Uncle Henry


Henry C. Lang, 91, of 18 Henry Drive, died June 4, 1999, at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin.

 Mr. Lang was born in West Milan Dec. 18, 1907, the son of Perley and Helen Louise (Leighton) Lang Sr. Prior to his retirement in 1964, he was employed as an electrician at the Cedarcrest Sanitarium in Hartford, Conn.

 As a young man, Mr. Lang competed in logging competitions where he established several records. He held the New England Championship for cross cut log sawing in 1934-1935 and set a world record for cross cut sawing in 1935. The family believes the record still stands.

 After retiring, he returned to the family farm where he raised and grafted many species of apples. On one tree he grafted 225 different species.

 The family includes two sisters, Mertie Coates of Dummer, and Rose Hammond of Wauchula, Fla.; four brothers, Albert Lang, Kermit Lang and Perley Lang Jr., all of West Milan, and Francis Lang of Lakeland, Fla.; 26 nieces and nephews, several grand and great-grand nieces and nephews.