Adina Maude Latham
b. 3 March 1902, d. 18 March 1978
- Father: John W. Latham b. 24 September 1860, d. 27 April 1944
- Mother: May Emily Rembert b. 28 September 1866, d. 15 January 1959
- Adina Maude Latham was born on 3 March 1902 in Louisiana.
- John W. Latham and May Emily Rembert appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana, at Converse & Hamlin Road. Other members of the household included Adina Maude Latham, Gladine Latham, William Blair Latham, Grady Latham, Helen Dewey Latham and Zella M. Latham.
- John W. Latham and May Emily Rembert appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana. Other members of the household included Adina Maude Latham, Zella M. Latham, Huriosco Ford, Helen Dewey Latham and Thurman L. Ford.
- She married Luther Guy Edwards circa 1920.
- Luther Guy Edwards and Adina Maude Latham appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Noble, Sabine Parish, Louisiana, enumerated near Adina's brother John Latham.. Other members of the household included Luther Guy Edwards Jr., Winston Birdwell Edwards and Marilyn Edwards.
- Luther Guy Edwards and Adina Maude Latham appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Noble, Sabine Parish, Louisiana. Other members of the household included Luther Guy Edwards Jr., Winston Birdwell Edwards and Marilyn Edwards.
- Adina Maude Latham became a widow at the 5 March 1944 death of her husband Luther Guy Edwards.
- Luther Guy Edwards served as postmaster of Noble from 1930 until his death in 1944. Following his death, his wife Adina became postmaster, assuming charge in January 1945; she served in that capacity for more than twenty years, first as Adina M. Edwards, and then under her subsequent married surnames Martin and Fitzgerald.
- The following appeared on 13 January 1956 in the Sabine Index: Funeral services for William Blair Latham, who passed away at Anchorage, Alaska, Dec. 29, were held Saturday, Jan. 7 at the Baptist church in Converse, with the pastor, the Rev. Ben Worley, officiating assisted by the Rev. James Lawton, pastor of the First Methodist church.
Graveside services were held by Floyd Jordan American Legion Post of Many.
Mr. Latham had been employed by the Civil Aeronautics Administration in Anchorage for the past 10 years.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. J. W. Latham of Converse, and four sisters, Mrs. S. L. Asby of Newton, Texas, Mrs. Helen Miles of Pleasant Hill, Mrs. L. G. Edwards of Noble and Mrs. J. T. Cates of Converse.
Interment was in the Oak Grove cemetery under the direction of the Drewitt Funeral home of Mansfield.
- Adina Maude Latham died on 18 March 1978 at age 76 in Ada, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma.
- She was interred at Noble Cemetery, Noble, Sabine Parish, Louisiana.
- The following appeared on 23 March 1978 in the Sabine Index: Adina M. Edwards, 76, of Ada, Okla., died Saturday, March 18, at her residence, following a short illness. Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 21, in the Noble Methodist Church, with burial following in the Noble Cemetery, under the direction of the Drewett Funeral Home of Mansfield. Mrs. Edwards is survived by one daughter, Marilyn Cates; one son, Winston B. Edwards; three sisters, Zell Cates, Grady Ashby and Helen Miles of Pleasant Hill; four grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.
- The following appeared on 12 August 2014 in The Ada Evening News: (Ada) Memorial services for Marilyn Cates, 88, of Ada, will be held at a later date.
Mrs. Cates died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at a local hospital. She was born May 22, 1926, at Converse, Louisiana, to Luther Guy and Adina Maude Latham Edwards. She graduated from high school in Noble, Louisiana. She attended business school in Missouri and licensed practical nursing school at Byng.
She married Raleigh Coleman Cates June 27, 1949. He preceded her in death October 12, 2001, in Oklahoma City. Mrs. Cates was a licensed practical nurse at Valley View Regional Hospital from 1977 until 1999. She had previously been a legal secretary for Kerr, Con and Mayhue Law Firm. Mrs. Cates was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Zwolle, Louisiana.
Survivors include a daughter, Susan Osborn of Denver, Colorado; two grandchildren, Laura Marilyn Osborn and her husband Asbed Bedrossian of Glendale, California, and Mahate Sara Rose Osborn of Oakland, California; three great-grandchildren, Daron Bedrossian, Liliy Bedrossian and Rowan Osarelli; and special friends, Joyce Cook and Janice Rike.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and two brothers, L. G. Edwards and Winston Edwards.
- Last Edited: 5 Nov 2015