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Edgar, known as Bud, was born on October 7, 1915 in Hauppauge, New York to Percy Land, age 30, contractor, born in Canada and Meta Peterman, age 29, born in the United States, he was the forth of four living children. Attending physician H. E. Chatwain (?) of Brentwood, Long Island.
Edgar, called Bud or Buddy, always celebrated his birthday on October 8th. He said the doctor made a mistake in recording the birth date as October 7th.
| Growing Up
Bud graduated from Smithtown Branch High School in 1934.
The Smithtown Branch High School Searchlight June 6, 1934
Class Will: "Bud Land, a girl hunter, to Martha Loysch, a boy hunter."
Class Future: "Edgar Land CCC" (See next entry)
Class Prophecy: Using a Radio talk show format
RADIO: Young Edgar Land, well-known drug store cowboy, has become an enthusiastic member of the CCC. His activities are characterized by his usual persistence and energy.
1938 Burn Injury
"Edgar L. Land, son of Mr. and Mrs. Percy A. Land of North Country road, has been confined to his home for several days, due to injuries received while at work."
| 1939 Coast to Coast Fire Run
In 1939 Bud Land made a fire run from New York to California. To see photos of of some of the places they visited, click on the picture of Bud
Edgar L. Land and Agnes Goehle were married in the rectory of St Ignatius Loyola Church at the corner of 82nd(?) and Park Avenue in New York City on February 15, 1942. Witnesses were Charles A. Swain and Isabella Goehle.
Apparently they could not get married in the church itself because Agnes was Roman Catholic and Bud was not.
World War II
"Edgar Land, son of Mr. and Mrs. Percy Land has enlisted in the U. S. Navy."
Bud was not accepted in the Service. He was classified 4F for a hernia. The danger was that heavy lifting might cause the hernia to become acute, requiring surgery.
Bud spent the war years working for Republic Aviation in Farmingdale, Long Island. Republic Aviation Corporation built the P-17 Thunderbold fighter. The P-47 was the most-produced American fighter aircraft of World War II (15,686 were built).
Bud worked as a time study assistant making sure that adequate parts were always available - yet not over produced - so the P-47 could be assembled as efficiently as possible.
The hernia finally gave him trouble circa 1966 when it acted up and required surgery.
The American Airpower Museum is located in the old Republic Avaiation Factory in Farmingdale. The museum is open Thursday through Sunday 10 to 4.
WWII Draft Registration:Edgar Law Land, Smithtown, age 25, dob October 8, 1915, Hauppauge, NY, Mrs. Percy Land, mother, Smithtown Branch, self employed, St James, 5'11", 160, brown eyes, brown hair, October 16, 1940
Children of Bud Land and Agnes Goehle
Children of Edgar (Bud) Land and Agnes Goehle:
|Bud Land, New York Times, April 21, 1974
The accompanying article is quite messed up and hard to read. However, it is a promotional article about a home tour fund raiser for the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts.
|Bud Land and Agnes Goehle Land|
North Counry Road
Smithtown, Long Island
To see more photos of Bud and Agnes and their children click on the photo.
Death of Agnes Goehle Land
Agnes Land died April 19, 1996 in Austen, Texas. Agnes was buried in St Vincent's Cemetery in Chatham, New Jersey.
Death of Bud Land
Edgar (Bud) Land died on August 15, 1999 in Madison, New Jersey. His ashes were divided between St Vincent's Cemetery in Chatham, New Jersey, the Land family plot in Hauppauge, Long Island and Venice, Italy.
LAND, EDGAR LAW (BUD) August 15, 1999
LAND-Edgar Law (Bud). Of Madison, New Jersey on Tuesday, August 10, 1999. Husband of the late Agnes Land. Loving father of Edgar Law Land, Jr. of Barto, PA; Margurite Blanck of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Anthony Land of West Redding, CT; Justina Leler of Austin, TX; Zachary Land of Madison, N.J.; Benedict Land, of Northampton, MA; Matthew Land of Madison, NJ, and Kevin Land of Bechtelsville, PA. Edgar is also survived by his sister Helen Land of St. James, New York and fourteen grandchildren and one great grandchild. A Memorial Service will be held at the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, Main Street, Madison, NJ on Saturday, August 28th from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Information: Burroughs, Kohr & Dangler Funeral Home, 106 Main St. Madison, N.J. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, Main Street, Madison, New Jersey 07940.
|Bud and Agnes Land - where they lived in Smithtown|
|To see more photos of Bud and Agnes and their children, click on the photo of Bud and Agnes|
|Law and Elizabeth Land, Percy and Meta
To see photos of the Land family from the collection of Helen Land, the daughter of Percy and Meta Land and the granddaughter of Law Land and Elizabeth Sykes, click on the photo of Percy Land and Meta Petermann Land
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