John Tilden Latta, Early 20th Century
He was baptized by Mr. Bebb into the Salem (Ohio) Baptist Church. We think he may have attended the Carmelite Baptist Church when he was young. He was ordained at Salem but officially was a member of the East Cleveland Baptist Church during his missionary years. His daughter Emma told us that he probably never would have become a missionary except for the influence of his wife Mary Udell. She gave us a picture when he taught at a school in Cambridge in the 1890's and another one of him, his school children, and the parents and family of the community about 1903. It has about 100 people in it.
He wrote poetry before the age of 20 and was published. A copy of his small book, School Poems, is in our… Go to person page >