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John Leon LATTA
Wanda Hazel DECKER
Husband:  John Leon "Johnnie" LATTA
Birth:  23 Feb 1915, AR
Death:  19 Nov 1950
Disposition:  buried Mountain View Memorial Park, Boulder, Boulder Co., CO
Occupation:  meat cutter for retail grocery
Military Service :  World War II:  GM3, US Naval Reserve
Father:  Louis Marvin LATTA
Mother:  Maude May RHEW
Marriage:  9 Jun 1937, Cherokee, Alfalfa Co., OK
Wife:  Wanda Hazel DECKER
Birth:  11 Feb 1914, TX
Death:  5 Mar 1994, Riverside Co., CA
Disposition:  buried Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside Co., CA
Occupation:  homemaker
Military Service:  TSgt, US Army Air Corps
Father:  Frank Jay DECKER
Mother:  Cora Ethel TACKETT
Child born in Cherokee, Alfalfa Co., OK:
1.  [Living] LATTA, b. May 1939
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas

Sources:

1.  Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995 (online at FamilySearch.org [LDS]):

2.  1920 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Johnnie LATTA (æ 4y 11mm, b. AR) is living in Harrison Twp., White Co., AR, with his widowed father (q.v.).  Wanda DECKER (æ 5, b. TX) is living in Springer Village, Colfax Co., NM, with her DECKER children and her parents, et al. (q.v.).

3.  1930 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  John L. LATTA (æ 15, b. AR) is living in Winfield, Cowley Co., KS (p. 211A), with his brother Virgil L. LATTA (æ 21, b. AR) and his family.  Wanda DECKER (æ 16, b. TX) is living in Lacey Twp., Kingfisher Co., OK, with her mother and stepfather (q.v.).

4.  1940 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 66):  407 South Kansas [Ave.], Cherokee City (Ward 3), Lincoln Twp., Alfalfa Co., OK, Roll T627_274, p. 47A, SN 1A, SD 8, ED 2-9, enumerated 4 Apr 1940, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1940 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1940:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean.
LOC HOUSEHOLD NAME RELATION   PERSONAL EDUCATION   BIRTHPLACE   CIT RESIDENCE in 1935   EMPLOYMENT STATUS FS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25   26 27 28 29 30   31 32 33 34
* 407 21 R 18 N Latta Leon Head M W 26 M N H-4 Arkansas   Same Place Alfal   N Y - - - - 65   Meat Cutter retail grocery store PW 52 1300 N  
          _____ Wanda Wife F W 25 M N H-4 Texas   R Kingfisher Oklahoma Y N N N N H     Nurse private PW 16 200 N  
          _____ [Living] Dau F W ** S N 0 Oklahoma                                      
*South Kansas [Ave]
**unreadable, but index says 11/12.
5.  CADI:  California Death Index, 1940-1997 (online at RootsWeb.com):
Last
Name
First
Name
Middle Birth Date Mother
Maiden
Father
Last
Sex Birth
Place
Death Place
(County)
Death Date SSN
Latta Wanda Hazel 11 Feb 1914 Tackett Decker F TX Riverside 5 Mar 1994 440-22-7158

6.  SSDI:  Social Security Death Index (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

7.  Find-a-Grave: Entries (online at findagrave.com):
Name John Leon Latta Wanda Hazel Latta
Birth 23 Feb 1915 11 Feb 1914
Death 19 Nov 1950 5 Mar 1994
Note   TSGT, US ARMY AIR CORPS
Burial Mountain View Memorial Park
Boulder, Boulder Co., CO
Riverside National Cemetery
Riverside, Riverside Co., CA
Inscription [cross]
JOHN LEON LATTA
OKLAHOMA
GM3 USNR
WORLD WAR II
FEB 23 1915  NOV 19 1950
WANDA HAZEL
FEB 11 1914 MAR 6 1994
WIFE OF
GM3 JOHN LEON LATTA
USN
Memorial # 119017793 904767

8.  Interview of relative.

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