Branch No. 18



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                                                                                      1 UNKNOWN (1) LATTA

Born:____ Died:____. Married:______. Lived in Ireland. Children; Had at least three sons:
2 WILLIAM (2).Born: About 1776
23 SAMUEL (2) settled in Chillicothe, Ross Co., Ohio.
24 DAVID (2) settled in Pittsburgh, Pa.

                                                                                     2 WILLIAM (2) LATTA

Unknown (1). Born in Ireland about 1776.  (History of Ashland Co., Ohio - April 10, 1876 by George W. Hill, says William was born in Westmoreland Co., Pa. in 1777. Page 205).  Married: Mary (or) Nancy Johnson of Crawford Co., Pa. about 1810.  Came to America in 1799 with his two brothers. In 1812 moved with his brother, Samuel, to a farm four miles from Ashland, Ohio where he died January 2, 1849 aged 73 years.  He was a member of the Hopewell Presbyterian Church, Ashland Co., Ohio. In 1855 his widow moved to Jackson, Iowa where she died October 14, 1872 aged 88 years. She is buried in the Buckeye Cemetery, Preston, Jackson County, Iowa, where her son William is buried.  Her husband, William was a large, rugged man, and met danger and toils of pioneer life with wonderful fortitude. His children were noted for their remarkable size and vigor.

WILLIAM LATTA was born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, in 1777. He settled in the east part of Montgomery Township, in the fall of 1815. His nearest neighbors were John Carr and Robert Newell. Mr. Latta had some trouble in procuring hands to aid in erecting his cabin. In doing he had to go as far south as the present site of Jeromeville. When his rude house had been completed, his next difficulty was to procure food. He traveled through the forest, along Indian paths to Shrimplin’s mill to procure corn, and when converted into meal, carried it home on a pack saddle. He also made many trips, with horse and packsaddle to Stibbs mill near Wooster. These trips were toilsome and not devoid of danger. Mr. Latta was a large, rugged man and met the dangers and toils of pioneer life with undaunted fortitude. He prepared an excellent farm, and, in his old age, lived comfortably.  He was a member of old Hopewell Presbyterian Church. He died February 2, 1849, age seventy-two years. His family consisted of Lewis, John, William, Moses, and Jackson. Moses owns the homestead; John and Jackson reside in Iowa, and Lewis and William are dead. These sons were noted for their remarkable size and vigor. Moses is a good businessman, and has been twice elected infirmary director for the county, and a number of times township trustee. (

3 LEWIS (3). b. about 1806 in Pennsylvania; d. May 21, 1864 in Jackson Co., Iowa.
4 JOHN (3). resided in Iowa.
25 WILLIAM (3) went to Jackson Co., Iowa in 1837; d. February 28, 1861. Single.
26 MOSES (3) b. January 20, 1815. Lived and died on the old Latta homestead in Montgomery Tp. Ashland Co., Ohio November 17, 1876. Married Augusta Collins in 1863. Went with his father to Montgomery Tp., Richland, now Ashland Co., Ohio in 1812. No children.
27 SIDNEY (3) b. ____. Died in Nebraska March 27, 1895; m. David Sweney in Ashland, Ohio in 1834. In 1838 went to Jackson Co., Iowa. Four sons, four daughters: J. H. Ira, Mrs. Angeline Lucas died in Preston, Iowa in 1906.

The States and Union, Ashland, OH - Wed. June 8, 1853


                                                                                      3 LEWIS (3) LATTA/LATTY

William (2) Unknown (1). The 1860 Jackson County, Iowa census states that he was born in Pennsylvania.  He married Rebecca Swaney in Ashland, OH in 1829.  The 1850 census in Ashland Co., OH listed him as a carpenter, age 44, with seven children, all born in Ohio. In 1853 he moved to Jackson Co., Iowa where he died on May 21, 1864. The 1860 census for Van Buren, Jackson County, Iowa lists him as "Lewis Latty."  He is buried in the Buckeye Cemetery, Jackson County, Iowa.

6 WILLIAM WALLACE (4)   Born at Ashland, Ohio September 6, 1832; d. July 2, 1912.
7 JAMES CLARKSON (4)  b. August 27, 1834 at Ashland County, OH.
8 JOHN WESLEY (4) b. March 16, 1841 on farm near Ashland, Ohio; d. July 28, 1907.
28 NANCY JANE (4) born in Ashland County, OH; m. C. E. Prior of Miles, Iowa. Lived there 1901.
29 SARAH ANN (4) born in Ashland County, OH; died in Los Angeles, Calif. in 1899; m. Erastus Prior of Jackson, Iowa.
30 CORDELIA (4) born in Ashland County, OH; her name was recorded as "Kerdelia" in this branch, I have used the 1860 Census spelling "Cordelia"; married: Edward Hubbard; d. in 1871.
32 MARY JANE (4) m. John B. Snead, of Omaha, NE on January 26, 1880 in Douglas County, NE.  The marriage license listed her as living in Burt County, NE. 
33 ALTHERE (4).

                                                                                             4 JOHN (3) LATTA

William (2) Unknown (1). Born in Westmoreland Co., Pa. September 26, 1810. In 1883 moved to Tekamah, Neb. where he died March 3, 1893. Buried in the Tekamah Cemetery, Burt County, Nebraska. Married Mary White of Ashland, Ohio in 1843. Moved to Jackson Co., Iowa in 1846.

Seven children. Two died in infancy.
9 JAMES POLK (4) Born near Ashland, Ohio October 31, 1844; d. in Rochester, Minnesota on September 11, 1911 and buried in Tekamah Cemetery, Burt County, Nebraska.
10 GEORGE C. (4) Born in Jackson Co., Iowa November 23, 1881.
11 JOHNSON (4) Born in Jackson Co., Iowa May 14, 1846; d. at Duncombe, Iowa April 1907.
12 FRANCIS MARION (4) Born in Iowa in June 1848; d. in Iowa in 1889.
34 LOUISA JANE (4) b. August 31, 1857 in Jackson Co., Iowa; d. Jan. 21, 1914 in Tekamah, Neb. Single. Buried in the Tekamah Cemetery, Burt County, Nebraska.

                                                                               5 ANDREW JACKSON (4) LATTA

William (2) Unknown (1). b. Jan. 17, 1832 in Montgomery, Ashland Co., Ohio; d. May 22, 1905 in Oakdale, Antelope Co., NE; buried in the Oakdale Cemetery, Oakdale, NE; m. Augusta Lane, also seen as Harriet E. Lane-Lang, on Dec. 18, 1856. Moved to Jackson Co., Iowa in 1856. Then in 1878 to Tekamah, Neb. in 1901.


35 MARIA (4) m. Joel H. Marr, Aug. 10, 1882 in Burt Co., NE. living Decatur, Neb. in 1901.
36 NANCY O. (4). Ira Van Arsdale. He died 1901. She was living in Tekamah, Neb.
37 FRANCIS AMELIA (4) Born: Nov. 30, 1863. At: Van Buren, Jackson Co., IA. Died:
March 10, 1923. Buried: Oakdale Cem. NE. Married: John Henry Milliken, Dec. 25, 1881 at: Blair, NE. In 1901 lived at Oaksdale, Neb. One known child was Ethel Susan Milliken b. Nov.2, 1882 she married John J Keller.

                                                                                 6 WILLIAM WALLACE (4) LATTA

Lewis (3) William (2) Unknown (1). Born at Ashland, Ohio September 6, 1832; d. July 2, 1912; he and his wife are buried in the Tekamah Cemetery, Burt County, Nebraska. William began life as a stage driver when a boy.  He was employed by the Western Stage Company and drove a four-horse coach between Daytn and Xenia, Ohio, and later drove a four-horse coach between Niagara Falls and Lewiston.  In the fall of 1853, he moved with his father's family to Jackson County, Iowa, where he married Mary Mason in 1857.  She was born October 2, 1833 and died November 10, 1018.  William W. Latta moved to Burt Co., Neb. in 1857, where he immediately started an overland trip to Nebraska in a covered wagon with four yoke of oxen.  He crossed the Missouri River at Sioux City on a ferry boat and arrived in Sioux City in July, where he located on land near Tekamah and began to carve out a home, moving into Tekamah in 1877.  William still carried on his farming and live stock business, raising cattle, horses and hogs.  He purchased more land until he owned about 5,000 acres.  He served as Director in First National Bank, Tekamah, Neb.  

Two sons:
38 WILLIAM (5) died aged 21 years. Single. (Could this be the "William R. Latta" buried in the Tekamah Cemetery, born Sept 22, 1860; d. August 18, 1883?)
13 BUDD R. (5) B. ________________; d. in Denver, Colo. January 29, 1929.


History of Burt County, Nebraska

William Wallace LattaW. W. LATTA, live stock and farming, is a native of Ashland County, Ohio; in the fall of 1853, came to Jackson County, Iowa; followed farming. July, 1857, came to Burt County, Neb., and located on 160 acres of land which had formerly been pre-empted by his brother. He now owns about 2,100 acres, and for the past sixteen years his business has principally been live stock. He now owns 630 head of cattle, and feeds an average from 200 to 300 head. He also owns a half interest in the hotel block, and other valuable property in town. He had but $600 when he came to Nebraska, and now can retire with a handsome fortune. He married Miss Mary A., daughter of John R. Mason, of Jackson County, Iowa, May 10, 1857, in Clinton County, Iowa. They have had four children-- William R. and Budd, living; two deceased.





Sioux City Journal, Sioux City, Iowa - Wed. July 3, 1912


                                                                                                 7 JAMES CLARKSON (4) LATTA

Lewis (3) William (2) Unknown (1). b. August 27, 1834 in Ashland County, Ohio; married Sarah E. Gordon on Dec. 8, 1862. Lived in DeSota, NE in 1906. In 1856 went to Burt Co., Neb. In 1859 went to Denver, Colo. In 1864 went to Helena, Mont. where his widow and children lived in 1901. Stock raising business.

14 JAMES LEWIS (5) Born near Denver, Colo. February 8, 1863.
39 WALTER CLARKSON " Ned" (5) b. in Helena, Mont. January 13, 1868.
Married: Jane Fitzgerald. Owned a Bar in Bozeman MT. Moved to Sheraton, Wyo. Where he opened a 2nd Bar, sold it and bought a Ranch at Stillwater, MT.
15 FRANK GORDON (5) Born at Helena, Mont. February 13, 1870.
40 HARRY T. (5) b. Bozeman, Mont. January 25, 1878; lived Boise, Idaho 1909.
41 ETTA LOUISA (5) b. Helena, Mont. April 6, 1866; m. John Marble in Missoula,
Mont. March 16, 1888. Six children: Bemes. Etta. Edward. Army. John. Mary. All born in Phillipsburg, Mont.
42 MARY JANE (5) b. Bozeman, Mont. February 4, 1872; m. Thomas Hickey.
43 DORA C. (5) b. Bozeman, Mont. April 5, 1876. Went to wedding of her cousin
Ed Latta at O'Neill, Neb., took sick and died at Tekamah, Neb. May 1900. Single.

                                                                                  8 JOHN WESLEY (4) LATTA

Lewis (3) William (2) Unknown (1). b. March 16, 1841 on farm near Ashland, Ohio; d. July 28, 1907; m. Mary J. Wyckoff in Jackson Co., Iowa in 1866. She was born August 14, 1844 and died Oct. 8, 1878. They are both buried in the Tekamah Cemetery, Burt County, Nebraska. In 1867 John went to Burt Co., Neb. Lived there in 1900.

Two sons:
44 LEWIS (5) single in 1900.

Tekamah Cemetery, Burt County, Nebraska (Other Latta's buried in cemetery, not identied.)

Elizabeth Latta, b. 1845; d. 1917

Mary C. Best Latta, b. Dec. 6, 1850; d. Jul. 21, 1924

Phyllis W. Latta, b. July 3, 1901; d. Aug. 15, 1966

Pratt Latta, b. Jan. 6, 1865; d. Feb. 16, 1865

                                                                                     9 JAMES POLK (4) LATTA

John (3) William (2) Unknown (1). Born near Ashland, Ohio October 31, 1844; d. in Rochester, Minnesota on September 11, 1911 and buried in Tekamah Cemetery, Burt County, Nebraska; m. Libbie Jonas in Jackson Co., Iowa November 28, 1870. Went with parents to Jackson Co. in 1846. He was a Nebraska Democratic politician. In 1863 went to Bert Co., Neb. He farmed and raised stock in Burt County, Nebraska, eventuality becoming interested in banking. Taught school in Tekamah, Neb. Elected to Congress 61st and 62d sessions. Elected to Nebraska House of Representatives in 1887 and was State senator in 1907. Organized and was president 1st National Bank of Tekamah in 1890 until his death in Mayo Hospital, Rochester, Minn. Also interested in several other banks. A Knight Templar Mason. Owned over 5000 acres of land and raised stock.

1897 - Oakland Independent Newspaper Extracts, Burt Co., NE - INJURY: Latta, J. P.: Oct. 15, 1897: p 8: c 1: Tekamah. Almost fatal accident when helping to remove a corn crib on one of his farms. Fell on him, a 2x6 piece held the crib from instantly killing him. Removed unconscious, badly injured, but thought to live.



17 EDWARD (5) b. April 12, 1873; d. Oct. 6, 1925; buried Tekamah Cemetery, Burt County, Nebraska.
45 DON (5) d. in 1880 aged 7 years.
18 BURR (5) Born October 31, 1879.

History of Burk County, Nebraska

James Polk LattaJ. P. LATTA, banker, born in Ashland County, Ohio, October 31, 1844. At the age of two years, came with his parents to Jackson County, Iowa; assisted on their farm until 1863. Came to Burt County, Neb., and engaged in farming and stock-raising. He owns about 1000 acres, which is largely devoted to stock-raising. He commenced the banking business in 1877. Since that time his attention has been in this direction. Married Libby Jones, a native of Jackson County, Iowa, in 1870. Now proprietor of the Burt County Bank at Tekamah.









                                                                                                         10 GEORGE C. (4) LATTA

John (3) William (2) Unknown (1). Born in Jackson Co., Iowa November 23, 1881; m. Capitola De Silva of Henry Co., Iowa. In 1900 lived on farm near Tekamah, Neb.

Six children:
Three died in infancy:
46 EMERY (5) m. in San Francisco, Calif.
47 FAY (5) m. Carl Wilson.  Died Feb. 24, 1936.
48 MABEL (5) m. in 1914.

The Decatur Herald, Decatur, Nebraska - Thurs. March 5, 1936

                                                                                      11 JOHNSON (4) LATTA

John (3) William (2) Unknown(1). Born in Jackson Co., Iowa May 14, 1846; d. at Duncombe, Iowa April 1907; m. Elizabeth O'Neill of Jackson Co., in 1872. Went to Webster Co., Iowa in 1874. Banker in Duncombe, Iowa.  Died suddenly of a stroke.

49 MAMIE (5) m. Edward Collery. Children: Joseph. Johnson.
50 AGNES (5) m. T.J. Flynn, school teacher. Lived at Duncombe, Iowa. He was
killed in an automobile accident in August, 1915.
51 ROSE (5) m. Mr. Simms. In 1913 lived at Duncombe, Iowa.

Evening Times-Republican, Marshalltown, Iowa - Wed. Apr. 17, 1907


Evening Times-Republic, Marshalltown, Iowa - Wed. Aug. 24, 1910

                                                                                   12 FRANCIS MARION (4) LATTA

John (3) William (2) Unknown (1). Born in Iowa in June 1848; d. in Iowa in 1889; m. Elizabeth Winder at Blair, Neb. March 6, 1872.

52 GEORGE (5) b. November 14, 1872; died soon after.
53 FLORA (5) b. January 11, 1874; m. Francis W. Kerchner July 8, 1896 at Council
Bluffs, Neb. He died in an automobile accident February 15, 1926. In 1934 she was living at Berkeley, Calif. 1821 La Loma Ave. No children.
54 JOHN (5) b. July 30, 1876; m. Catherine Herring October 3, 1900 in Chicago, Ills. Served in the Spanish American War. Died June 4, 1904. No children.
19 HERBERT (5) Born December 25, 1879.

                                                                                             13 BUDD R. (5) LATTA

William W. (4) Lewis (3) William (2) Unknown (1). Married May Sutherland of Blair, Neb. June 1900; d. in Denver, Colo. January 29, 1920 while on a visit to a stock show.   May Sutherland Latta was born June 8, 1877 and died November 20, 1906. She is buried in the Tekamah Cemetery, Burt County, Nebraska. Budd was a stock and horse man.

55 WILLIAM SUTHERLAND (6) b. February 26, 1901; d. Oct. 19, 1968; buried in the Tekamah Cemetery, Burt County, Nebraska.
56 EDITH ELIZABETH (6) b. about 1885.

The Decatur Herald, Decatur, Nebraska - Thurs. Jan. 29, 1920

The Pilot-Tribune, Blair, Nebraska - Thurs. Nov. 22, 1906


                                                                                     14 JAMES LEWIS (5) LATTA

James C. (4) Lewis (3) William (2) Unknown (1). Born near Denver, Colo. February 8, 1863; m. Lucy Hurst at Livingston, Park County, Montana Territory on September 23, 1887. James, age 24, was a resident of Big Timber, Montana Territory.  Lucy, age 18, was the daughter of John W. Hurst, and a resident of Big Timber, Montana Territory.  In 1899 he was teaming and raising horses.

Find A Grave states that he was the "son of James C Latta and Sarah Elizabeth (Gordon) Latta. James Lewis Latta married 23 Sept 1887 in Livingston Park, MT, Lucy Hurst the daughter of Jonathan Hurst (1839-1905) and Elizabeth (Pon) Hurst (1841-1872). James Lewis Latta and his wife Lucy died within 6 weeks of each other. Lucy was buried with her parents in Cotton Cemetery, Braceville, Grandy Co IL and all share the same headstone. James was buried here with his parents. James and Lucy had three daughters:
Frankie Mae Latta born Oct 9 1889-named after her dads best friend Frank Bliss. Married Clarence J. 'Damon' O'dell 5 July 1910
Sarah 'Sadie' Elizabeth Latta born 2 Jan 1894 married Norman Henry Gay of Los Angeles, CA
Kathryn 'Kate' Iris Latta born 19 July 1898 married 23 Sept 1887 John Herbert Perfect, the son of John W. Perfect and Laura Mathilda Poor.

Spokesman-Review (WA), 12 Feb 1907

James C. Latta, Jr., a well-known resident of Bozeman, died at the home of his brother, of dropsy, the other afternoon. Mr. Latta had been inflicted with the disease for a long time. He was 45 years of age and had resided in the Gallatin valley since since 1864, when he came with his parents from Colorado. His mother, Sarah Latta; three brothers, Ned and Frank Latta of of Bozeman, and Harry Latta of Wallace, Idaho; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hicks of Missoula, and Mrs. John Marble of Granite, and three daughters who recently came here from Chicago survive him."

57 FRANKIE MAY (6) b. October 9, 1889.
58 SARAH E. (6) b. January 2, 1894.
59 KATHRYN IRIS (6) b. July 30, 1898.

                                                                                    15 FRANK GORDON (5) LATTA

James C. (4) Lewis (3) William (2) Unknown (1). Born at Helena, Mont. February 13, 1870; m. Rena Lee Brumfield at Big Timber, Mont. January 28, 1896. She was born in Missouri August 11, 1878. In 1932 he lived at 322 No. Rouse Street, Bozeman, Mont. Ranchman. A reward was offered by the Northern Pacific Railroad Company for the capture of the men whose object was to rob the safe carrying consignments of currency from Seattle, Portland and Spokane to eastern points. A party with blood hounds were joined at Welch by R.L. Goddard, chief of the railroad detectives, at Livingstone. Deputy Sheriff James Keon of Gallitin Co., and by Frank Gordon Latta of Bozeman. Keon and Latta were the men who tracked and captured "Ike" Gravelle, the men who tried to force the Northern Pacific R.R. Company to pay him $50,000 blackmail. Frank was a cowboy in Galltain Gateway, Montana.

20 WALTER GORDON (6) Born November 26, 1897.
21 HARRY EARL (6) Born at Bozeman, Mont. December 24, 1898; d. Sept. 25, 1970 in Spokane, Washington.
22 BUD (6) Born at Bozeman, Mont. February 26, 1900.

                                                                                       16 JOHN RICHARD (5) LATTA

John W. (4) Lewis (3) William (2) Unknown (1). Born abt. 1863; died Nov. 27, 1934 in Evanston, WY at the age of 67 or a cerebral hemorrhage.  He is buried in the Wyoming State Hospital Cemetery; m. Martha Pearl Bundy on Feb. 21, 1889 in Onawa, Monona Co,. Iowa.  She was born Nov. 6, 1868 and died July 15, 1932 in Moorcroft, Crook Co., WY.  He had applied for a homestead in Alberta, Canada, but filed an abandonment in October 1901 that he was unable to fulfill the requirements for the land.

60 STELLA CORA (6) b. Jan. 1890; died March 16, 1980 in Riverside, CA; married a Mr. Russell.
61 GRACE I. (6) married Glen James Negley; on Jan. 9, 1924, married Otis L. Davis in Fall River, SD.

1910 Census - Decatur, Burt Co., NE - lists James Latta "adopted son."

                                                                                        17 EDWARD (5) LATTA

James P. (4) John (3) William (2) Unknown (1). Born April 12, 1873; d. October 6, 1925; he and his wife are buried in the Tekamah Cemetery, Burt County, Nebraska; m. Stella Stout on May 16, 1900. She was born May 24, 1869 and died April 10, 1961. He was a Cashier 1st National Bank, Tekamah, Neb. Children:
62 ELIZABETH DEMARIS (6) b. August 24, 1902; d. June 20, 1970; buried in the Tekamah Cemetery, Burt County, Nebraska.
63 ARTHUR JAMES (6) b. June 23, 1903.
64 JOHN BENNETT (6) b. October 25, 1905.

                                                                                        18 BURR (5) LATTA

James P. (4) John (3) William (2) Unknown (1). Born October 31, 1879; m. twice: (1) Ellen Harrington September 1, 1903. She was born in 1880 and died in 1908; buried in the Tekamah Cemetery, Burt County, Nebraska; (2) Adelaide Thomas in August 1904.

Child by first wife:
65 JAMES WELLINGTON (6) b. October 23, 1908. (There is a James W. Latta buried in the Tekamah Cemetery, Burt County, Nebraska; b. Dec. 23, 1908; d. Aug. 19, 1930. Could this be James Wellington?)

7/26/04: - Jennie D. Latta: My husband is James Burr Latta. He is descended from James Polk Latta of Tekamah, Nebraska. I don't know what branch this would make him. His father was Burr Latta, the son of Bur Latta, the son of James Polk Latta. We have four sons, Robert (22), John (20), Kenneth (15), and David (14), and two daughters, Evelyn (10) and Judy (7). We live in Memphis, Tennessee.

                                                                                  19 HERBERT (5) LATTA

Francis M. (4) John (3) William (2) Unknown (1). Born December 25, 1879; m. Anna Raffle January 20, 1904 in Chicago, Ills. Served in the Spanish American War. Child:
66 WILLIAM (6).

                                                                         20 WALTER GORDON (6) LATTA

Frank (5) James C. (4) Lewis (3) William (2) Unknown (1). Born November 26, 1897. Married twice: (1) Mary Jane Hardesty in 1916. (2) Luella Leader.
Children by first wife:
67 CLYDE HAYES (7) Married: Mildred Glenn.
68 LORENE DESSIE (7) b. June 29, 1918. Died in 1980's. Married: Kenneth Fred Anderson. Two children, Oden Leroy Anderson & Arlene May Anderson.
Child by second wife:
69 GEORGE WILLIAM (7) Born: June 6, 1930
*1996: In a note dated Sept. 18, 1996 and from the "Family Group Record" of Pearl Latta of Azusa, Ca. She states that there is no record of a William Henry Latta being born to Walter Latta and Luella Leader as Robert H Latta had recorded in this branch. And that the only record of a son is that of George Latta. In her letter of Dec. 17, 1996, She states her husband was talking on the phone to George William Latta and asked him his full name and birth date, Given above. Seeing she and her husband knows George William Latta, and I'm sure George would know if he had a brother....I have removed William Henry Latta and added George William Latta.*

                                                                                 21 HARRY EARL (6) LATTA

Frank (5) James C. (4) Lewis (3) William (2) Unknown (1). Born at Bozeman, Mont. December 24, 1898; d. Sept. 25, 1970 in Spokane, Washington; m. Lena (Leentje) Verwolf at Helena, Montana on March 3, 1917. She was born Feb. 10, 1895 and died Feb. 13, 19__ in Spokane, Washington (

70 LUCILLE LEE (7) b. May 18, 1918. Mont. Married: William Schaty.
71 FAYE ELLEN (7) b. May 18, 1921. Mont. Married: William Ashley Chapman.
72 JOHN EARL "Jack" (7) b. June 1, 1923. Married with two children.
73 RUTH ELAINE (7) b. Feb. 28, 1928. Married: Joseph Peterson.

                                                                                        22 BUD (6) LATTA

Frank (5) James C. (4) Lewis (3) William (2) Unknown (1). Born at Bozeman, Mont. February 26, 1900; m. Flora Waite at Long Beach, Calif. in 1926. She was born on March 17, 1904 in Bozeman, Montana and died on Oct 17, 1995 in Azusa, CA. She was the daughter of Perley Clifton Waite & Mary Waterman Gardner. In 1932 lived at Crescent Mills, Calif. Bud and his wife Flora Waite Latta (1904-1995), both from Bozeman, Montana, had two sons, Leroy Kenneth Latta Sr (b: 1928) and Benjamin Gardner Latta (1932-1994). Bud owned and repaired trucks before opening Bud Latta's Welding Shop in Azusa, CA

74 LeROY KENNETH (7) Married: Pearl Pauline Speziali
91 BENJAMIN GARDNER (7) b. Sept. 1932.

                                                                                      26 MOSES (3) LATTA

William (2), Unknown (1),  b. January 20, 1815. Lived and died on the old Latta homestead in Montgomery Tp. Ashland Co., Ohio November 17, 1876. Married Augusta Collins in 1863. Went with his father to Montgomery Tp., Richland, now Ashland Co., Ohio in 1812. No children.  His Last Will and Testament was probated on August 20, 1876.  He left his estate to his two brothers, John and Andrew, and to his sister Sidney.  See image below.

BIOGRAPHY OF ASHLAND COUNTY, OH PIONEERS.  ---  MOSES LATTA Mr. Latta was born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, January 20, 1815, and removed with his father, the late William Latta, to Montgomery Township, Richland, now Ashland, county, in the fall of 1815. He attended the common schools of the neighborhood, and obtained a fair knowledge of the elementary branches. When his father settled on Catotaway his neighbors were few and far between, and in the erection of cabins and other buildings, it was the custom of the pioneers to go many miles to assist the new settler.  In the earlier history of Montgomery township the Lattas were noted for their industry, energy and physical vigor, all the sons being large men, and constitutionally clever. William Latta, the father of Moses, was of Scotch-Irish descent, and like his ancestors, was strongly attached to the doctrines of the Presbyterian Church. He was, for many years, a member of "Old Hopewell". in Ashland, and his sons were impressed by the same faith. Upon the decease of William Latta, in 1849, Moses became possessed of the homestead, where he has resided the major part of the time ever since. He was a man of good business habits and of unquestioned integrity, and was frequently elected to act as school director, township trustee, and twice an infirmary director for Ashland County. He was a large, energetic, hard working man, and had accumulated quite a fortune. His general health began to give way early in the summer, and continued to fail until he became prostrated, and gradually approached the hour of dissolution, which occurred on Saturday, November 11, 1876. His remains were interred in the cemetery at Ashland, on Tuesday, November 14. Mr. Latta leaves a widow to mourn the loss of a most excellent husband. During his late sickness, he connected with the Presbyterian church of Ashland. He was also a member of the Masonic fraternity and the Pioneer and Historical society of Ashland County. As a citizen, neighbor and business man, he stood deservedly high, and will be much missed and lamented in the circle of his past and present associations. Peace to his ashes. (Ashland County Chaper of the Ohio Genealogical Society).


The States and Union, Ashland, OH - Wed. Aug. 16, 1865


                                                                              67 CLYDE HAYES (7) LATTA

Walter (6) Frank (5) James C (4) Lewis (3) William (2) Unknown (1) Born: Aug. 27, 1916. Died: Jan. 25, 1958. Married: Mildred Glenn.

75 JAMES ELLIS (8) Born: Oct. 4, 1941.
76 CLYDE ARTHUR (8) Born: Dec. 14, 1938.

                                                                         69 GEORGE WILLIAM (7) LATTA

Walter (6) Frank (5) James C. (4) Lewis (3) William (2) Unknown (1)  Born:____. Married twice; # 1) Delores Belloumini. # 2) Beverly _____.

Children of Wife # 1:
78 FRANK WILLIAM (8) Married: Barbara Jean Barlow.
79 KATHLEEN DELORAS (8) Married: Matthew R. Fenchak, 3 children;
Cindy Kay, b. March 11, 1975. Peggy Sue, b.March 14, 1977. Billy James, b. April 25, 1980.

Children of Wife # 2:
80 SCOTT WILLIAM (8) b. Oct. 8, 1960 in Bozeman, Montana; d. June 16, 1985; buried in the Huntley Cemetery, Huntley, Montana. He attended schools in Dickinson, N.D. and Lakeview, ORE. In 1977 he came to Billings with his parents and graduated from Billings Senior High School. He was studying electrical engineering at Montana State University. In 1978 he served the Marine Corps Air Wings Division. He was a member of the Lutheran Church. He enjoyed lifting weights and skiing. He died on a Sunday from injuries suffered in an auto accident near Bozeman, Montana.
81 LORI (8)

                                                                          72 JOHN EARL "Jack" (7) LATTA

Harry (6) Frank (5) James C (4) Lewis (3) William (2) Unknown (1) Born: June 1, 1923. At: Bozeman, MT Worked as a Spokane Washington Policeman for 29 years Badge 1. Married: Patricia Rae "Pat" Courser. Children:
103 KIT PATRICK (8) Born: Oct. 1, 1949. (See Teacher of the Month article at
104 LANCE PATRICK (8) Born: Oct. 13, 1962. In 2004, a Board Member of the Washington Pilots Association of Spokane, Washington. Lance is also a motorcycle enthusiast.


Kit Latta, a teacher at the Spokane Valley Alternative Educational Programs/Contract-Based Education school in the Spokane Valley was named Eastern Washington University’s Teacher of the Month for December.

Latta was nominated by two of his students, Justine Euell and Mary Hayward, who noted that their teacher uses grant money and other donations from the community to help provide things that students need but might not be able to get otherwise, that he is a friend and role model and “the best teacher I have ever had.”

“He is the genuine article,” said Jeff Smith, superintendent. “He is an advocate for his students who approaches each day of his 29-year career with the vim and vigor of a 25-year–old. He has been known to meet with students on weekends and after school to assist them in the pursuit of their diplomas.

“Kit has spearheaded a food drive at CBE to provide all students and their families a Thanksgiving dinner. He facilitates our clothing room. He noticed a need for baby food for some infants and toddlers and organized an annual food drive to help.”

Latta has a B.A. in education from Washington State University and a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Idaho.

“A career highlight for me is receiving this award,” Latta said. “What I want and try to do is my best for students, to help students achieve all that they are capable of, to let them know that they are special and they are worthy of love and a great education.

As Eastern's Teacher of the Month, Latta's selection was announced on KHQ-TV. He was honored at a ceremony at his school and was presented with a sweatshirt from Eastern and other gifts, including a commemorative plaque from KHQ.

                                                                74 LeROY KENNETH (7) LATTA

Bud (6) Frank (5) James C (4) Lewis (3) William (2) Unknown (1) Born: Dec. 7, 1928, Long Beach, CA. Religion: Presbyterian. Occupation: Partner with his brother Ben in the Latta Bro's Welding Shop, Azusa, CA. Married: Pearl Paulina Speziali. At: Santa Ana, CA. Jan. 28, 1949. Book titled " LATTA Kith and Kin AN AMERICAN FAMILY HISTORY" Complied by; Leroy & Pearl Latta, with the wonderful cooperation from the Kith and Kin 1973-1983. I ( 262 George Phillip (7) Latta, of Branch 13) have a full copy of this work and plan to give it, along with the updated branches to the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.
92 LeROY KENNETH "Jr" (8) b. Aug. 22, 1949.
93 BRUCE GEORGE (8) b. Dec. 10, 1950.
94 KRISTINE MARIE (8) b. March 21, 1953. Married: Douglas Hubbard Oct 20, 1973.
95 DENNIS JOHN (8) b. Sept. 11, 1957.

                                                                    91 BENJAMIN GARDNER (7) LATTA

Bud (6) Frank (5) James C. (4) Lewis (3) William (2) Unknown (1) Born: Sept 16, 1932. At: Bozeman, MT. Died: July 6, 1994 In: Azusa, CA.
Married: Nancy Lee LaRoche Thams, In: June 1957 At: Azusa CA. She had two children with Mr. Thomas before she married Benjamin Latta. Micheal, b. Aug. 22, 1953. & Gary, b. July 1955.
96 KIMBERLY (8) born: May 28, 1958, in CA. Married: Jeffrey Gross.
97 CHANDA LOUISE (8) Born: March 22, 1960. Married: Tim Tingler. 4 children; Kathrym Sams, Slrina, Stephanie, Benjamin.

                                                                  75 JAMES ELLIS (8) LATTA

Clyde H (7) Walter G (6) Frank B (5) James C (4) Lewis (3) William (2) Unknown (1) Born: Oct. 4, 1941. Married: Charlotte Tschache.

82 CHAD (9) Born: March 4,1969.
83 BUCK (9) Born: Oct. 13, 1973.
84 JAIMEE (9) Born: Jan. 13, 1976.
85 KERI (9) Born: June 17, 1978.

                                                                     76 CLYDE ARTHUR (8) LATTA

Clyde H (7) Walter G (6) Frank B (5) James C (4) Lewis (3) William (2) Unknown (1) Born at Anacortes, Washington Dec. 14, 1938. Married Twice; # 1) Sheila Spragg __.
# 2) Alice Jo ___.


                                                                         78 FRANK WILLIAM (8) LATTA

George W (7) Walter G (6) Frank B (5) James C (4) Lewis (3) William (2) Unknown (1). Born: Jan. 3, 1955.In: Billings MT. Married: Barbara Jean Barlow.

89 JENNY MARIE (9) Born: June 14, 1981.
90 JAMIE BETH (9) Born: March 27, 1987.

                                                                          103 KIT PATRICK (8) LATTA

John E (7) Harry (6) Frank (5) James C (4) Lewis (3) William (2) Unknown (1) Born: Oct. 1, 1949. At: Spokane, Washington. Attended Washington State University and as of1996 he has been a teacher at West Valley School District in the Spokane valley for the past 24 years. Married: Laurie Hoover. Their children both attend Washington State.

105 KYLE PATRICK (9) Born: Nov. 29, 197?. Spokane, Wash.
106 MARCY MARIE (9) Born: Aug. 12, 197?. Spokane, Wash

                                                                      92 LeROY KENNETH "Jr" (8) LATTA

Leroy (7) Bud (6) Frank (5) James C (4) Lewis (3) William (2) Unknown (1) Born: Aug. 22, 1949 in California. Married: Kristin Suzanne Knudsen. March 19, 1983 at Anchorage, AK.

98 CLAIRE MARGERY KNUDSEN (9) Born: Nov. 25, 1983. At: AK.
99 URSALA MADELON KNUDSEN (9) Born: Feb. 13, 1988. At: ORE.

                                                                          93 BRUCE GEORGE (8) LATTA

Leroy (7) Bud (6) Frank (5) James C (4) Lewis (3) William (2) Unknown (1) Born: Dec. 10, 1950. In: CA. Married: Wanda Puanani Wise. Jan. 30, 1988. At: San Diego, CA.

100 LESLIE NOELANI (9) Born: July 7, 1988.
101 LAUREN KALEIMOMI (9) Born: April 25, 1990.
102 GREGORY KILOHANA (9) Born: Dec. 27, 1992.


END OF THE BRANCH..............................................NOTES BELOW..

(1997 note)
Pearl S. Latta, the wife of 74 Leroy Kenneth (7) Latta has sent most of the updates to this branch in 1996 & 1997.

(1930's note)
Mrs. Flora Latta Kirchner, branch No. 18, family No. 12, writes: "I have copied this from a book, containing the Brabant Coat-of-Arms, that was made by a genealogist who was at one time connected with the University of California. The ancient family of Latta in the old days had its seat in the Sovereign State of Brabant and were the owners of extensive tracts of land in that country, as it is evidenced by records still extant. The surname was first spelled Lattre and later both Latter and Latta. The family was included among the landed gentry of Brabant and Coat Armor was granted them. About the 16th or 17th century the family or branch thereof migrated to British territory, and settled in Scotland and while resident in that country a grant of arms was made to the family by Great Britain. From Scotland the family, if not in its entirety at least one or more of its branches, went to Ireland where they remained for several generations. The Coat-of-Arms is a shield with two crosses above a chevron and one below. The helmet at the top has five ostrich plumes. The motto, translated from the Latin, "In the Cross is my Hope." See page 18, Memorandum Book for new description. If they settled in Scotland as early as the 17th century, it could not have been the family that was granted the Coat-of-Arms by King King Richard the 1st, in 1190. I have been in Montana 45 years. My husband and I, with eight children, arrive in Bozeman, Montana April 1880. We took up a ranch 1 « miles southwest of Bozeman where I lived for 15 years. Mr. Brumfield died in 1889 and left me with eleven children, eight of whom were in school. And I had one little one born five months after he died. A big debt was hanging on our place as Mr. Brumfield had had poor health for years being wounded in the Civil War. The cost of sickness had put us far behind. I struggled on in spite of all these odds. I had to contend with, and determined to raise my children alone and to battle for them to death if necessary. The hardest times were in the Panic of 1893 when it seemed hard for the best of financiers to manage. However at this time the Crow Reservation was thrown open to the public and, determined to take my family into new territory. By close figuring I could sell my place in the Valley, pay off all indebtness and have enough to locate me in this new country. This I did, and equipped my boys with wagons, horses, and ample supplies to make the trip overland and I and my two small boys took the train. I arrived April 6 to find that my son Sam whom I had sent on ahead to get a place had purchased the ranch now owned by P. Roobol. I was pleased with it and awaited the wagons and supplies. The Indians were every where but perfectly harmless but as I had never been among them I felt very much afraid. My oldest son laid a gun on some hooks on the wall and told me if any one bothered me to use it. I had never shot a gun in my life. One evening as it was getting late and my Son had not returned the little boy heard a noise. We all were frightened and to our astonishment a young Indian opened the door of my 12 by 14 cabin and walked in, closing the door behind him. I reached for the gun but to be honest I was more afraid of it than my intruder, as frightened as I was of him. On seeing this he went out quicker than he came. He wanted to get a feed for his horses and did not seem to know this was not the way to about it. I began to get acquainted soon and found that I had fine neighbors near, although there were many Indians, mostly Crees however, there were white people too. Mrs. Mullen lived on the Swift place only a mile away. Lester Hash, who afterward became my son-in-law, was living less than one fourth of a mile away Mylo Collins, a crow by adoption, on the Whitford ranch. Tom Kent on the noteable Kent place. All of these were extra good to me. James Whiting at his place on Bridger Creek, also proved a good neighbor. The first 4th of July we spent at James Whiting's who sent out invitations to one and all to bring lunch with them and dance all day and night as house was about the only one with a floor and large enough bor any crowd. Indians and whites alike came. I went and took my family.
Two of my girls were just about grown and I shall never forget my feelings. I began to think I had made a mighty mistake in bringing my family of growing children into such wild associations. I soon began to get acquainted and to like my new home however but I did not feel at ease to put my children into the schools which were very poor. I sent them to Bozeman by my sons in the wagon each fall and went after them in the spring the same way. I brought about 40 head of cattle and about 10 hogs with me. I could have bought lambs of T. Kent for 75› each but as I had no experience with sheep, I concluded to not try them. I did not plant much crop as I did not believe the land could grow anything without water. T. Kent gave me 200 lbs. of field peas and these did well and I fattened my hogs on them. In 1898 I sold my place to L. Guthrie my son-in-law and I took my two youngest children, Am and Tate and went to my father's place in Mo. where I stayed 5 years. I came back and bought cattle and made my home with son Sol. I later took up my homestead of 320 acres in Section House flat and lived on it under the 5 year act. Having my title for my land I sold some of my cattle and built this residence in town.

Luthera Brumfield