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Posted By: Judy Kelley (email)
Date: 6/30/2017 at 16:49:02

Franklin R. Latta, one of Grandview's most highly respected and popular young men, passed to the great beyond last Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, after an illness of several months with tuberculosis of the throat though he had been confined to his bed but a short time.

The deceased was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. E.T. Latta, and was born in Leavenworth, Kansas, Jan. 14, 1871, making him 40 years, 3 months and 28 days of age at the time of his death. On February 2, 1898, he was united in marriage to Miss Nellie Martin and to this union was born three children, Claude, Edith and Harry. Aside from the widow and children he is survived by his parents and brother, S. J.

For the past twenty-six and one-half years he had been continuously employed by the various Grandview merchants as follows, starting when he was fourteen years old with A. F. Kemp, then with W.S. Cocklin, postmaster, Gray & Craddock, Gray & Son, Vibber and Krahl, R. C. Vibber & Son, Muller & Johnston and J.E. Garrett. He was with the latter 7 1/2 years, and retired on account of his declining health. His pleasant manner and cheerful disposition made him popular with everybody who came in contact with him and his employers all spoke highly of his honesty and reliability. He will be greatly missed in the community and his memory revered by hosts of friends.

The funeral services were held from the Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. E. Madrigal assisted by M.G. Hammill, with interment in the Grandview cemetery.

Source: Newspaper clipping with handwritten date of May 12, 1911


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