George W. Latham

From: McLeansboro Times, August 10, 1922

George W. Latham, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Latham was born in Todd county, Ky., July 5, 1845.  He departed this life from his home at McLeansboro, Illinois, July 31, 1922; age 77 years and 26 days.  In his early life he came to Illinois where he since resided.  When the Civil War came on he enlisted in the service of his country, and served as a soldier for the Union until honorably discharged.

About 1887 he was united in marriage with Sarah J. Ashbrooks who died in 1888.  In 1890 he was married to Aradine Burnett, who died about four years later.  When in 1897 he was married to Mrs. Alice Clark who survives him.

Mr. Latham was one of Hamilton County's best known citizens and highly respected.  He was not a member of a church, but said to friends that he was prepared and no fears in going.

Beside the many friends and acquaintances, he leaves his widow, five daughters, Mrs. Emma Moss, Mrs. Nola Denny, Mrs. Gertie Simonsin, Mrs. Bertha Moss all of McLeansboro, and Mrs. Addie Benbrooks of Chicago; two sons, John Latham of McLeansboro and Marion Latham of Livingston, Mont.; 21 grand children; 5 great grand children; and two sisters, Mrs. D. P. York of McLeansboro, Mrs. Sofronia York of Waltonville, Ill.; one brother, Robert O. Latham of Tulare, Colo.

Funeral by Rev. W. E. Bennett at Mt. Olive, August 1.  Interment at cemetery near the church.

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