I posted this query about a year ago. With so many more members now, maybe
someone knows about this branch. In 1940, my grandmother, Blanche Latta
Rubottom (branch 15), was living in Indio, California. As an adult, she
always used her maiden name as her middle name. She went into one of the
utility companies in Indio to pay a bill and the clerk recognized the name.
He said he and his sister were Lattas. They had a family history book
tracing their branch back to the Arabs, around 1000 AD. They loaned the book
to my grandmother. She took it home, read it, and returned without taking
any notes. My mother, in high school at the time, also saw the book. She
remembers that the book did not include anyone from our branch 15. Is there
anyone out there who might have had relatives living in Indio around 1940,
working for a utility company? Maybe someone has a copy of a family lineage
sitting in their attic someplace !