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Allister Sloan, an Attorney, and Sara Janson Langille, M.D.

The following information on Allister Sloan Langiile’s life was obtained from viewing a partial actual copy of his obituary that was found on under his name. The name of the paper and the date of the listing are unknown, but much of the information contained has been confirmed with other genealogical records.

Allister, an attorney, and his wife, Sara Ann Janson Langille, a physician, were responsible for their research leading to their book, The Langille Family Genealogical Records published the first time in 1929. Their initial efforts as amateur genealogists to compile information on the Langille family yielded information on over 900 family members. many believe that this book was the first organized effort to develop the family's genealogical history. A current republished copy of their efforts is available in our online Member Store.

Allister, son of a Baptist pastor, was born July 25, in Knowlesville, New York. Some of his later boyhood years were spent in Washington, D.C., where his father also had a pastorate. His decision to enter law school took him to Chicago, Illinois, where studied at the Kent Law College. Following his graduation from that institution and his admission to the bar, he entered upon the practice of law in the City of Chicago. Through the years he became known as one of the city’s beat attorneys. On September 13, 1908, he married Dr. Sara Ann Janson, a former Albert Lea, MN, girl and one well known here for her various appearances before civic and high school groups.

Early in life, Attorney Langille became a member of the Baptist Church. While in Chicago he belonged to the Fourth Baptist Church and later to the North Shore Baptist Church, of which congregation he was a member at the time of his death. For a number of years toward the end of his life Attorney Langille was not in the best of health. Death came on March 4, 1945, in the city of Chicago.

Surviving are his widow, Sara Ann Janson Langille, a practicing physician in Chicago; a brother, Louis Langille of Rockford, Ill; two sisters, Mrs. William Kooreman, of Meridian, Conn., and miss Letitia Langille of Washington, D.C.

Funeral services were held March 9, 1945, in the Sether Chapel, Albert Lea, [Minnesota] with the Rev. Milton R. Schroder of the First Baptist Church officiating. Special music was sung by Mrs. Gladys Berntson and daughter Jo Ann, accompanied by Mrs. Severson. Pallbearers were Judge .F. Meizen, Dr. Will……[Balance of listing was missing.]

For more information on Allister's wife, please see Sara Ann Janson Langille, M.D. 

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