LATHAM, Bertha Mabel

1871 - 1930

Bertha Mabel Latham, was born at Paddington, London in 1871, eldest child of Philip Arderne Latham, secretary of public companies, and his wife Emily Mary née Bennett, 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 Brentford, Middlesex in 1896, Lieut. John Manners-Smith (1864-6 January 1920), who was awarded the Victoria Cross in 1891 and retired as a Lieut Col, they had one daughter, Sylvia [Northcote]. Bertha died at Lutterworth, Leicestershire in 1930, aged 59.