Lang, Andrew Mackee (1880-1922)

Andrew Mackee Lang was a bookkeeper who lived at 1218 Denman Street in 1919 and 1920.

Andrew Mackee Lang was born on October 9, 1880, in Kincardine, Scotland.

His father was William Lang (1855-1918), who was the head master at a school in Laurencekirk, Kincardine. Andrew’s mother was Janet Mackee, who was born about 1855.

 

William Lang

William Lang was a fellow of the Educational Institute of Scotland. He served as schoolmaster for many years in in Laurencekirk. In 1905, the institute celebrated his “semi-jubilee” (or 25 years) with the institute.

“The Advance of Education,” The Courier and Argus (Dundee, Scotland), Issue 16386, December 25, 1905, page 7.

“The Advance of Education,” The Courier and Argus (Dundee, Scotland), Issue 16386, December 25, 1905, page 7.

William Lang also served for 21 years as honorary treasurer of the institute’s local branch.

Aberdeen Daily Journal (Aberdeen, Scotland), Issue 15893, December 25, 1905; page 4.

Aberdeen Daily Journal (Aberdeen, Scotland), Issue 15893, December 25, 1905; page 4.

William Lang served for twelve years as the worshipful master of the local freemasons.

Laurencekirk, Aberdeen Daily Journal (Aberdeen, Scotland), Issue 18083, December 23, 1912; page 9.

Laurencekirk, Aberdeen Daily Journal (Aberdeen, Scotland), Issue 18083, December 23, 1912; page 9.

William Lang died on November 29, 1918.

Courier and Argus (Dundee, Scotland), Issue 20435, November 30, 1918; page 2.

Courier and Argus (Dundee, Scotland), Issue 20435, November 30, 1918; page 2.

 

Andrew Mackee Lang

Andrew went to school in Laurencekirk. In 1894 he was a successful candidate for a scholarship.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal (Aberdeen, Scotland), Issue 7625, February 28, 1894; page 4, [edited image]

Aberdeen Weekly Journal (Aberdeen, Scotland), Issue 7625, February 28, 1894; page 4, [edited image]

Andrew arrived in Vancouver about 1910. By 1911, he was a clerk for the Northern Crown Bank at 450 West Hastings Street.

Northern Bank, 450 West Hastings Street, 1907, [later Northern Crown Bank]; Vancouver Public Library; VPL Accession Number: 5194; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/60/5194.jpg [cropped image].

Northern Bank, 450 West Hastings Street, 1907, [later Northern Crown Bank]; Vancouver Public Library; VPL Accession Number: 5194; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/60/5194.jpg [cropped image].

On February 14, 1912, in Vancouver, Andrew married Elizabeth Scott Cumming. She was born in Scotland on September 20, 1881, in Burnt Island, Scotland. Her father was George Cumming. Her mother was Elizabeth Lang.

In 1913 and 1914, Andrew was a bookkeeper for Newport Timber Company, based in Newport, which became the town of Squamish in 1914.

Newport, B.C., advertisement [detail], by British American Trust Company, Victoria Daily Colonist, October 10, 1909, page 16; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19091010uvic/19091010#page/n15/mode/1up.

Newport, B.C., advertisement [detail], by British American Trust Company, Victoria Daily Colonist, October 10, 1909, page 16; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist19091010uvic/19091010#page/n15/mode/1up.

By 1917, Andrew was a bookkeeper for Stoltze Manufacturing Company, which operated a large shingle mill.

Andrew died in Vancouver on April 13, 1925. He was buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Elizabeth died in Vancouver on September 11, 1972. She was buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Burnaby.

Andrew and Elizabeth had the following children.

 

William Lang

William Lang was born in Vancouver on December 26, 1912.

On June 26, 1937, in Vancouver, he married Irene Veronica Pausche. She was born in Vancouver on May 21, 1913. Her father was John Pausche. Her mother was Ann Mason.

William worked with British Columbia Hydro.

William died in New Westminster, British Columbia, on February 6, 1975. He was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Irene died in New Westminster on January 19, 1986. She was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby.

 

George Cumming Lang

George Cumming Lang was born in Vancouver on May 20, 1914.

He died in Vancouver on October 25, 1918. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang was born in British Columbia about 1916.

He was living in Chilliwack, British Columbia, in 1972.

 

James Cumming Lang

James Cumming Lang was born about 1921.

He married Jean McPherson Cadden. She was born on January 11, 1924, in Prince George, British Columbia. Her father was Robert Cadden (1898-1991). Her mother was Kate McPherson (1901-1997).

Jean died in Vancouver on October 21, 1981.

James was living in Vancouver in 1981.

 

William Lang (brother of Andrew Mackee Lang)

William Lang was Andrew’s brother.

William was born in Laurencekirk, Scotland, on June 28, 1887.

He worked as a bank accountant.

He was not married.

On June 26, 1915, he enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force to serve during the First World War. He was serving with the Canadian Army Medical Corps.

He died on February 24, 1916. He was buried in Chatby Military and War Memorial Cemetery in Alexandria, Egypt.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission, William Lang, Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery; Egypt; http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/109211/LANG,%20WILLIAM.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission, William Lang, Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery; Egypt; http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/109211/LANG,%20WILLIAM.

William Lang’s name appears on the memorial stained glass window in Laurencekirk Parish Church.

Laurencekirk Parish Kirk, High Street (A937), Laurencekirk AB30 1AE, Scotland; https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/node/145731.

Laurencekirk Parish Kirk, High Street (A937), Laurencekirk AB30 1AE, Scotland; https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/node/145731.

“Laurencekirk Tribute to Fallen,” The Courier and Argus (Dundee, Scotland), ; Issue 21517, Thursday, May 18, 1922; page 4 [selected portions image].

“Laurencekirk Tribute to Fallen,” The Courier and Argus (Dundee, Scotland), ; Issue 21517, Thursday, May 18, 1922; page 4 [selected portions image].

Sources

William Lang (father of Andrew Mackee Lang)

“Scotland Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM6S-JQD : accessed 25 March 2016), William Lang, Lawrencekirk, Kincardineshire, Scotland; from “1881 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 12, PRO T 1, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 203,470.

“Scotland Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSDG-F5W : accessed 25 March 2016), William Lang, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire, Scotland; from “1891 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 6, GRO6/275, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 208,695.

 

Jane Mackee (mother of Andrew Mackee Lang)

“Scotland Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM6S-JQ6 : accessed 25 March 2016), Jane M Lang, Lawrencekirk, Kincardineshire, Scotland; from “1881 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 12, PRO T 1, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 203,470.

“Scotland Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSDG-F54 : accessed 25 March 2016), Jane Lang, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire, Scotland; from “1891 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 6, GRO6/275, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 208,695.

 

Andrew Mackee Lang

“Scotland Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM6S-JQX : accessed 25 March 2016), Andrew M Lang, Lawrencekirk, Kincardineshire, Scotland; from “1881 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 12, PRO T 1, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 203,470.

“Scotland Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSDG-F5H : accessed 25 March 2016), Andrew M Lang, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire, Scotland; from “1891 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 6, GRO6/275, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 208,695.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2H2T-NHF : accessed 25 March 2016), Andrew M Lang, Jun 1910; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4767, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8Z-7LQ : accessed 25 March 2016), Andrew Mackee Lang and Elizabeth Scott Cumming, 14 Feb 1912; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11376, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,704.

100 Years of Squamish History, http://squamish.ca/discover-squamish/arts-culture-and-heritage/sq2014/: “One hundred years ago, the town’s name officially changed from Newport to Squamish and the town site of Squamish (today’s downtown) was completed.”

1921 Canada Census; Andrew Lang; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 7, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 19; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“Looking Back: B.C.’s largest shingle mill was in Ruskin,” Maple Ridge News, posted Oct 9, 2012; http://www.mapleridgenews.com/community/173344091.html [describes history of Stoltze Manufacturing Co.]

Ruskin, British Columbia, Wikipedia article; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruskin,_British_Columbia [includes references to Stoltze Manufacturing Co.]

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL24-HM3 : accessed 25 March 2016), Andrew Mackee Lang, 1925.

Andrew Mackee Lang, death notice, Vancouver Province, April 15, 1925, page 17; Vancouver Province, April 15, 1925, page 14: “Lang—Andrew Mackee Lang, dearly beloved husband of Elizbeth Cumming and elder son of the late Wm. Lang., F.E.I.S., and Mrs. Lang of Lawrence Kirk, Scotland, at the Vancouver General Hospital, April 13, 1925, in his 45th year; late of 4516 Quebec. Funeral services from the chapel of the Mount Pleasant Undertaking Co., Kingsway and Main, Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock, the Rev. Wm. Gilmour officiating. Interment in New Masonic Cemetery.”

 

George Cumming (father of Elizabeth Scott Cumming)

“Scotland Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSFX-KBS : accessed 26 March 2016), George Cumming, Kirkcaldy & Abbotshall, Fife, Scotland; from “1891 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 13, GRO6/275, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 208,761. (possible connection)

 

Elizabeth Lang (mother of Elizabeth Scott Cumming)

“Scotland Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSFX-KB3 : accessed 26 March 2016), Elizabeth Cumming, Kirkcaldy & Abbotshall, Fife, Scotland; from “1891 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 13, GRO6/275, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 208,761. (possible connection)

 

Elizabeth Scott Cumming (wife of Andrew Mackee Lang)

“Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XT6K-L3T : accessed 26 March 2016), Elizabeth Scott Cumming, 20 Sep 1881; citing Burntisland, Fife, Scotland, reference v 411 p 47; FHL microfilm 232,646.

“Scotland Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSFX-KB7 : accessed 26 March 2016), Elizabeth Cumming, Kirkcaldy & Abbotshall, Fife, Scotland; from “1891 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 13, GRO6/275, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 208,761.

1921 Canada Census; Elizabeth Lang in household of Andrew Lang; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 7, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 19; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLY5-5SL : accessed 25 March 2016), Elizabeth Scott Lang, 1972.

Elizabeth Scott Lang, death notice, Vancouver Province, September 13, 1972, page 33; Vancouver Sun, September 13, 1972, page 50: “Lang—On September 11, 1972, Elizabeth Scott Lang, aged 90 years. Survived by 3 sons, William, New Westminster; Andrew, Chilliwack, James, Vancouver; 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, George Cumming, Vancouver; 2 sisters, Misses Jean and Belle Cumming, Kirklady, Scotland. The deceased was a life member of Maple Leaf Chapter No. 19, O.E.S. Funeral service Thursday, September 14, at 2 p.m., in West Point Grey Presbyterian Church, 12th Ave., at Trimble St., Rev. David Smith officiating. Interment Masonic Cemetery, Burnaby. In lieu of flowers donations to the B.C. Hear Foundation appreciated. Simmon[s] and McBride Funeral Directors in charge.”

 

George Cumming (brother of Elizabeth Scott Cumming)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBK-WBX : accessed 26 March 2016), George Cumming, 1974.

 

William Lang (son of Andrew Mackee Lang)

1921 Canada Census; William Lang in household of Andrew Lang; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 7, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 19; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Library and Archives Canada; Form 30A Ocean Arrivals (Individual Manifests), 1919-1924; Rolls: T-14939 – T-15248; October 1924, William Lang; Ancestry.com. Canada, Ocean Arrivals (Form 30A), 1919-1924 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. [born about 1912]

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKNL-KPY5 : accessed 25 March 2016), William Lang and Irene Veronica Pausche, 26 Jun 1937; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number , Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 100,548,084.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLB5-4H2 : accessed 25 March 2016), William Lang, 1975.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLLC-QDX : accessed 25 March 2016), Irene Lang, 1986.

 

Andrew Lang (son of Andrew Mackee Lang)

1921 Canada Census; Andrew Lang in household of Andrew Lang; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 7, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 19; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Library and Archives Canada; Form 30A Ocean Arrivals (Individual Manifests), 1919-1924; Rolls: T-14939 – T-15248; October 1924, Andrew M Lang, Junior; Ancestry.com. Canada, Ocean Arrivals (Form 30A), 1919-1924 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. [born about 1921]

 

James Cumming Lang (son of Andrew Mackee Lang)

Library and Archives Canada; Form 30A Ocean Arrivals (Individual Manifests), 1919-1924; Rolls: T-14939 – T-15248; October 1924, James Cumming Lang; Ancestry.com. Canada, Ocean Arrivals (Form 30A), 1919-1924 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. [born about 1921]

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8M-58Y : accessed 26 March 2016), Robert Cadden and Catharine Mcpherson, 06 Jul 1922; citing Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13744, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,226.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGM-8DCJ : accessed 26 March 2016), Robert Cadden, 1991; Burial, Prince George, Fraser-Fort George Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Prince George Municipal Cemetery; citing record ID 110447220, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=110447220.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGM-8DCN : accessed 26 March 2016), Catherine Cadden, 1997; Burial, Prince George, Fraser-Fort George Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Prince George Municipal Cemetery; citing record ID 110440871, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=110440871.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1Q-N29 : accessed 25 March 2016), Jean Mcpherson Lang, 1981. (possible connection)

Society, Prince George Citizen – April 11, 1960 – Page 7, http://pgnewspapers.pgpl.ca/fedora/repository/pgc:1960-04-11-07: “Former resident Mrs. Jean Laing [sic] of Vancouver is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cadden.”

Prince George Citizen – June 29, 1982 – Page 27, http://pgnewspapers.pgpl.ca/fedora/repository/pgc:1982-06-29-27:

“Local pioneers. Robert and Catherine Cadden, will return to Prince George Saturday to celebrate their 60th anniversary with their family.

They will be guests of honor at an open house which will begin at 2 p.m. at the home of their daughter and son-in-law. Ross and Donna Ferguson, at 2979 Nechako Dr.

The Caddens, who now make their home in Surrey, moved to Prince George in 1920 Robert Cadden worked for the CNR for 43 years before retiring in 1963.

Among those attending the open house will be the couple’s two surviving children Donna and John, 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Their two eldest children, Jean Lang and John, have predeceased them.

The family has requested that friends attending the open house refrain from bringing gifts.”

 

George Cumming Lang (son of Andrew Mackee Lang)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLK8-BQV : accessed 25 March 2016), George Cumming Lang, 1918.

 

William Lang (brother of Andrew Mackee Lang)

“Scotland Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSDG-F58 : accessed 25 March 2016), William Lang, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire, Scotland; from “1891 England, Scotland & Wales census,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing p. 6, GRO6/275, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 208,695.

Expeditionary Force; Name: Lang, William; Regimental Number: 400071; Date of Birth: 28/06/1887; Reference:   RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5370 – 49; Item Number: 512033; http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=512033.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Rank: Sergeant; Service No:400071; Date of Death: 24/02/1916; Age: 28; Regiment/Service: Canadian Army Medical Corps No. 1 Stationary Hospital; Grave Reference: A. 125; Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery; Additional Information: Son of William and Jane Lang, of 4516, Quebec St., Vancouver, British Columbia. Born at Laurencekirk, Scotland; http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/109211/LANG,%20WILLIAM.

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