Posted By:Marilyn Baker
Subject:Re: Perry Ernst Lattin
Post Date:April 30, 2002 at 21:03:53
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Dear Jeat,
Hello! I was very excited to receive your inquiry on Perry Ernest Lattin. Note spelling of Ernest. My husband put that name out on the net about 2 1/2 or 3 years ago. Perry was my grandfather. His father was Charles and his brother was Edward. I think his brother was a lot younger.

My mother, Neva Louise Lattin Keith, was born in Sioux City, Neb. on Jan 7, 1903. She was only child. Perry and Louise Bertina Hanson Lattin moved across the river to Sioux City, Iowa. Perry left his family in 1906. My mother never saw him again until her high school graduation in June of 1923. They had their picture made, he gave her a red, ruby ring, and she never saw him again.

Every picture I have seen of my mom, in her year books and with friends, have shown a sadness. I believe that not having a father in the home was a social stigma in that era. My mother never talked about Perry, except to say that he was a fine fiddler. Her mother cleaned houses to survive, and when my mom was old enough she became a mother's helper. She took a year off from school to earn the money needed for her senior year. As she told me many times, "i pulled myself up by the bootstraps". She became a teacher, way out in the prairie. She boarded with a farm family and helped out with the threshing crews when they came in the summer. My dad was from one of those crews.

I'm kind of getting off the track here. Sue Lattin, from No. Carolina, has published the picture of my mom and grandfather aand grandmother in her news letter a couple of years ago. No one from the 2,000 Lattins that she has in her data base knew of them. I really found that to be strange. Sue is from the New York Lattins. My side went our west. They had adventure in their blood.

Well, anyway, Jeat I loved the inquiry, but don't think their is a match there. Do you write to Sue Lattin? She works in Washington D.C.


Marilyn Baker