ROBERT M. LATTA
Robert M. Latta has spent his entire life in the Golden state and is well known to many of the citizens of Nevada County. He is now successfully engaged in business in Nevada City as the proprietor of a well equipped livery and feed stable. He was born in the county which is still his home, on the 8th of September, 1868, and is the youngest of the five children of Robert W. and Sarah A. (Darling) Latta. The father, a native of Ohio, came to California in 1850 and for many years was connected with the stage business, driving the stage on the Washington route. His death occurred on the 11th of November, 1877, and his wife, a native of Michigan, was one of the first teachers in Nevada County and for a number of years was thus connected with the educational interests of this locality. Her death occurred on the 2nd of October, 1888.
Robert M. Latta obtained his education in the public schools near his home, spent his boyhood upon his father’s farm, early becoming familiar with all the duties and labors that fall to the lot of the agriculturist. He also spent considerable time in Yuba and San Joaquin counties, but in 1896 returned to Nevada County and established his present livery and feed stable at the foot of Broad Street, near Plaza. He is prepared to furnish stylish turnouts at reasonable rates and his energy and earnest desire to please have secured to him a liberal patronage. While living in Yuba County he served as a deputy sheriff, but has never been an office seeker, preferring to devote his energies to his business interests.
Mr. Latta was united in marriage, in Yuba County, February 2, 1888, to Miss Mary Stineman, a native of California and a daughter of John Stineman, a pioneer of California in 1850, and one of the Reese River victims. He is still living, making his home at Wheatland. The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Latta has been blessed with four children, who are yet living: Esther, Wallace, Oscar and Kenneth; and one daughter who died in 1898. Mr. Latta affiliates with the Independent Order of Foresters, of which he is now the financial secretary, and with the Woodmen of the World and the Native Sons of the Golden West.
Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.
© 2010 Gerald Iaquinta.