LATHAM, Bertha Mabel

1871 - 1930

Bertha Mabel Latham, was born at 33 Kensington Gardens Square, London on 29 June 1871, eldest surviving child and only daughter of Philip Arderne Latham (22 October 1842-23 November 1897), secretary of public companies, and his wife Emily Mary née Bennett (1842-13 March 1939), who married at Marylebone, London in 1869. In 1891, a 19 year old, living at Oakleigh, Calmington Road, Twyford Abbey, Ealing, Middlesex with her parents, 48 year old Philip and 48 year old Emily, and her four siblings, Arderne Mere 18, Ralph Stapleton 16, Hugh Rowland 9 and Philip Denys 5 and they retained three indoor servants including one from Norfolk and one from Suffolk. A member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1887-1889 and exhibited from Primrose Hill Studios, Fitzroy Road, Belgravia, London in 1887 'A Portrait'. She married at Christ Church, Ealing, Middlesex on 25 July 1896, Lieut. John Manners-Smith (30 August 18646 January 1920), who was awarded the Victoria Cross on 12 July 1892 for his actions during the Hunza-Naga Campaign, India on 20 December 1891 and retired as a Lieut Col, they had one daughter, Sylvia [Northcote]. Bertha died at Lutterworth, Leicestershire in 1930, aged 59.