LIST OF BRANCH CAPTAINS

 

 

 

Issue 52, Spring 2013 - Editorial

Earlier this year I tried to contact all of our Latta branch captains.  Then I updated the information on all of our Latta Branch Captains.  As you may note, there are several branches without a captain.  If you are interested, please contact myself or Sue Cox.  If any address corrections for the captains listed here, please let me know.  Our goal is to have a captain for every branch, and to print the family history of every branch.  Obviously, we need your help.  I will be glad to print your Latta family history here, and save it by sending copies to major genealogy libraries.

 

 

Branch 1 - Ken Mueller, 7400 East Mule Circle, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314, DocHuer@aol.com.  I am also your Editor.

Branch 3 - Alan L. Latta, P. O. Box 21158, Cheyenne, WY 82003, allatta@aol.com

Branch 4 - Randy Phillips, 41 S. Morrell Ave., Geneva New York 14456, parting_glass65@yahoo.com

Branch 5 - Margaret J. Hundertmark, W7489 Honold Rd., Fond du Lac, WI 54935, mjc_mark@c-mark.us

Branch 9/Now Branch 35: Linda K Latta Smith, 16300 Cambridge Ct., Bowie MD 20715, lklattasmth@aol.com

Branches 10 & 15 - Cindy Stiene, 158 Intracoastal Dr., Madison, AL 35758-7925, lmsjfs@gmail.com

Branch 11 - Brian Wagnon, 24535 E. Cobbs corner Rd., Tahlequah OK 35758-7925, neopopmail@gmail.com

Branch 13 - Gary Pokoradi, 11 Glenayr St., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L9C 7C1, pokerman@sympatico.ca

Branch 16 - Kathy J. Latta, 268 Knottwood Road North, NW Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6K 1Y4, lattakj@telusplanet.net

Branches 17 and 43 - Sue Lattea Cox, 6 Woodhill Avenue, Salem, WV 26426, suelatteacox@yahoo.com

Branch 20 - Vicky Latta-McCain, 1216 West Elm Street, Kokomo, IN 46901, v.latta-mccain@sbcglobal.net

Branch 22 - Robert M. Hawkins, 749 Ridgeside Dr., Apt. B, Ballwin MO 43545, Bobhawk507@sbcglobal.net

Branch 27: David Hart, dlhart9491@hmail.com

Branch 28 - Carol Rini, 3585 Ontario St., Columbus, OH 43224, carril37@gmail.com

Branch 29 - Bill Latta, 140 Northcrest Dr, Apt. 34, Napoleon, OH 43545

Branch 31 - John Moore, P. O. Box 13429, Trapper Creek, AK 99683, johnm@mtaonline.net

Branch 43 - Ray Garlick Jr., P. O. Box 227, Coppell, TX 75019, dfwrgk@hotmail.com

Branch 45 - Beryl Redfield, 4281 Winfield Rd., Taylorsville, UT 84123-2344 - Bredf331@comcast.net

Branch 51 - Ken Erdle, 7890 Wexford Ct., Bloomington, IN 47408, sasquatsh1@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

LIST OF BRANCH CAPTAINS

 

 

 

Issue 52, Spring 2013 - Editorial

Earlier this year I tried to contact all of our Latta branch captains.  Then I updated the information on all of our Latta Branch Captains.  As you may note, there are several branches without a captain.  If you are interested, please contact myself or Sue Cox.  If any address corrections for the captains listed here, please let me know.  Our goal is to have a captain for every branch, and to print the family history of every branch.  Obviously, we need your help.  I will be glad to print your Latta family history here, and save it by sending copies to major genealogy libraries.

 

 

Branch 1 - Ken Mueller, 7400 East Mule Circle, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314, DocHuer@aol.com.  I am also your Editor.

Branch 3 - Alan L. Latta, P. O. Box 21158, Cheyenne, WY 82003, allatta@aol.com

Branch 4 - Randy Phillips, 41 S. Morrell Ave., Geneva New York 14456, parting_glass65@yahoo.com

Branch 5 - Margaret J. Hundertmark, W7489 Honold Rd., Fond du Lac, WI 54935, mjc_mark@c-mark.us

Branch 9/Now Branch 35: Linda K Latta Smith, 16300 Cambridge Ct., Bowie MD 20715, lklattasmth@aol.com

Branches 10 & 15 - Cindy Stiene, 158 Intracoastal Dr., Madison, AL 35758-7925, lmsjfs@gmail.com

Branch 11 - Brian Wagnon, 24535 E. Cobbs corner Rd., Tahlequah OK 35758-7925, neopopmail@gmail.com

Branch 13 - Gary Pokoradi, 11 Glenayr St., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L9C 7C1, pokerman@sympatico.ca

Branch 16 - Kathy J. Latta, 268 Knottwood Road North, NW Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6K 1Y4, lattakj@telusplanet.net

Branches 17 and 43 - Sue Lattea Cox, 6 Woodhill Avenue, Salem, WV 26426, suelatteacox@yahoo.com

Branch 20 - Vicky Latta-McCain, 1216 West Elm Street, Kokomo, IN 46901, v.latta-mccain@sbcglobal.net

Branch 22 - Robert M. Hawkins, 749 Ridgeside Dr., Apt. B, Ballwin MO 43545, Bobhawk507@sbcglobal.net

Branch 27: David Hart, dlhart9491@hmail.com

Branch 28 - Carol Rini, 3585 Ontario St., Columbus, OH 43224, carril37@gmail.com

Branch 29 - Bill Latta, 140 Northcrest Dr, Apt. 34, Napoleon, OH 43545

Branch 31 - John Moore, P. O. Box 13429, Trapper Creek, AK 99683, johnm@mtaonline.net

Branch 43 - Ray Garlick Jr., P. O. Box 227, Coppell, TX 75019, dfwrgk@hotmail.com

Branch 45 - Beryl Redfield, 4281 Winfield Rd., Taylorsville, UT 84123-2344 - Bredf331@comcast.net

Branch 51 - Ken Erdle, 7890 Wexford Ct., Bloomington, IN 47408, sasquatsh1@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BOX OF OLD LATTA LETTERS
By: Alan Latta, Branch 9

 

  Back in the summer of 1993 I flew down from Toronto to visit my widowed mother, Viola Latta, who was living at the time in Wichita, Kansas.  Early in our first conversation, she told me a very interesting story. She had recently received a call from a woman she knew, although not well; the woman said that her son worked for a demolition company and that they had recently demolished a house. In the attic, he had found a small metal box, full of miscellaneous papers, pertaining to the Latta family. Would my mother like to have them? Yes! They have them to Mom, and she said that the first thing she pulled out of the box was a letter bearing the date 1826. And she thought that the documents pertained to our family (Branch 9); the names and dates seemed right.

  She brought out the box, and I began looking through the materials. Initially, I had been a bit skeptical, figuring that there probably was not much that was worthwhile. And perhaps there is not. Ultimately it will depend on how much is already known. But there are a number of letters from a Henry Latta of Oklahoma and Kansas, to another Latta in Texas, all dating from the first decade of the 20th century. And there are many receipts (tax, business, etc.), signed by various Lattas -- mostly dating from 1885-1900. But there are also receipts and lists which go back further -- all the way to 1801 and southwestern Pennsylvania. (Material to interest a local historian!) And there is genealogical material, including several letters from Robert H. Latta, the Denver attorney who compiled the first Latta genealogy in the late 19th/early 20th century (the collection now in the Library of Congress).

  I was privately doubtful that the materials had anything to do with Branch 9, but at that time I had no way of checking. Shortly thereafter, my mother remarried and went to Oregon to live; most of her possessions, including the metal box, went into storage. I did not see it again until last year, after Mother had passed away, and my brothers and I were sorting through her effects. I brought the box back to Toronto and, with the information now on CD and on the Latta Website, I was able to determine that the Lattas involved belonged to Branch 1. What to do? Well, the materials really ought to go to someone in Branch 1 interested in genealogy, such as the Branch Captain for #1, our Editor, Kenneth Mueller! So I sent off the materials by courier to Arizona, and we will undoubtedly hear more about them from Ken.

Editor's Note: Some of the documents and papers contained in the box sent by Alan Latta were in the form of a packet letter. A large sheet of paper was written on in letter format, folded into a self contained packet, sealed with a small amount of wax, and then addressed. The postage was apparently paid by an amount written in the upper left corner, and then the letter packet was sent on to the addressee.

Letter to Samuel Latta, Fayette County, Mt. Pleasant Post Office Pennsylvania

Letter to Henry Latta, Clare, Okla.

Release, Affidavit, and Notice

Second Letter to Samuel Latta

Letter to Samuel Latta, Westmoreland Co., Mt. Pleasant, PA

Mr. Samuel Latta, Westmoreland Co., Mt. Pleasant, PA

Mr. Robert Latta, Esqr, Nobel County, Good Hope PO, Indiana