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"Henry Ross pictured standing in front of the Once "Central Service Ford Company" in Eupora, MS.

 The building was originally a Ford dealership

Central Service Ford and was operated first by my a man with the last name Ross  His son Joe Ross, ran it along with his father for several years until ’59 when he took sole possession of the business. Not too long after that, the Jameson family bought the dealership—although the Ross's retained ownership of the building—and kept it going until ’68. It bounced around between proprietors until Ford finally closed it down in the late ’80’s—like many small town dealers, it couldn’t match big city prices and inventories. In 2000 a small restaurant called "The Central Service Grill opened in the building".



James Marion Whitaker was born 16 Feb 1880 at West Point,  Clay Co., MS to John and Mira Christopher Whitaker.  He married 3 Sept 1909 to Virginia Ann "Jennie" Williams in Webster Co and lived there until his death on 25 Mar 1955.

photo submitted by Mary Davis


James Edward & Maggie DeLoria "Shaffer" Latham

submitted by William Latham Jr




Rosa Caroline  "Shaffer" Clegg,

she was my Gr., Gr., Grandfather's youngest sister

submitted by William Latham Jr


William A. Whitaker, 14 May 1844 to 5 Aug 1926 and Martha Dunaway Whitaker his wife, 8 Apr 1839 to 21 Jun 1922. 

 He was a farmer and raised a family 8 children.  They are buried at Old Cumberland Cemetery.

photo submitted by Mary Davis


Edward & Maggie DeLoria "Shaffer" Latham, and their children, From left to
right; James Edward Latham, Maggie DeLoria Shaffer, Mary Alice "Latham"
Allen, Beatrice Elizabeth "Latham" White, Lillie Mae "Latham" Hill, in the
back is James Eckford Latham, Summerfield Latham, and my father William Garner Latham Sr.

submitted by William Latham Jr


Virginia Ann "Jennie" Williams Whitaker, and some of her children, from left to right on the bottom row is Ira Levi Whitaker, the other children may have been of Louisana {Lou Ann} "Williams" Harris!
Louisana was a sister to Virginia and Mary Elizabeth "Williams" Shaffer, (my Great Grandmother). Louisana Lou Ann Williams married George N. Harris, and they moved to Forrest City,  Arkansas. Virginia "Jennie" Louisana {Lou Ann}, & Mary Elizabeth "Bettie" Williams were the daughter's of Ira Malcolm & Mary  Elizabeth "Stallings" Williams!   Can anyone tell me who the other woman, and children are in this photo?                                                                 
submitted by William Latham Jr


Here is a photo of the Latham Family Reunion made in the early 1950's, at Choctaw Lake, Ackerman, Miss. Some of the people in this photo were; James Edward & Maggie DeLoria "Shaffer" Latham, (my grandparent's), Lula "Williams" Worsham, (first cousin to my grandmother), William G. "Dub" Latham Sr., (my father), Henry Rufus White, Ruby Ola "Shaffer" White, (my grandmother's sister), Summer Field Latham, (my uncle),
Jewel Lucile "Thompson" Latham, (wife of Summer), John Russell Hill, (my
uncle), Lillie Mae "Latham" Hill (wife of John R. Hill), Esterlene "Harmon"
Latham, (wife of Wm. G. Latham Sr.), Mary Alice "Latham" Allen (my aunt),
Beatrice Elizabeth "Latham" White (my aunt), Joe Willie White (son of Henry
Rufus & Ruby Ola "Shaffer" White), and many more, that I'm not sure about!
Anyone know of some of the people in this photo, please contact me at
William Latham Jr                     William G. Latham Jr.



Wyatt General Latham was a younger brother of my Great  Grandfather; Alfred Garner Latham! He was born Dec. 2, 1848 in Choctaw Co.,
Miss. and died sometime after 1900 in Tomnolen, Webster Co., Miss.! Not sure where he was buried, he married Ruth J. Roark abt. 1869-1870 in Choctaw Co., Miss. Ruth was born Apr. 1852, and died May 25, 1906 in Webster Co., Miss. She was buried at the Eupora City Cemetery. Wyatt & Ruth had 10 children; Nancy Pauline, William Daniel {Dan}, Wyatt Stephen, Barney Franklin, Mary Emma, Lou Ella, Alma L., Corine Lee, Bert Monroe, and Norma Latham. William Daniel Latham married Rebecca Euphrasia Alice Tharp, and they were buried at Slate Springs, Miss.! Wyatt Stephen Latham married Ida Chrismond, and they were buried at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cem., Webster Co., Miss.! Barney Franklin Latham married Lucy Middleton, also buried at Mt. Zion Baptist Cem., Mary Emma Latham married Luther M. Oswalt, and they were buried at Odds Fellows Cem., in Starkville, Miss.! Corine Lee Latham was buried at North Union Cem., Bellefontaine, Miss. Bert Monroe Latham also married Lucy Middleton, and were buried at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cem., Lou Ella, Alma
L., and Norma Latham not sure where they were buried, but probably in
Webster Co., Miss.   
submitted by William Latham Jr