Dr. Langdon was born May 28, 1839, in Linwood, Ohio. He was the son of James Davenport Langdon and Sarah Phelps Langdon. He attended the Miami Medical College in Cincinnati and in 1862, he joined the Union Army to serve during the Civil War. That August, he was appointed as Assistant Surgeon to the 79th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. By February 1863, he was a Full Surgeon and served until the end of the war.
|1869 Titus Map - Source|
Chester Stebbin Langdon (5 Sept 1867 - 20 Jul 1868)
Clara Langdon (5 May 1869 - 7 Dec 1874)
Anna Dawson Langdon (9 Sept 1870 - 21 Oct 1874)
Thomas Langdon (22 Jun 1874 - 4 Oct 1874)
William Langdon (22 Jun 1874 - 9 Feb 1955)
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As you can see, only one of their five children survived until adulthood. Emeline passed away in 1874, just two weeks after giving birth to twins. In December 1875, Dr. Langdon married Sydnie Edward, and she became William's mother. Just five months after their marriage, Dr. Henry A. Langdon passed away from a brain hemorrhage on May 13, 1876. (Source)
|Cincinnati Enquirer; May 16, 1876; ProQuest Historical Newspapers|
Sydnie and William moved to live with her family. The home remained in the Langdon family and became a rental property.
THE LATE DR. H. A. LANGDON.RESOLUTIONS PASSED BY THE MIAMI MEDICAL SOCIETY.Whereas, Our friend and professional brother, Henry Langdon, has been removed from our midst by the hand death ; therefore be itResolved, That the Miami Medical Society has lost in o deceased friend one of its most useful and distinguished members, and the medical profession of Cincinnati one of its brightest ornaments.Resolved, That in his sincere sympathy with suffering, in thorough and scientific medical knowledge, and the calm, strong spirit which at all times impelled him fearlessly to do his da Dr. Langdon possessed in a most uncommon degree those high qualities which makes a physician invaluable to a communityResolved, That to the community which will vainly seek replace him, to the friends and relatives who have lost him. hereby respectfully tender our heartfelt sympathy, and min join our regrets with theirs.W. W. Highlands. M. D.. PresGeorge Conner, M. D., Secit
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When William passed away in 1955, the home was sold to private owners until 1966 when it was purchased by the Miami Purchase Association, predecessor to the Cincinnati Preservation Association. In 1969, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places and plans were made to remove the doctor's office building to the Heritage Village at Sharon Woods Park, where it still stands today.
|Langdon Medical Office at the Heritage Village - Google Images|