Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sunday's Obituary: H. C. Latham

Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD) - January 8, 1909

H.C. LATHAM KILLS HIMSELF.  One of the Wealthiest Men in Prince William County a Suicide

Manassas, Va., Jan. 7 -- H. Carroll Latham, one of the wealthiest and best known residents of Prince William county, shot himself in the head this morning at his home, near Hickory Grove, killing himself instantly.

There is no known reason for the suicide, and Mr. Latham was in good health and had no difficulties, financial or otherwise, so far as known.  He was about 50 years old.  At the time of his death he was a member of the board of supervisors of the county and one of its most valued members.  Shortly before his death he had made large gifts of his property to his children, without, however, seriously impairing his own resources.

His wife, who died about two years ago, was a sister of Mr. H. F. Lynn, president of the National Bank of Manassas. Four children survive him -- Messrs. T. Otis Latham, William C. Latham, Henry Latham and Miss E. Lathem.

The funeral will take place Saturday from St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Haymarket.

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