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Olin L. Langworthy (1868-1944)
Born in Bay City, MI, lumber business in N. Dakota.

1923 Bio. - Added Feb., 2012.

History of Minneapolis 1923.


Prominent in the lumber circles of the city and state is Olin L. Langworthy, president of the Langworthy Lumber Company. A native of Michigan, his birth occurred in Bay City on the 4th of January, 1868, a son of Daniel and Belle C. (Cook) Langworthy. Daniel Langworthy was a native of Connecticut, and his wife was born in New York state. Daniel Langworthy was a captain in a New York regiment during the Civil war and moved with his family to Bay City, Michigan, in 1866, where he engaged in the mercantile business.

Olin L. Langworthy pursued his academic education in the public schools of Bay City and in due time was graduated from the local high school. After putting his textbooks aside he engaged in farming for a few years and then went to North Dakota and continued farming for a short time. In 1897 he started in the lumber business, operating a retail yard at Courtenay, North Dakota. In 1902 he organized and incorporated the Langworthy Lumber Company, of which concern he has been president since its inception. In 1905 they moved headquarters to Minneapolis and Mr. Langworthy took up residence here. He is practically the sole owner of the business, which he directs and controls, his executive ability, keen foresight and sagacity standing him in good need. The company maintains country yards all over North Dakota. Mr. Langworthy is prominent known in lumber circles throughout the United States and is considered an authority on any issue pertaining to the business. Having worked his way up from a minor capacity, he is familiar with every phase of it and well merits the success he has achieved.

On the 9th of June, 1899, at Fargo, North Dakota, occurred the marriage of Mr. Langworthy to Miss Maude Bronson, and to their union one son has been born, Bronson, who is nineteen years of age and a student in Dartmouth College. Mrs. Langworthy is prominent in club and social affairs of this city.

Mr. Langworthy is a strict adherent of the republican party, having firm belief in the principles of that party as factors in good government. Although he has never sought nor desired public preferment his influence is ever on the side of advancement and improvement and his aid can always be counted upon in the furtherance of any movement for the upbuilding of city, county and state.

Socially Mr. Langworthy is identified with the Minneapolis Athletic Club, the Automobile Club and the Interlachen Country Club. His greatest recreation he finds in autoing throughout the state.

Additional Notes.

    1880 - Census: Bay City, Bay, Mich.

  • Langworthy, Daniel A. - b. 1832, Rhode Island.
  • Sarah I., wife - b. 1838, New York.
  • Belle C., daughter - b. 1865, New York.
  • Olin L., son - b. 1868, Mich.

    1919 - Minnesota Deaths: Hennepiin Co.

  • Daniel A. Langsworthy, born Jan. 3, 1832, R.I., died Jan. 14, 1919, burial at Courtenay, N. Dak. Son of John A. Langworthy and Eliza Lewis.

    1930 - Minnesota Deaths: Minneapolis, Hennepin Co.

  • Bronson Langworthy, b. 1905, died May 31, 1930, married. Son of Olin L. Langworthy and Maud Bronson.

    1944 - Minnesota Deaths: Minneapolis, Hennepin Co.

  • Olin L. Langsworthy, b. 1869, died Sep. 16, 1944, son of Daniel Avery Langworthy and Belle Cook.
Related Pages/Notes

Related Pages:
Langworthy, D.A. father
People Referenced
Bronson, Maude (wife)
Cooke, Sarah B. (mother)
Langworthy, Daniel A.(father)
Langworthy, John A. (g-father)
Langworthy, Belle C. (sis)
Langworthy, Olin L. (subject)
Lewis, Eliza (g-mother)
Subjects Referenced
Bay City, MI
Civil War
Courtenay, ND
Dartsmouth College
Fargo, ND
Hennepin Co., MN
Langworthy Lumber Co.
Minneapolis, MN
WRITINGS: History As It Was Written Then.