Wilcox, County, Alabama, in Sept. 1850, son of
Louis and Catherine (Thompson) Langham, both natives of Alabama,
where his father was a farmer and planter. There were seven children
in the family: James, who died at the age of twenty-five; Charles
L.; John, who died when sixty-six years old; Joseph, who died at the
age of three years; Olivia, who died at the age of forty-five;
Margaret, deceased; and Mary, who died when six years old. The only
two to come to Texas were James and Charles. James settled at
Navasota in 1867 and died there in 1869.
Charles L. Langham during his boyhood in Alabama attended the common
schools and also several boarding schools in different parts of the
state. He was only eleven years old when the Civil war broke out,
but was given a place in the Confederate army under Gen. Bedford
Forrest at the close of the war. For several years he operated a
plantation on the Alabama River and then acquired a place on the
Yazoo River in Mississippi in 1872. In 1976 he sold out and moved to
Louisiana, being a planter and merchant along the Mississippi River
in that state from 1876 to 1900.
Mr. Langham located in Matagorda County in 1900, and was identified
with farming. He also had a home in the city and filled the office
of county treasurer in 1924, was reelected for a term of 1929 and
1930. He was a Democrat in politics, a member of the Methodist
Episcopal Church and the Masonic Lodge.
Mr. Langham married Miss Martha C. Dantzler, daughter of Grove and
Eugenia (Boggess) Dantzler, natives of Mississippi. They had four
children: Charlotte, born in 1903, wife of Jesse Rowen, of San
Angelo, Texas; Martha, born in 1905; Rosemond, born in 1907, worked
for the Western Union Telegraph Co. at McCamey, Texas; and
Constance, born in 1912, who studied at the Kingsville College,
Texas Under Many
Flags, Clarence W. Wharton, American Historical Society, 1930
Genealogical Society Publication, Oak Leaves, Vol. 9 #2,
Dantzler - Courtesy of Faye
Reaper” visited another Bay City home this Wednesday morning
at 8:30 o’clock and removed from the family circle of the C.
Langham home one of the city’s oldest and most loved of
Dantzler, affectionately called by those who knew and loved
her, had lived past 90 years of a consecrated lovable,
Christian life. In May she would have been 91 years of age.
splendid woman moved to Bay City from Louisiana, January 1,
1901, and made the C. Langham home her home continuously.
Mrs. Langham having been her daughter.
funeral will be held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock from the
Methodist Church. Mrs. Dantzler, having been a faithful
member since childhood. The arrangements are under the
direction of Walker Furniture Co.
later issue, the Tribune will give a full account of
the life of “Grandma” Dantzler, written by one who knew her
The Daily Tribune,
1931 Obituary courtesy of Susie Adkins