23 March 2016

Mr. Langridge's Pardon

Add caption (1897-98)

J. C. Higgins was a character reference forWilliam [Henry] Langridge.  They both served in Co. A, 23 Illinois Infantry. Langridge was enumerated at Jackson Prison in 1890; his Civil War service was noted.

Langridge was still in prison in early 1900:

Name: William H Laugridge
Census 1900
Michigan State Prison Jackson city Ward 8, Jackson, Michigan
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: White
Birth Date: Jul 1844
Birthplace: Michigan
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland

William Henry Langridge was sentenced 26 November 1878 for 2nd Degree murder in the death of his mother, Mrs. Martha Farrell. He was pardoned on 28 December 1900:

Her was living in the Old Soldier's Home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1920. He died 23 March 1921.

Henry W. Langridge may have been born at Mackinac Island, Michigan.  He may have married Julia McDonald, originally of London, Ontario, Canada. [Death record of Alfred Langridge; Henry W. Langridge had a son named Alfred, who spoke on his father's behalf at a pardon hearing]

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