Born: March 24, 1839, Haw Patch (near Eden), Indiana.
Died: December 21, 1915, Guttenberg, Iowa.
Buried: Guttenberg Cemetery, Guttenberg, Iowa.
Boyhood friend of William A. Ogden, Latta taught for a time in the public schools of Colesburg, Iowa.
He wrote over 1,600 songs and hymns in his lifetime. His works include:
Come unto Me and Rest