Eighth Generation


539. Dr Samuel Walter Ross LANGDON was born on 12 September 1873 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1921,1922,1923 He appeared in the census in 1880 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1664 He graduated in 1897 in Harvard University.1924,1925 Samuel registered to vote - Ward 4, Pct 3 in 1897 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1926 He appeared in the census in 1900 in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.1927 In 1904 he became a member of Steward, Masonic Lodge No. 191928 Samuel was elected as Chair, Stockton Democratic City Committee in 1906 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1929 He was elected as president, Central California Health Assn in 1909 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1929 1930 He was elected as president, San Joaquin Valley Medical Society in 1910 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1931 On 1 March 1910 Samuel became a member of Stockton tennis club1932 In January 1912 he was a farmer in Yam, Merced, CA.1933 About 1923 he was an Asst physician, Clark's Sanatorium in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1934 Samuel died Septic sore throat, hypostatic pneumonia, myocarditis on 30 December 1938 at the age of 65 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1935 He was buried on 3 January 1939 in Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1936,1937 Doctors of San Joaquin by Jesse Walter Barnes, unpublished, Holt-Atherton Special Collections, U of P Libraries, MS 58 Box 1, p 116

Samuel Walter Ross Langdon was born in Stockton, California, September 12, 1873. Dr. Langdon's parents were Samuel Walter Ross Langdon and Edna(sic) Worthington Dorsey Langdon.
Dr. Langdon attended the primary schools and Normal Institute in Stockton and prepared for college in Phillips Exeter Academy. He spent a few months in Powder Point School in Duxbury, Massachusetts. Dr. Langdon attended Harvard College and received his AB from Harvard in 1897. He received his degree of MD from California University Medical College, 1900, and then served as interne in the French Hospital in San Francisco.
In 1901 he began the practice of medicine in Stockton. In 1906 he was elected health officer for Stockton and served in this capacity during six years. It was then that he death and birth certificates were first file alphabetically, rather than chronologically. He instituted modern methods of milk inspection and required dairy buildings to be constructed in a sanitary manner. For the first time all the houses in the city were obliged to be connected with the city sewage system.
In 1908 Dr. Langdon was appointed a member of the Committee of Five to co-operate with the United States Public Health Service, under Drs. Rupert, Blue, Rucker and Long to eradicate the bubonic plague in California. Dr. Langdon served as secretary of this board which had been appointed by the State Board of Health.
In 1909 Dr. Langdon served as President of the San Joaquin Valley Health Association. In 1911 Dr. Langdon was President of the San Joaquin Valley Medical Association. From 1906 to 1912 Dr. Langdon was the physician at Dr. Asa Clark's Sanatorium for Nervous and Mental Diseases. In 1931 Dr. Langdon became a member of the staff of the Stockton State Hospital.
In 1904 Dr. Langdon married Mary Eva Root, of Oakland. There are two children, Ross, who is attorney in Chicago, and a daughter, Edwa, who graduated from College of Pacific and is now (1940) a teacher in a Salinas school.
Dr. Langdon was a member of the San Joaquin Medical Society and its complimentary ones. Was a Mason on the York Rite side through the Temple, ANSGW and was Senior Warden of St. John's Episcopal Church. From 1912 to 1920 Dr. Langdon lived at his ranch at Yam, Merced Co. Following the sale of the orchard at the latter date he traveled in Europe, Africa and South America.

Per Ralph Yardley cartoon for the Stockton Record - publication date unknown - Porter Roberts, Abby Hammond, J D Young and Samuel Langdon were all part of the same social set - and played tennis together.

Dr Samuel Walter Ross LANGDON and Mary Eva ROOT were married on 28 September 1904 in Oakland, Alameda, CA.1921,1938,1939,1940 They1921,1938,1939,1940 lived farmer and physician in Winton, Merced, CA about 1917.1941 They1941 appeared in the census in 1920 in Township 8, Merced, CA.1942 Samuel and Mary1942 appeared in the census in 1930 in Oakland, Alameda, CA.1943 Mary Eva ROOT was born on 11 May 1880.1944,1945 She was buried in January 1950 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA.1936 She died on 13 January 1950 at the age of 69 in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.1946

Dr Samuel Walter Ross LANGDON and Mary Eva ROOT had the following children:

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Samuel Walter Ross LANGDON Jr.

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Edwa D LANGDON.