[Index]
Charles George LATHAM (1882 - 1968)
Children Self + Spouses Parents Grandparents Greatgrandparents
Arthur William LATHAM (1908 - 1986)
Gordon Lawrence LATHAM (1910 - 1984)
Charles George LATHAM (1882 - 1968)

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Marie Louisa von ALLWORDEN (1870 - 1946)
Thomas LATHAM (1843 - 1884) James LATHAM (1815 - 1888)



Catherine ROCHFORD (1820 - 1896)



Isabelle ISUM (1850 - 1889) Richard ISUM (1802 - 1882)



Julia CASTLE John CASTLE
Julia (CASTLES)
Charles George LATHAM

Charles George LATHAM
Charles George LATHAM Charles George LATHAM
Pic P1. With thanks to Thomas Latham Family Tree - Ancestry

Pic 1. With thanks to Thomas Latham Family Tree - Ancestry

b. 1882 at Hythe
m. 1903 Marie Louisa von ALLWORDEN (1870 - 1946) at Hay, NSW, Australia
d. 1968 at Perth, WA, Australia aged 86
Near Relatives of Charles George LATHAM (1882 - 1968)
Relationship Person Born Birth Place Died Death Place Age
Grandfather James LATHAM 1815 Dunmanway, Co Cork, Ireland abt 1888 Ireland 73
Grandmother Catherine ROCHFORD 1820 Ireland 1896 Birkenhead, Cheshire, England 76
Grandfather Richard ISUM abt 1802 Plymouth, England 1882 Skibbereen, Ireland 80
Grandmother Julia CASTLE

Father in Law Johann von ALLWORDEN
Mother in Law Johanna Louisa TILLACH

Father Thomas LATHAM 1843 Dunmanway, Co Cork, Ireland 28 Jul 1884 Dover, Kent, England 41
Mother Isabelle ISUM 1850 Ireland 1889 Marylebone, London, England 39

Self Charles George LATHAM 1882 Hythe 1968 Perth, WA, Australia 86

Wife Marie Louisa von ALLWORDEN 1870 Sandhurst, Victoria, Australia 1946 Perth, WA, Australia 76

Son Arthur William LATHAM 1908 Hay, NSW, Australia 1986 Perth, WA, Australia 78
Son Gordon Lawrence LATHAM 1910 Subiaco, Perth, WA, Australia 1984 Albany, Western Australia, Australia 74

Brother Richard James LATHAM 29 Jan 1869 Cork, Ireland 1949 Hillston, NSW, Australia 80
Sister Julia Isabella LATHAM 1873 Cork, Ireland 1949 Sydney, NSW, Australia 76
Brother Thomas Edward LATHAM 1874 Dymchurch, Kent, England 04 May 1917 Bullecourt, France 43
Brother William Oliver LATHAM 1875 Dymchurch, Kent, England 1926 Sydney, NSW, Australia 51
Sister Sarah Alice LATHAM 1878 Hythe 1969 Liverpool, NSW, Australia 91
Sister Violet Amelia Margaret LATHAM 1880 Hythe 17 Feb 1953 Darling Point, Sydney, NSW, Australia 73
Brother Alfred Henry LATHAM 1883 Dover, Kent, England 1949 Perth, WA, Australia 66

Daughter in Law Hazel Maude ARNOLD 1908 Black Range, WA, Australia 2001 Perth, WA, Australia 93
Daughter in Law Beatrice Alice ARNOLD 1905 Buninyong, Vic, Australia

Grandson Richard Arthur LATHAM 1939 WA, Australia 1942 Northam, WA, Australia 3

Aunt Margaret LATHAM 1839 Co Cork, Ireland 1919 Birkenhead, Cheshire 80
Uncle Heber COGHLAN abt 1840 Co Cork, Ireland 1908 England 68
Uncle James Edward LATHAM 1847 Skibbereen, Ireland 17 Feb 1902 London, England 55
Aunt Eliza Emma PALMER 1851 Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England 1924 Greenwich, London, England 73
Uncle William LATHAM 1848 Co Cork, Ireland 1926 Exeter, Devon, England 78
Aunt Susanna Francis DAVIDSON 1848 Lewisham, London, England 1919 Exeter, Devon, England 71
Aunt Sarah Susan LATHAM 1849 Co Cork, Ireland 1896 Granville, NSW, Australia 47
Uncle Andrew William Lyndon WRIGHT 1844 Tower Hamlets, Stepney, Middlesex, London, England 1928 Peak Hill, NSW, Australia 84
Uncle Edward LATHAM 1851 Co Cork, Ireland 1897 Birkenhead, Cheshire, Merseyside, England 46
Uncle Oliver LATHAM 1854 Co Cork, Ireland 25 Jun 1874 at sea, passage to NZ 20
Uncle Samuel John LATHAM 1857 Co Cork, Ireland 1933 Kyneton, Victoria, Australia 76
Aunt Margaret MCHUGH abt 1856 Co, Leithrim, Ireland 1917 Kyneton, Victoria, Australia 61
Uncle Charles Richard LATHAM 1860 Co Cork, Ireland 1876 Dunkerrin, Offaly, Ireland 16
Aunt Mabel ISUM
Aunt Rose ISUM
Aunt Selena ISUM
Aunt Julia Margaret (ISAM) ISUM 01 Nov 1837 Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland 1912 Clonakilty, Ireland 75
Uncle George ALLPORT 14 Jan 1844 Co Cork, Ireland 1913 Clonakilty, Ireland 69
Aunt Amelia Barbara ISUM 11 Nov 1838 Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland 1882 Cheshire, Merseyside, England 44
Uncle Edwin CHILD 1841 Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England
Aunt Mary Ann ISUM 12 Jul 1840 Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Aunt Louisa Jane ISUM abt 1847 Castletownsend, Co. Cork, Ireland 1917 Upton Upon Severn, Worcestershire, England 70
Uncle Walter CHILD abt 1844 Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England 1905 Upton Upon Severn, Worcestershire, England 61
Uncle Richard ISUM 1848 Castlehaven, Cork, Ireland 1864 East Stonehouse, Plymouth, Devon, England 16

Cousin Charles Oliver LATHAM 1877 Portadown, Co Armagh, Northern Ireland 1955 New Forest, Hampshire, England 78
Cousin Kate Eleanor LATHAM 1879 Market Hill, Co Armagh, Northern Ireland 1938 Lewisham, London, England 59
Cousin John Palmer LATHAM 1881 Loughgall, Armagh, Ireland 1962 Inverness, Invernesshire, Scotland 81
Cousin Margretta Sarah LATHAM 1883 Armagh, Ireland 1965 Eltham, Greenwich, London 82
Cousin Edward William LATHAM 1885 Poyntzpass, Armagh, Northern Ireland 1970 Northern Ireland 85
Cousin George Henry Phelps LATHAM 1887 Ireland 1932 Alberta Beach, Alberta, Canada 45
Cousin Frederick Clarence James LATHAM 1889 Market Hill, Co Armagh, Northern Ireland 1976 Thame, Buckinghamshire, England 87
Cousin Joseph Arthur Victor LATHAM 1892 Inishowen, Donegal, Ireland 1934 Madras, India 42
Cousin Ada Maude WRIGHT 1874 Moama, NSW, Australia 1891 Hillston, NSW, Australia 17
Cousin Dora Kate WRIGHT 1876 Moama, NSW, Australia 1929 Auburn, NSW, Australia 53
Cousin Clarence Oakley WRIGHT 1879 Moama, NSW, Australia 1954 Peak Hill, NSW, Australia 75
Cousin Adelaide Helen Willemina WRIGHT 1881 Moama, NSW, Australia 09 Jan 1964 Peak Hill, NSW, Australia 83
Cousin Catherine LATHAM 1883 Ktow?, Victoria, Australia 1935 Leongatha, Victoria, Australia 52
Cousin James LATHAM 1884 Kensington Hill, Victoria, Australia 1948 Australia 64
Cousin Samuel John LATHAM 1886 Kyneton, Victoria, Australia 1980 Kensington, Victoria, Australia 94
Cousin Margaret LATHAM 1889 Kyneton, Victoria, Australia 1972 Victoria, Australia 83
Cousin Charles Oliver LATHAM 1892 Kyneton, Victoria, Australia 1974 82
Cousin Sarah Jane LATHAM 1893 Victoria, Australia 1969 Footscray, Victoria, Australia 76
Cousin Selina Louisa ALLPORT 28 Jan 1869 Co Cork, Ireland 11 Aug 1927 Islington, London, England 58
Cousin Julia Edith ALLPORT 29 Aug 1876 Pembrey, Llanelly, Carmarthanshire, Wales 17 Nov 1952 Mackay, Queensland, Australia 76
Cousin George Richard ALLPORT 17 Sep 1878 Pembrey, Llanelly, Carmarthanshire, Wales
Cousin Amelia ALLPORT 1880 Pembrey, Llanelly, Carmarthanshire, Wales 1887 Possible - see notes 7
Cousin Laura Mabel ALLPORT 1882 Gower, Glamorgan, Wales 1962 Warwick, England 80
Cousin Frank Herbert ALLPORT 16 Jul 1882 Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, England 08 Sep 1902 HMS Hood 20
Cousin Amelia Barbara CHILD 12 Jun 1867 Union Hall, Cork, Co Cork, Ireland
Cousin Julia Morna CHILD 23 Nov 1868 Union Hall, Cork, Co Cork, Ireland
Cousin Edwin Charles CHILD 24 Sep 1870 Douglas, Co. Cork, Ireland
Cousin Rosa CHILD 1873 Douglas, Co. Cork, Ireland
Cousin Richard CHILD 1877 Haslingden, Liverpool, West Derby, Lancashire, England
Cousin Albert William CHILD 1880 Treville, Hereford, England
Cousin Louisa Mill CHILD 1882 Chester, Cheshire, England
Cousin William Matthew CHILD 12 Apr 1871 Douglas, Cork, Ireland 1952 Worcestershire, England 81

Nephew Richard Thomas LATHAM 1898 Hillston, NSW, Australia 1972 Sydney, NSW, Australia 74
Nephew William C LATHAM 1900 Hillston, NSW, Australia 1982 Lake Conjola, New South Wales Australia 82
Nephew James Frederick LATHAM 1904 Hillston, NSW, Australia 1992 Hillston, NSW, Australia 88
Nephew Harold MURPHY 1899 Hay, NSW, Australia 1958 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 59
Niece Isabella M MURPHY 1900 Hay, NSW, Australia 1901 Hay, NSW, Australia 1
Nephew Michael L MURPHY 1902 Hay, NSW, Australia 1909 Granville, NSW, Australia 7
Niece Margaret Mary MURPHY 1904 Hay, NSW, Australia
Niece Violet Edina MURPHY 1906 Marrickville, NSW, Australia 1983 Sydney, NSW, Australia 77
Nephew Male MURPHY 1908 Brewarrina, NSW, Australia 1908 Brewarrina, NSW, Australia 0
Nephew Victor Sperry MURPHY 1909 Granville, NSW, Australia
Niece Raymond Joseph MURPHY 1910 Woollahara, NSW, Australia 1957 Sydney, NSW, Australia 47
Niece Eileen LATHAM 1898 Narrandera, NSW, Australia 1982 Australia 84
Nephew George Edward LATHAM 1900 Narrandera, NSW, Australia 1966 Bathurst, NSW, Australia 66
Niece Daphne H LATHAM 1907 Sydney, NSW, Australia 1948 Balmain, NSW, Australia 41
Niece Greta Isabella Catherine HAYNES 1903 Marrickville, NSW, Australia 1978 Katoomba, NSW, Australia 75
Nephew Edward Francis HAYNES 1906 Sydney, NSW, Australia 1973 Wollongong, NSW, Australia 67
Niece Violet Ann HAYNES 1909 Marrickville, NSW, Australia
Nephew Leslie HAYNES 1913 Marrickville, NSW, Australia
Niece Ruth HAYNES 1915 Marrickville, NSW, Australia
Niece Elva HAYNES aft 1915
Nephew Alfred Henry LATHAM 1908 Nyngan, NSW, Australia 1997 Bathurst, NSW, Australia 89
Nephew Thomas James LATHAM 1911 Nyngan, NSW, Australia 1971 Subiaco, Perth, WA, Australia 60
Nephew William G LATHAM 1913 Gosford, NSW, Australia
Niece Alice Mary LATHAM 1915 Gosford, NSW, Australia 1959 Perth, WA, Australia 44

Sister in Law Elizabeth Mary SMITH abt 1876 1905 Nymagee, NSW, Australia 29
Sister in Law Susan FREEMAN
Brother in Law Michael James Joseph MURPHY 1869 Sydney, NSW, Australia 07 Sep 1935 East Coolgardie, WA, Australia 66
Sister in Law Martha BASSETT 1873 The Springs, Victoria, Australia 1933 Condobolin, NSW, Australia 60
Sister in Law Edith (Annie) Halbina K HART 1877 Maitland, NSW, Australia 1919 Paddington, NSW, Australia 42
Brother in Law Alexander MACDOWELL
Brother in Law Edward Charles Francis (HAINES) HAYNES 1875 Hay, NSW, Australia 1936 Ryde, NSW, Australia 61
Sister in Law Alice Mary Maude LINDLEY 1884 Warnervale, Victoria, Australia 1932 Perth, WA, Australia 48
Events in Charles George LATHAM (1882 - 1968)'s life
Date Age Event Place Notes Src
1882 Charles George LATHAM was born Hythe Note 1 69
28 Jul 1884 2 Death of father Thomas LATHAM (aged 41) Dover, Kent, England Note 2 69
1889 7 Death of mother Isabelle ISUM (aged 39) Marylebone, London, England Note 3 69
1891 9 Immigration "Murrumbidgee" to Sydney Note 4 80
1903 21 Married Marie Louisa von ALLWORDEN (aged 33) Hay, NSW, Australia Note 5 52
1908 26 Birth of son Arthur William LATHAM Hay, NSW, Australia Note 6 52
1910 28 Birth of son Gordon Lawrence LATHAM Subiaco, Perth, WA, Australia Note 7
14 Mar 1916 34 Military Service Bruce Rock, WA, Australia Note 8 64
1946 64 Death of wife Marie Louisa von ALLWORDEN (aged 76) Perth, WA, Australia Note 9 52, 60
1968 86 Charles George LATHAM died Perth, WA, Australia Note 10 52
Note 1: Latham Charles George Elham 2a 1052 1882

England Selected Births and Christenings
Name: Charles George Latham
Gender: Male
Baptism Date: 24 Mar 1882
Baptism Place: Hythe, Kent, England
Father: Thomas Latham
Mother: Isabella
FHL Film Number: 1786587
Reference ID: Item 1, p 148 & 149
Note 2: see notes


England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index: 1837-1915 about Thomas Latham
Name: Thomas Latham
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1844
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1884
Age at Death: 40
Registration district: Dover
Inferred County: Kent
Volume: 2a
Page: 623
Note 3: free bmd - Latham Isabella 37 Marylebone 1a 380


England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index: 1837-1915 about Isabella Latham
Name: Isabella Latham
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1852
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1889
Age at Death: 37
Registration district: Marylebone
Inferred County: London
Volume: 1a
Page: 380
Note 4: departed 16 Dec 1980 after a 90 day voyage
LATHAM
Sarah (10)
Violet (8)
Charles (8)
Alfred (5)
Note 5: Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950 about Marie L Von Allworden
Name: Marie L Von Allworden
Spouse Name: Charles G Latham
Marriage Date: 1903
Marriage Place: New South Wales
Registration Place: Hay, New South Wales
Registration Year: 1903
Registration number: 3685
Note 6: Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922 about Arthur W Latham
Name: Arthur W Latham
Birth Date: 1908
Father's Name: Charles G Latham
Mother's name: Marie L
Birth Place: New South Wales
Registration Year: 1908
Registration Place: Hay, New South Wales
Registration number: 25151
Note 7: Ancestry - Thomas Latham Family Tree - No 1910, Subiaco, Perth
Note 8: Charles George LATHAM

Regimental number 6213
Religion Church of England
Occupation Farmer
Address Merriden, Western Australia
Marital status Married
Age at embarkation 33
Next of kin Wife, Mrs Marie Louise Latham, Bruce Rock, Western Australia
Enlistment date 14 March 1916
Rank on enlistment Private
Unit name 16th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/33/4
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 13 October 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll 16th Battalion
Fate Returned to Australia 1 June 1919
Note 9: Australia Death Index, 1787-1985 about Marie L Latham
Name: Marie L Latham
Death Place: Western Australia
Registration Year: 1946
Registration Place: Perth, Western Australia
Registration number: 1384

The West Australian (Perth) 9 July 1946
LATHAM-On July 5, 1946. at Perth, Marie Louisa, beloved wife of C. G. Latham,. of 63 Stanley-street, Nedlands, and fond mother of Arthur and Gordon. Privately Cremated on July 8, Canon W. Patrick officiating. Donald J. Chipper - and Son.
Note 10: Australia Death Index, 1787-1985 about Charles George Latham
Name: Charles George Latham
Death Place: Western Australia
Age: 86
Registration Year: 1968
Registration Place: Perth, Western Australia
Registration number: 2943/68
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1882
Personal Notes:
Latham became an orphan in early childhood when his parents Thomas Latham (a coast guard) and Isabella (née Isum) died before the age of 8. Latham moved to New South Wales in Australia with his siblings in 1890 and married Marie Louisa von Allwörden on 24 June 1903 at Hay in the same state.[1]

In 1910, Latham moved to Western Australia to take up 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) of land at East Kumminin (now Narembeen), 286 kilometers (178 mi) east of Perth. In his early farming days, he was unsuccessful, but was not deterred by the 1914 drought and owned 2,000 acres (8.1 km2) of land in 1921 when he entered parliament.[1]

In 1916 Latham enlisted in the entirely volunteer-run First Australian Imperial Force and was promoted to the rank of Corporal in January 1917. He was wounded in France in March 1918. Latham was promoted Sergeant in 1919 and was discharged in May of that year.[1]


AUSTRALIAN DICTIONARY OF BIOGRAPHY
Latham, Sir Charles George (1882–1968)

by Lenore Layman

Sir Charles George Latham (1882-1968), farmer and politician, was born on 26 January 1882 at Hythe, Kent, England, son of Thomas Latham, coastguard, and his wife Isabella, née Isum. Orphaned in childhood, he arrived in New South Wales with his siblings in 1890. On 24 June 1903 at Hay he married Marie Louisa von Allwörden.

After working at various rural jobs Latham moved to Western Australia in 1910, attracted by advertisements promising land to prospective farmers. He took up newly opened country at East Kumminin (from 1917 Narembeen) on the eastern wheat-belt, obtaining a homestead block and 1000 acres (405 ha) of conditional purchase land through the Industries Assistance Board with a maximum advance from the Agricultural Bank. He asserted in 1921 that 'a man who has made a good pioneer is a better man than he who has been more or less spoon fed'. A successful pioneer, he cleared salmon gum, gimlet and morrell by chopping and burning and battled the dry climate by carting water, learning by trial and error to avoid the salt.

The 'roos' which ate his first crops were shot and he erected fences against the advancing front of rabbits; he carted supplies 50 miles (80 km) from the railhead at Doodlakine and later carried wheat to the new railhead at Bruce Rock.

Superphosphate increased his very poor initial wheat yields and he survived the 1914 drought; he shared machinery and worked together with his neighbours. By 1921, when he entered parliament, Latham was a successful wheat-farmer with 2000 acres (809 ha) of land.

On 15 March 1916 Latham had enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force as a private in the 20th Battalion and embarked for active service in October. In December he became an acting corporal with the 4th Training Battalion. Promoted corporal in January 1917 he reached France with the 16th Battalion in October, and was wounded in action in March 1918. In September-October that year he was attached to the United States Army. Promoted sergeant in April 1919, he returned to Australia in July and was discharged next month.

Latham was a leader in the new rural community. He became a member of the Bruce Rock Road Board when the district was gazetted in 1913 and, in 1924, first chairman of the Narembeen Road Board. He was also foundation president of the local Farmers and Settlers' Association and in 1921 secured Country Party endorsement for the safe Legislative Assembly electorate of York. He won the election and held the seat until his resignation in 1942.

The parliamentary Country Party in the early 1920s was divided over party autonomy and identity in coalition. Following the 1923 split on this issue, Latham joined most of his colleagues in forming the Majority or Ministerial Country Party, in defiance of the party organization.

With his fellows he joined the new United Party in 1924 and did not rejoin the official Country Party until four years later. In 1930 he became its parliamentary leader. From the beginning he expressed farmers' interests and ideology, arguing for orderly marketing, closer settlement, improved rural services and the opening up of more agricultural land, including light land. Land 'lying idle' must, he said, be harnessed to 'the development of the State'.

In 1930 Latham led the Country Party into coalition with the Nationalists on strong terms. In 1930-33 he was deputy premier and minister for lands, immigration and health in the Mitchell ministry. During the Depression he fought for the reduction of farmers' debts but opposed the radicalism of the newly formed Wheat Growers' Union. Unsympathetic towards the protests of the unemployed, he wanted to turn fire-hoses on demonstrators.

From 1933, with the Country Party the larger of the non-Labor parties in the assembly, Latham was leader of the Opposition. In 1942 he resigned to fill a Senate vacancy but was defeated in the 1943 election.

He became deputy director of the Commonwealth Loans and National Savings Organization in Western Australia and in 1946 returned to State parliament as member for East (later Central) Province in the Legislative Council. He held the seat until he retired in 1960.

Latham had another spell in a coalition ministry in 1952-53 as minister for agriculture in the McLarty-Watts government and ended his parliamentary career as president of the Legislative Council (1958-60). He had been appointed K.C.M.G. in 1948.

Latham was an effective, dedicated party leader, politically astute, strong willed and persuasive. In his later career, as a respected dignitary and 'father figure', he organized the financing and purchase of West Perth premises for party headquarters, named Latham House. Predeceased by his wife, he died on 26 August 1968, survived by two sons, and was cremated. His estate was sworn for probate at $69,632.
Source References:
52. Type: Australia Birth Marriage Death Index 1787 - 1985 Record
- Reference = (Death)
- Notes: Australia Death Index, 1787-1985 about Charles George Latham
Name: Charles George Latham
Death Place: Western Australia
Age: 86
Registration Year: 1968
Registration Place: Perth, Western Australia
Registration number: 2943/68
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1882
- Reference = (Marriage)
- Notes: Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950 about Marie L Von Allworden
Name: Marie L Von Allworden
Spouse Name: Charles G Latham
Marriage Date: 1903
Marriage Place: New South Wales
Registration Place: Hay, New South Wales
Registration Year: 1903
Registration number: 3685
64. Type: Web Page, Abbr: AIF Project, Title: AIF Project, Auth: Australian Defence Forces http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au
- Reference = (Military Service)
- Notes: Charles George LATHAM

Regimental number 6213
Religion Church of England
Occupation Farmer
Address Merriden, Western Australia
Marital status Married
Age at embarkation 33
Next of kin Wife, Mrs Marie Louise Latham, Bruce Rock, Western Australia
Enlistment date 14 March 1916
Rank on enlistment Private
Unit name 16th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/33/4
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 13 October 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll 16th Battalion
Fate Returned to Australia 1 June 1919
69. Type: Vital Record, Abbr: England and Wales, Free BMD 1837-1915, Title: England and Wales, Free BMD 1837-1915, Publ: Ancestry.com, Locn: Ancestry.com
- Reference = (Birth)
- Notes: Latham Charles George Elham 2a 1052 1882