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 Nevitt-Bennett (1842-13 March 1939), who married at Marylebone Church, London on 25 May 1869. In 1891, Bertha was 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'. Bertha married at Christ Church, Ealing, Middlesex on 25 July 1896, Lieut. John Manners-Smith (30 August 1864–6 January 1920), who was awarded the Victoria Cross on 12 July 1892 for his actions during the Hunza-Naga Campaign in India on 20 December 1891 and retired as a Lieut Col, they had one daughter, Sylvia [Northcote]. Bertha Mabel Manners-Smith died at Lutterworth, Leicestershire in 1930, aged 59.