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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sunday's Obituary: Hollon Bryan Latta

Before daily newspapers, funeral notices
 were  printed by the local newspaper and
distributed throughout communities.
This funeral notice for Hollon Bryan Latta
was found in the family bible that once
belonged to Terrell and Harriet Bryan.

I found the below obituaries and notices while searching newspapers yesterday.  Hollon Span Bryan Latta was my grandfather's sister. She died in 1906 and I know very little about her. Span was also her grandmother's middle name (Elizabeth Span Regan, wife of Reddick Bryan) and a name used often in the Bryan/Regan family. I am not sure of the origin of the name "Span," but assume that it is the maiden name of a female ancestor. 

This tintype, labeled Aunt Holly,
is in the bible that once belonged
to her parents, Terrell and
Harriet Bryan. 


Mrs. Hollie Span Latta, wife of J. A. Latta, died Saturday night at 7:30 o’clock at her home in Rosen Heights, aged 42 years. Left surviving her are Mr. Latta and a daughter, aged 9 years. Mrs. Latta had been a resident of Fort Worth for the last three years having removed here from Hobart, Okla. The body will be shipped to Stephenville, Texas, Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock by L. P. Robertson, undertaker. Funeral services and interment will be held at that place.
Sept. 2, 1906 – Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Mortuary Matters
Mrs. H. A. Latta, aged about 42 years, the wife of James A. Latta of Rosen Heights, died this morning. The remains were shipped this evening to Stephenville, Tex. By Undertaker L. P. Robertson.  The deceased is survived by her husband and a daughter.
Sept. 3, 1906 - Dallas Morning News

Hollon Bryan Latta was
buried in West End
Cemetery in Stephenville,
Erath County, Texas.

Mrs. H. S. Latta
Undertaker Robertson Sunday shipped the remains of Mrs. H. S. Latta, wife of James A. Latta, to Stephenville, where they will be interred.  
Sept 3, 1906 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Record of Deaths
Mrs. H. S. Latta, age 42 years, Rosen Heights, Sept. 1, peritonitis. 
Sept. 5, 1906 - Dallas Morning News   

Hollon "Hollie" was the wife of James Alonzo "Lon" Latta and the mother of Millard Ray Latta.  Millard Ray lived with my grandparents when they were in Baylor County.  She was a teacher and also a principal in that county.  You can see more about Millard Ray Latta on my webste. 


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