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Surnames: Lattimer Latimer Johnson Srader Clemmons Morse
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Seeking information on Catherine A "Aunt Kate" Lattimer / Latimer
Catherine was born on 15 Jul 1844 in York, York County, SC to William H Lattimer / Latimer (B: circa 1794/1795 NC D: sometime after 1880 census Chattooga County, GA) and Sarah Davison
After her family moved to Chattooga County, GA in the early 1850's, she befriended my grand mother, Harriett Arminta Clemmons Johnson; and remained life long friends.
Catherine, being the youngest, stayed at home to care for her elderly father and elderly old maid aunt, Matlida C Lattimer / Latimer. According to the 1880 census, both WIlliam H and his sister were bed ridden at this time.
My grand mother never fully recovered from the birth of her last child in 1893. Aunt Kate traveled by train from Chattooga County, GA to Pilot Grove, Grayson County, TX to help care for her friend and her friend's children.
As well, my grand mother is thought to have been diabetic. A country doctor diagnosed her as having some other concocted ailment and bled her feet as treatment. She developed what was most likely gangrene and died on Christmas day, 1895. Aunt Kate stayed on to help care for the young children.
My grand father and most of the family moved to OK by 1900, but Aunt Kate stayed in Denison, Grayson County, TX with my oldest uncle (Claude Iverson Johnson), his wife (Daisy Morse Johnson), their new born daughter (Tressie), my father (Pearson Madison Johnson), and my youngest uncle (Guice Winfiled Johnson). Aunt Kate continued to care for the two boys and the new born Tressie.
Sometime around 1902, the balnace of the Johnson family moved to OK to be with the rest of the family. On their way to OK, they dropped off Aunt Kate with her brother, Elias Davison Lattimer / Latimer, in Red River County, TX. Elias had been ailing and Aunt Kate stayed to help care for him. Elias died in 1903.
Daisy Morse Johnson, and later Tressie Johnson, stayed in touch with Aunt Kate. According to Tressie in oral interviews in early 1980, after the death of Elias Davison Lattimer in 1903, Aunt Kate returned to GA (most likely Chattooga County) and finally married a widower about 1904 (who, incidentally had also been a life long friend). And, as it seems to have been her calling in life, cared for him in is final years.
As more of a courtesy to this Latimer / Lattimer family, we are trying to find information on who, where and when Aunt Kate married. Where they lived after marriage. As well as Aunt Kate's exact date of death and final resting place. Again, according to Tressie's oral statements, she thought Aunt Kate died sometime in the late teens, perhaps during the enfluenza pandemic of 1918.
Aunt Kate was caring and most giving person - a true friend to our family.
Any information will be greatly appreciated.
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