Branch No. 41


 

 

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LAST NUMBER USED:42
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1 WILLIAM (1) LATTA


Born____ Died____Married______.  (Also seen as William S. Latta) Lived in Ireland. Had at least four sons.

Children:
2 WILLIAM (also seen as "William John" (2).
3 ALEXANDER (2).



 2 WILLIAM (2) LATTA


William (1). Born ____; married three times. Married two sisters named Corwin.  There was a James Corwin born abt. 1800 in PA (wife Sarah) who was a boat builder/carpenter in Belle Vernon in 1870.  Also a Barnett Corwin who was a boatbuilder. May have been related, although no records have been found of any Corwin women marrying a Latta.  Willam then married Martha Warden. She was born in 1782, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Clark) Warden at Mt. Pleasant, PA.  Samuel Warden was born abt. 1745 in County Donegal, Ireland.  William mentions in his Will his wife, Martha Warden, in January 1, 1815. He claimed relationship with Daniel Boone. With three brothers he came to America and settled in Monongahala Valley near Belle Vernon, Pa. and the brick house he lived in Roscoe, Pa. was standing in 1935.


Children with Corwin sisters:

10 RICHARD (3).
11 ALEXANDER (3).
12 HESTER CORWIN (3).


Children with Martha Warden:

4  WILLIAM JOHN (3) born April 3, 1818 near Belle Vernon, Fayette Co., PA; d. June 17, 1881.
5  HENRY or "Harry" (3).
ROBERT (3).
7  THOMAS (3).
8  JOHN (3).
9  JOSEPH (3).
13 MARY (3). She was born September 7, 1811; d. in 1887; m. John Speers, son of Henry Speers, Jr., and grandson of Henry Speers. The Speers family founded Belle Vernon, PA.   Children: William Henry, Rebecca, Sarah, Martha Isabel, John Frye, George Warden, Mary Ellen, and Maria Lucretia.

 

Harry D Latta  McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery, McKeesport, Allegheny County, PA

May be the Harry and Joseph above.  Other members of this family below are buried in the same cemetery.



4 WILLIAM JOHN (3) LATTA


William (2) William (1). Born near Belle Vernon, Pa. April 3, 1818; d. at W. Elizabeth, Pa. June 17, 1881; m. Mary Jane Gibenor at Elizabeth, Pa., daughter of John and Sarah (Price) Gibenor.  In the Latta family Bible, she is listed as Mary Jane Stewart.  May have married a Stewart before or after her marriage to William Latta.  Note: Roland Stewart Latta.  Could he have been a child from the Stewart marriage?  Mary Jane died at Wilkinsburg, Pa. April 17, 1901. William, at the age of 16, worked several years at Bells Vernon. Learned the boat building trade. Later he worked at Cincinnati, Ohio, then went to Alabama and built his first boat at Honeycomb Valley, Ala. In 1843 commenced business at Monongahela, Pa. and a few years later at California, Pa. He bought the Elizabeth, Pa. yard. Then returned to Monongahela and carried on business at both places. He built boats for the government and private persons during the year. He lived at Monongahela, later moved to Elizabeth, then to W. Elizabeth, where he died after accidentally cutting his leg and developing blood poisoning. The history of boat building in Monongahela Valley was published in the Elizabeth Herald in June 1900.  In 1853, Louis M. Speer, Esq., son of Naoh Speer, founder of Belle Vernon, built a sawmill with partner,William Latta, a boat builder, below the mouth of Speers Run.  It was destroyed by fire in 1877 and rebuilt by his son, William F. Speer.

Children:
14 ANASTASIA (4) b. at W. Elizabeth, Pa. March 16, 1845; married four times; 1) Eugene Bushfield.  Two children: Dorothy and Eugene.  2) Moses Honey Taggart of Chambersburg, Pa. One child named Mary E.; 3) Frank Reynolds.  Two sons, Anthony and Frank; 4) Anthony Wayne.  No children by this marriage.
15 DELIA GRAVILLA (4) b. at W. Elizabeth, Pa. February 16, 1848; d. July 1934. In 1932 lived at Wilkinsburg, Pa. Was a Kindergarten teacher.
16 ROLAND STEWART (4) b. July 8, 1860 in Monongahela Co., PA; d. 1948 at McKeesport, PA.
17 LUELLA BLANCHE (4) b. at California, Pa. March 1, 1853.
18 CHARLES EMMETT (4) b. at Monongahela, Pa.; d. at California, Pa. 18 months of age.
19  SARA IMOGENE (4)  In 1932, single, living at Wilkinsburg, PA.  Dressmaker.
 
1880 Census, West Elizabeth, Allegheny Co., PA
William Latta, 63, b. PA
Mary J. Latta, 58
Vandelia Latta, 25
Emma J. Latta, 23
Blanch Latta, 20
Roland Latta, 18
Sarah Gibnor, 87, b. Ireland, mother-in-law

 


9 JOSEPH (3) LATTA


William (2) William (1). Born ____. Married twice. Lived at Decatur, Illinois. Had at least two children:
20 WILLIAM (4).


16 ROLAND STEWART (4) LATTA


William (3) William (2) William (1). Born July 7, 1860 at Monongahela City, Pa.; d. April 25, 1947; buried in the McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery, McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; m. Sarah Ann Beedle on June 1884 at Castle Shannon, Pa. She was born October 20, 1865 at Lostoc, Pa, the daughter of Evan Beedle and Sarah Ann Hodgson.  Evan Beedle  was born in Wales in 1835 and immigrated to America in 1850, where he engaged in coal mining.  He and his wife, Sarah Ann are also buried in the McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery, Allegheny Co., PA  Roland and Sarah lived in Jones Station in Jefferson Township, Allegheny Co., PA. (A Genealogical and Biographical History of Allegheny Co, PA by Thomas Cushing, page 760.)


Children:
21 WILLIAM ELMER (5) b. March 30, 1885 at Dravosburg, PA; d. February 18, 1911. 
22 CHARLES EMMETT (5) Born September 6, 1886 or 1887, at Hillsdale, Pa.
23 ADA MAY (5) b. November 28, 1887 at McKeesport, Pa.; d. August 18, 1888. Buried in the McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery.
24 RAYMOND STEWART (5) b. September 21, 1889 at McKeesport, Pa.;
25 CLIFFORD BEEDLE (5) b. August 11, 1891 at McKeesport, PA; d. 1938.
26 EVAN DUANE (5) b. August 13, 1893 at McKeesport, PA.
27 MARY ALBERTA (5) b. November 19, 1896 at McKeesport, Pa.; d. January 5, 1988 at Mt. Vernon, Knox County, Ohio; m. Alfred C. Humphrey August 3, 1891 at McKeesport, Pa. He was born July 31, 1897. In 1932 lived at Akron, Ohio. Children: Edith Ann and Mary Lou.
28 ALLAN EDWARD (5) b. August 17, 1901 at McKeesport, Pa.
29 FRANK ROLAND (5) b. November 21, 1903; d. July 9, 1904.  Buried in the McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery.
30 HARRY W. (5) b. August 8, 1906 at McKeesport, Pa.
31 CHARLOTTE EVELYN (5) b. July 15, 1911 at McKeesport, Pa.; m. Clyde E. Mahan, Jr. on February 24, 1940 at McKeesport, Allegheny County, PA.

 

Frank Latta

 

1900 Census, ED 432 Precinct 2, McKeesport, Ward 7, Allegheny Co., PA
R.S. Latta, 40, grocer, b. PA
Sarah A. Latta, 34
Elmer W. Latta, 15, laborer
Charles E. Latta, 14
Raymond S. Latta, 11
Clifford B. Latta, 9
Evan D. Latta, 7
Mary A. Latta, 4
 
1910 Census, McKeesport, Ward 7, Allegheny Co., PA
R.S. Latta, 49, b. PA
Sarah A. Latta, 44
William E. Latta, 25
Charles Latta, 23
Raymond Latta, 20
Clifford Latta, 18
Evan Latta, 16
Mary Latta, 13
Alan Latta, 8
Harry Latta, 3
 
1920 Census, McKeesport, Ward 7, Allegheny Co., PA
R.S. Latta, 57
Sarah Latta, 54
Raymond Latta, 30
Mary Latta, 23
Albert Latta, 18
Harry Latta, 13
Charlotte Latta, 8
 
1930 Census, McKeesport, Ward 7, Allegheny Co., PA
Sarah A. Latta, 64
Allen E. Latta, 28
Harry Latta, 23
Charlotte E. Latta, 18
 

21 WILLIAM ELMER (5) LATTA


Roland Stewart (4) William (3) William (2) William (1). b. March 30, 1885 at Dravosburg, PA; d. February 18, 1911.  Buried in the McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery, McKeesport, Allegheny County, PA.  
Children:


22 CHARLES EMMETT (5) LATTA


Rowland S. (4) William (3) William (2) William (1). Born September 6, 1886, at Hillsdale, Pa.; d. 1972; m. Bertha Elva Baker January 3, 1916, (also seen Jan. 5, 1916) at Pittsburg, Pa. She was born January 23, 1890 at McKeesport, Pa, and died in 1951. She was the Daughter of Aaron Andrew Jackson Baker and Mary F Miller. In 1932 news dealer at McKeesport, Pa. (Latta News Company? of White Oak, Pennsylvania). On his WWI draft card, it lists Charles Emmet Latta, 952 Franklin St., McKeesport, PA, age 55, place of birth - Elizabeth, self employed, 5'8", 150 lb, grey hair, blue eyes, nearest relative - Bertha Latta.  Buried in the McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery, McKeesport, Allegheny County, PA.

Children:
32 WILLIAM ELMER (6) b. September 10, 1917 at McKeesport, Pa.
33 OLIVERAN or OLIVE JEAN (6) b. July 17, 1922 at McKeesport, PA.
34 ROBERT BAKER (6) b. February 2, 1925 at McKeesport, PA; d. July 25, 2003; buried in the McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery, McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA.
35 SARAH FRANCES (6) b. March 10, 1927 at McKeesport, PA.

1930 Census, McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA
Charles E. Latta, 43, b. PA
Bertha E. Latta, 40, b. PA
William Latta, 12, b. PA
Olive J. Latta, 7, b. PA
Robert Latta, 5, b. PA
Sarah Latta, 3, b. PA

 

 

24 RAYMOND STEWART (5) LATTA


Roland Stewart (4) William (3) William (2) William (1)  b. September 21, 1889 at McKeesport, Pa.; d. July 5, 1951; m. Mary Margaret Monroe June 25, 1924 at McKeesport, Pa. She was born January 28, 1893 at Pittsburg, Pa. In 1932 he lived at McKeesport, Pa. Dealer in wall paper. Served in France in World War.   On his WWI draft card, he is listed as Raymond S. Latta, 113 5th Avenue, McKeesport, PA, self employed, 5'8", 170 lbs, blue eyes, blond hair, and his nearest relative was Charles E. Latta (his brother), 952 Franklin St., McKeesport, PA.  On June 25, 1945, he married Beulah Fagley Vensel, daughter of William Fagley and Sarah Ross Fagley in Allegheny County, PA.  She died April 8, 1952.  They are both buried in the McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery, McKeesport, Allegheny County, PA.



25 CLIFFORD BEEDLE (5) LATTA

Rowland S. (4) William (3) William (2) William (1). Born August 11, 1891 at McKeesport, Pa.; d. April 5, 1940; m. Olga Hager May, daughter of Andrew May and Julia Mayo, on June 6, 1925 at Cincinnati, Ohio. She was born August 27, 1902 at Prestonburg, Ky. Clifford was a 1910 graduate of McKeesport High School. In 1932 lived at Prestonburg, Ky. Printer. Served in France in the World War I in the 29th Engineers.  Buried in the McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery, McKeesport, Allegheny County, PA.

One child:
36 CLIFFORD BEEDLE, JR. (6) b. December 8, 1928 at Prestonburg, Floyd Co., Ky.

 

Clifford B Latta



26 EVAN DUANE (5) LATTA


Rowland Stewart (4) William (3) William (2) ____ (1). Born August 13, 1893 at McKeesport, Pa.; d. 1957 in Washington, D.C.; m. Gladys Neasel. The McKeesport High School 1909 football team lists "Bim" Latta and "Giz" Latta.  Notes at the bottom of the photo state that "Bim" Latta has a position with the Ordinance Department of the United States Government in Washington, D.C.  "Giz" Latta was listed as being in the coal business near Bluefield, WV.  Evan served in France during World War I. In 1932 held government position at Washington, D.C.

One child:
37 BARBARA JOAN (6) b. February 3, 1832 at Washington, D.C.

 

 28 ALLAN EDWARD (5) LATTA

Rowland Stewart (4) William (3) William (2) William (1). Allan was born August 17, 1901 at McKeesport, Pa. He married Catherine Elizabeth Willman on May 11, 1937, daughter of Albert E. Willman and Winnie Shaw, in Allegheny County, PA. They had two adopted children:

38 ROBERT ALLAN (6) b. _______. Married Karen Anne Hogue.
39 DONNA KAY (6) b. ___________
 
1940 Census, Ward 8, McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA
Allan latta, 38, b. PA; merchant, electrical parts
Catherine Latta, 33, b. PA

 

                                                                                                                       36 CLIFFORD BEEDLE, JR. (5) LATTA

Clifford Beedle (5) Rowland S. (4) William (3) William (2) William (1). b. December 8, 1928 at Prestonburg, KY; m. Betty Jo Parker on March 17, 1955 in Prestonburg. She was born January 31, 1934. Later married Audrey Ann Roberts on May 19, 1969. Clifford attended Washington & Lee University, and the University of Kentucky Law School in Lexington, KY.  He entered the practice of law with his grandfather, Andrew Jackson May.

 

38 ROBERT ALLAN (6) LATTA

Allan Edward (5) Rowland Stewart (4) William (3) William (2) William (1) Robert married Karen Anne Hogue. Robert is the Director of Financial Aid at Westminister College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. His wife is a member of the PA Music Educator's Association. Lived at 431 W. Vine Street in 2004. Children:

40 CHRISTOPHER R. (7) b. ___________. m. Michelle Nicole Montieth. They have one daughter, Kathleen Elizabeth.
41 CATHERINE "KATE" (7) b. __________, m. Mr. Steffe.
42 KURT WILSON (7) b. _____________. Graduated from Wilmington Area High School at New Wilmington, PA. Majored in elementary education in college.


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Information furnished by Sara Imogene Latta of Wilkinsburg, Pa. and Clifford B. Latta of Prestonburg, Ky., and by 40 Christopher R. Latta.


For possible connection of Branch No. 41 with Branch No. 45, see note at end of Branch No. 45. Also see Possible Connection in Loose Leaf Book.