Mary M. Latta

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
July 20, 1899, Page 1
Transcribed by 2006

Mrs. Latta Dead.

Received Paralytic Stroke From Which She Never Rallied.

Mrs. Mary M. Latta, a well known and much esteemed lady, of this city, died on Saturday morning last.  On the previous evening, Mrs. Latta, while attending to some household duties and apparently well, suddenly fell from her chair, and when her daughter, Miss Mary Latta, who heard the noise of the fall, and others, reached her, they found her helpless and unconscious on the floor.  Dr. Greene was summoned and pronounced her trouble paralysis.  Everything that could be done was done to relieve her, but she continued to grow worse and died at the time above stated.

Mrs. Latta was the widow of Mr. W. S. Latta, who was born in Orange County, N. C., and died here about six years ago.  Mrs. Latta was born in Elizabeth city, N. C., March 21, 1821, and was therefore in her 79th year.  She was originally Miss Mary Pickett.  She and Mr. Latta, after their marriage, first resided at Fayetteville, N. C., where their three children were born.  They moved to this city in the year 1872 and occupied the Curry residence until 1873, when they purchased the Pressley place, where they resided until the death of each.

Their three children survive them.  They are Mr. William P. Latta, a prosperous farmer of Henderson county, Ky.; Mr. George G. Latta, a prominent and successful lawyer, of Hot Springs, Ark., and Miss Mary Latta, of this city.

Mrs. Latta was a member of the Episcopal church and in her younger womanhood took much interest in the church’s affairs and work.

Mrs. Latta possessed many friends among whom her death is a source of much regret.  The funeral took place from the home on Sunday evening, and the services were conducted by Layman DeBelle, of Atlanta.  The remains were interred at Oak Hill.


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