In the days before her death at the age of 114, she held the distinction of being the oldest living United Kingdom resident and one of the world's oldest living people.
In her early teens, she ended her formal education and became a clothing factory employee.
She was the last remaining Briton to have come into the world during Queen Victoria's reign.
The daughter of Charles and Sarah Lancaster, she spent her childhood in Worsbrough, England. With her husband, William Lang, she raised a daughter named Margaret.
In her later years, Lang was second only to Italy's Emma Morano as the oldest living person in all of Europe.