Branch No. 34

1 ____ (1) LATTA,

Lived at "Millarstown Farm" Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland. Married ____. Had at least one child:

2 JOHN (2).


____ (1). Born and died at "Millarstown Farm," Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland. Married ____. Died at Glasgow. Had at least six children:

3 PETER (3).

JAMES (3) b. at Ayrshire, Scotland. Went on road, probably to America.

4 JOHN (3).

WILLIAM (3) b. at Ayrshire, Scotland. One of the heads of famous Coats Thread Mill, Paisley, Scotland, where he died in the early 60's. No family.

ANN (3) m. Dead; no family.

MARY (3) d. of old age; not married.


John (2) ____ (1). Born Ayrshire, Scotland. Married Mary Smith. She died after confinement about 35 years of age. He was wholesale dealer in teas, sugar, etc. in Glasgow, Scotland. Five children:

5 JOHN (4).

PETER (4) b. Ayrshire, Scotland; d. in infancy.

WILLIAM (4) b. Ayrshire, Scotland; d. on West Coast of Africa. Single.

JANE (4) lived and died in Ayrshire, Scotland. Born in Ayrshire. Married twice: James Hutton and William Anderson. No children.

MARY (4) b. in Ayrshire, Scotland; d. in infancy.


John (2) ____ (1). Born in Ayrshire, Scotland; d. in Glasgow, Scotland in 1868. Went to Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.A. and there married Miss Mair, daughter of an extensive manufacturer of Philadelphia. Had four children:

6 JAMES (4).

BETHEA (4) b. in Philadelphia, Pa. Went to Scotland with brother James. Died in Scotland.

ROBERT (4) nothing is known of him.

7 THOMAS (4).


Peter (3) John (2) ____ (1). Born in Glasgow, Scotland August 12, 1843; d. November 6, 1929 at Langley, B.C. Canada. Married Frances Elizabeth McCullough of Tyllyston House, Finea, West Meath, Ireland in 1878. She was born in 1856 and died of valvular heart trouble at Vancouver, B.C. Canada September 13, 1909, aged about 53 years. He was a tea merchant in Glasgow, Scotland until about 1889. Lived for many years at Marchfield Cottage, New Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland. Moved with his family in May, 1890, to Vancouver, B.C. Canada, and opened general store at Port Kells on the Fraser River; after about six years in business retired to a farm at Kangley, B.C. and was living there in 1910. Six children:


9 JOHN (5).

FRANCIS JAMES McCULLOUGH (5) b. March 20, 1884 at Marchfield Cottage, New Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland. In May 1890 went to Vancouver, B.C. Canada with his parents. In 1910 farmer at Bulkley Valley, B.C. He died of cancer September 1915.

ROBERT PETER (5) b. January 30, 1886 at Marchfield Cottage, New Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland. In May 1890 went to Vancouver, B.C. with his parents. In 1910 printer (R.P. Latta & Co.) at Vancouver, B.C. Killed at the battle of ......, Belgium April 23, 1915. Lieut. 7th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, World War.

HENRY BLANDFORD (5) b. February 13, 1888 at Marchfield Cottage, New Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland. In May 1890 went to Vancouver, B.C. with his parents. In 1910 farmer at Bulkley, Valley, B.C. In 1931 at Kelowna, B.C. Canada.

EDWARD FRASER (5) b. at Port Kells, B.C. Canada January 1, 1892. In 1910 lived at Fairfield, Spokane Co., Wash. U.S.A. Printer. In 1931 lived at No. Vancouver, B.C.


John (3) John (2) ____ (1). Born in Philadelphia, Pa. January 17, 1849; m. ____. Had children. Family all dead in 1908. Went to Scotland when a young man, and spent several years in the tea business with John, son of Peter. Later returned to America. In 1908 druggist at Wilson, Kan.

____ (5).

____ (5).


John (3) John (2) ____ (1). Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1839; m. and had at least one daughter. Both living in 1908.

____ (5).


John (4) Peter (3) John (2) ____ (1). Born Marchfield Cottage, New Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, April 14, 1879; m. Martha Ann Sayer of New Westminster, B.C. She was born at West Harlepool, Yorkshire, England February 13, 1884. In 1890 went with his parents to Vancouver, B.C. For five years with W.H. Malkin Co. wholesale grocers, Vancouver, B.C. In 1910 business manager, R.P. Latta & Co. printers, Vancouver, B.C. he served four years 1814-1818 in the World War in the 29th (Vancouver) Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Promoted to Lieutenant in command of battalion August 1, 1917. Awarded Distinguished Service Order and two bars. Severely wounded at Battle of Armiens, France August 9, 1918. Discharged from army June 1, 1919. Then entered the Provincial Government Service at Director of the Land Settlement Board and served for twelve years. Retired August 1932. Living at Victoria, B.C. Children:

WILLIAM SAYER (6) b. at Vancouver, B.C. October 19, 1909. Forestry engineer. Obtained degree Bachelor of Science in 1931.

JOHN BLANDFORD (6) b. August 6, 1914.

FRANCIS ROBERT (6) b. August 8, 1924.

In 1937 this family lived at ____ Delhousie St., Victoria, B.C.


9 JOHN F. (5) LATTA,

John (4) Peter (3) John (2) ____ (1). Born Marchfield Cottage, New Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland April 14, 1881; m. Christina Munro MacKenzie September 15, 1909. She was born at New Westminster, B.C., Canada March 22, 1884. He came to America with his parents in May 1890. He settled at Vancouver, B.C. Mechanical engineer. In 1910 partner in McEwen & Latta, timber lands and real estate, at Vancouver. In 1937 partner in Murray & Latta, machinists, at Vancouver at 6811 Cypress Street, Vancouver, B.C. Children:

FRANCES MAY (6) b. at Vancouver, B.C. November 23, 1910.

MARION ISOBEL (6) b. at Vancouver, B.C. October 22, 1914; d. February 24, 1923.

The records of this family are all to be found in the Parish Churches at Mauchline, Schiltree, and Auchinleck, Ayrshire, Scotland. The crest of the family can be had from any of the leading stationers of Glasgow.--5 John Latta. He also said that a certain Judge Latta, S.S.C. every eminent judge who resided in Edinburgh, Scotland, in his time, had collected a large amount of information about the Latta family. I wrote to Judge Latta in 1931 but the letter was returned, unknown.

November 29, 1937 wrote to 9 John F. Latta and asked him to get the address of Judge Latta of Edinburgh, Scotland, mentioned above. Or some of his descendants.