One of the members of Langley’s first Town Council in 1913 was Henry English, a Canadian who, with his wife, Grace and their three children had settled in Langley prior to 1910. He was one of the leaders in Langley’s civic affairs for several years and served as mayor in 1915 after the resignation of Frank Furman. His wife, not to be outdone by her husband in community service, was a council woman in 1920 when the all-woman administration governed Langley. The 1910 census shows Henry as 62 years old at that time and Grace as 46. They had four children, Henrietta, Helen, Ruth and Henry Jr.