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Adam Langiewicz

Male 1884 - 1944  (59 years)


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  • Name Adam Langiewicz 
    • BIO: https://www.wiclarkcountyhistory.org/4data/92/92465Langiewicz.htm

      Bio: Langiewicz, Adam
      Contact: Stan

      ----Source: Nancy Cuyle, Aberdeen Daily World, Aberdeen, Wash.

      Surnames: Langiewicz, MacArthur, Rogalski

      Adam Langiewicz, Thorp, Clark Co., WI


      HUSBAND SERVED BOTH MACARTHURS

      The death of Gen. Douglas Macarthur stirred some fond memories for Rose Langiewicz, 1309 N. Washington St.

      Mrs. Langiewicz is the widow of Adam J. Langiewicz who under both the late General MacArthur and his father, Gen. Arthur MacArthur.

      Mr. Langiewicz was only 14 years old when he enlisted in the Spanish-American War from Wisconsin.

      "He was a big, husky farm boy," his widow related, "and looked older than his years. He wanted to enlist and his father signed the papers for him."

      Serving in the Philippines turned out to be an unforgettable experience for the you Wisconsin farm lad as he became Gen. Arthur MacArthur’s orderly.

      When World War I broke out, Langiewicz enlisted in the Army from Aberdeen and served uder Gen. Douglas MacArthur. The Aberdeen man fought in France and served in the Army for five years, remaining in the government. He was discarged a lieutenant.

      Mr. Langiewicz had know young Douglas at the time he was serving as the father’s orderly.


      "He used to say," his widow recalled, "that the MacArthurs treated him like one of the family."

      A jetty builder by occupation, Mr. Langiewicz worked on both South Beach and Crescent City jetties.

      He and his wife lived in California for a number of years, and Mr. Langiewicz died in Los Angeles in 1944. His widow moved back to Aberdeen shortly thereafter.

      While they were living in California the couple read in the paper that Gen. Arthur MacArthur had retired and was living in La Jolla.


      "My husband, " Mrs. Langiewicz remembered, "was determined to pay a visit to the general. I was not in favor of it. So many years had gone by and the general had known so many people that I was afraid he wouldn’t remember my husband.

      "But we drove to La Jolla. I waited in the car while my husband went up to the house. General MacArthur came to the door and said immediately, "Why, how are you, Adam?"

      We were invited to come into the house, and had lunch and a very good visit. They were wonderful people. In my husband’s opinion, both of the MacArthurs were the finest of men.

      "And I," she added, "am very proud of my husband’s war record."
    Born 24 Dec 1884  Poland Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Jan 1944  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1604  Konieczny-Szczech
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2020 

    Father Joseph Langiewicz,   b. 1849, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1927  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Josephine Nowak,   b. 15 Jan 1860, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1931, Thorp, Clark County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 1875 
    Family ID F571  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rose Florence Malinowski,   b. 4 Oct 1892, Thorp, Clark, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1970, Aberdeen, Grays Harbor, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 1916  Aberdeen, Grays Harbor, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Earl (adopted) Langiewicz,   b. 2 Aug 1930, Oceanside, San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1995, Aberdeen, Grays Harbor, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [Adopted]
     2. Valentine Langiewicz,   b. Jan 1877, Russia, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Joseph Langiewicz,   b. 27 Dec 1889, Poland, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1959, Thorp, Clark, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     4. Katherina Langiewicz,   b. Aug 1893, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Sophia Langiewicz,   b. Mar 1896, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Verona Langiewicz,   b. Dec 1898, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F1189  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart