Mattie Eugenia Huddleston

Mattie Eugenia Huddleston

1871 - 1934

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Mattie was a schoolteacher until the Spring of 1895 when she married Paul Hoffman Latsha. Besides taking on the role of stepmother to his four children, two more children were born to this union - Joanna and David. Widowed in 1900, she was granted full guardianship of the six children -- a succession of moves followed in an effort to provide for herself and the children; among the locations was Keene, Texas1. In 1931 Mattie became a part of her daughter Joanna's household and later, afflicted with Creeping Paralysis (Guillain-Barre Syndrome) was then moved to the home of her son David in Pomona, California.

Mattie Eugenia HUDDLESTON, daughter of David HUDDLESTON and Nancy Alice JONES, b. 13 Apr 1871 Alabama, m.[1] Paul Hoffman LATSHA 13 Apr 1895, in Crawford County Arkansas, b. 9 Aug 1867 PA (son of Samuel R. LATSHA and Lovina HOFFMAN) d. 5 Oct 1900 Dora, Arkansas. m.[2] Louis E. ENGLISH, 13 Aug 1903 in Los Angeles, b. Abt 1875 New York. Mattie died 20 Jan 1934 at the age of 62, Pomona CA, buried 23 Jan 1934 at Pomona Cemetery, Sp.1 Lot 10 Blk N.

    Children by Paul Hoffman LATSHA:

  1. Joanna Marion LATSHA
  2. David Jesse LATSHA b. 2 Jan 1898 Dora Arkansas, m. Mabel Beatrice CRUIKSHANK 12 Nov 1929 in Pomona, California. David died 10 Mar 1985.

1 It was in 1901 Keene, Texas that Mattie most likely attended church with Lulu Reading.