Mary Ann Latter

April 1848–25 April 1940
Barcombe, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Latter was born in April 1848, in Barcombe, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom, her father, Henry Latter, was 24 and her mother, Ruth Parsons, was 21. She married Benjamin Button on 27 June 1875, in Deptford St Paul, Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Hackney, London, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Lambeth, London, England, United Kingdom in 1911. She was buried in Erith, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Button
Mary Ann Latter
Marriage: 27 June 1875
Florence May Button
Alfred Benjaman Button

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 June 1875Deptford St Paul, Kent, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1852 · First Public Lavatory Erected 
    Age 4
    George Jenning was the person that invented and gave us the public lavatory. It cost people a penny to use. 
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 6
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    1877 · Trial of Detectives
    Age 29
    The Trial of Detective, also known as the Turf Fraud Scandal, was a scandal involving 3 senior Scotland Yard detectives. It was a scam involving bets made on horse races. 

    Name Meaning

    1 English: occupational name for a worker in wood or a nickname for a thin person, from an agent derivative of Middle English latt ‘thin narrow strip of wood’, ‘lath’ (Old English lætt).2 Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): occupational name for a cobbler, tinker, or the like, from an agent derivative of Yiddish laten ‘to patch’, ‘to repair’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (10)

    • Mary Ann Button in household of Benjamin Button, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
    • Mary Ann Button in household of Benjamin Button, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
    • Mary Ann Latter in household of Jane Weller, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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