Note A.

                                JOE H. (1) LATTA
Born: 1871. Died: Jan. 21, 1939. At: Providence, Ky. He was the night watchmen 
at Diamond Coal Co. Mine, (Near there) Of heart disease. He was buried: Johnson 
Island Cemetery, Six miles east of Providence. Surviving are his wife, two sons, 
John Latta of Santa Clara, CA, and Ernest of Los Angeles, CA, a step-daughter, 
Mrs. Vernon Alexander of Louisville, KY, two Sisters, Miss Lucy Latta and 
Mrs. Della Nichols, of Paris, Tenn., and a Grand Daughter.

The obituary of J. H. Latta was found on the Webster County, Kentucky message board. It stated that J. H. Latta, age 68, was found dead in the boiler room of the mine at 4:00 a.m. by miners coming from the night shift. His body was found on top of the boiler, where it was supposed that he had gone to regulate a valve. At the inquest held by Coroner Guy Riley at Tapp Funeral Home stated that the cause of death was a heart attack. Mr. Latta had previously had a heart ailment. Death was thought to have occurred about 10:00 p.m. the night before. (Friday night) Mr. Latta, a resident of Providence for 25 years, had formerly lived at Johnson's Island. He was born Oct. 30, 1870. He married Miss Minnie Parrish, and they had three sons. Mrs. Latta and son Herbert, died in the influenza epidemic in December of 1918. Mr. Latta later married Mrs. Mattie Hearin Carnal, who survived him. He was for several years engaged in the restaurant business and at all times by his quiet friendliness and honesty, he merited the respect of all of his associates. He was survived by his widow; two sons, John Latta of Santa Clara, California, and Ernest Latta of Los Angeles, California; a step-daughter Mrs. Vernon Alexander of Louisville, Kentucky, two sisters, Miss Lucy Latta and Mrs. Delia Nichols of Paris, Tennessee, and a granddaughter. Funeral services were held at the home on Princeton Street at 2 p.m. Sunday, with Mrs. Latta's brother-in-law, the Rev. Curtis Martin of Cairo, Illinois officiating. He was assisted by Rev. B. H. Dawson. Pallbearers were Ed Wilson, Virge Vaughn, Robert Powell, Will Sisk, Robert Johnson, and N. J. Payne. Flower girls were Mrs. Ed Callaway, Mrs. Hewlett Pickens, Mrs. D. R. Barnhill, Mrs. L. G. Herron, Misses Emma Lou Barnhill, Edrie Cullen, Wanda Hunter, and Virginia Powell. Burial was in Johnson's Island cemetery. The obituary was published in The Providence Enterprise, Providence, Kentucky on Thursday, Jan. 26, 1939.

Upon reviewing the Kentucky death records, it is noted that "Joe H. Latta" died in Webster County, Kentucky on January 20, 1939; residence Princeton. Vol. 006, Cert. 02840.

Minnie Latta of Webster Co., KY died December 18, 1918 - Vol. 017, Cert 08368

Herbert C. Latta of Webster Co., KY died on December 16, 1918 - Vol. 017, Cert 08367

A picture of the sophomore class of Providence High School with Ernest Latta is found at