Topic: Ethel Louisa Macmillan (nee Latham) (1868-1942)

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Ethel Louisa Latham married Charles Macmillan who would later become Mayor and Member of Parliament for Tauranga. She was a painter. Ethel died in Tauranga on 22 July 1942 after falling off her bicycle.

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Ethel Louisa Latham was born in Kurnaul, India on 23 June 1868. She was the daughter of John Herbert Latham (M. A. Contab) and Rosina Harriet Latham (nee Young). John Herbert Latham was a Civil Engineer and Telford Medallist. He was also the author of "Latham of Wrought Iron Ridge" which was published on 4 January 1899. 

On 4 January 1899 (reg. 1899/509) Ethel married Charles Edward Duncan Angus Evan Ewan Macmillan who would later become Mayor and Member of Parliament for Tauranga. Ethel and Charles had three children together:

  1. Ethel Urania Macmillan (1900-1984). Born in Auckland in 1900. She died in Tauranga in 1984, her ashes buried in Tauranga Anglican Cemetery.
  2. Violet Adela Marie Macmillan (1902-1981). Born in Auckland in 1902. She died in Tauranga in 1981 and was buried in Tauranga Anglican Cemetery.
  3. Latham de la Barca Macmillan (1905-1983). Born in Waihi in 1905. He married Betty Marie Keenan in 1939. Latham died in Auckland in 1983 and was cremated at Manukau.

In c1925 Ethel painted this view of Mount Misery, the farm belonging to William Henry James Poole (1879-1961) in Pyes Pa. The painting is held by the Tauranga Heritage Museum:

Mount Misery by Ethel Macmillan (c1925)

Ethel died in Tauranga on 22 July 1942 after falling off her bicycle.



Ellen McCormack (personal communication, 2016)

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Ethel Louisa Macmillan (nee Latham) (1868-1942)

First Names:Ethel Louisa
Last Name:Latham
Date of Birth:23 June 1868
Place of Birth:Kurnaul
Country of birth:India
Date of death:22 July 1942
Place of death:Tauranga, New Zealand
Place of burial:Tauranga Anglican Cemetery
Spouses name:Carl Edward Duncan Angus Evan Ewan Macmillan
Spouses date of birth:21 December 1872
Spouses place of birth:St Croix, West Indies
Spouses date of death:9 January 1941
Spouses place of death:Tauranga, New Zealand
Spouses place of burial:Tauranga Anglican Cemetery
Spouses nationality:New Zealand
Date of marriage:4 January 1899
Fathers name:John Herbert Latham
Fathers date of birth:30 July 1831
Fathers place of birth:Derby, Derbyshire, England
Fathers date of death:22 July 1910
Fathers place of death:Ngaruawahia, New Zealand
Mothers name:Rosina Harriet Young
Mothers date of birth:13 May 1839
Mothers place of birth:Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Mothers date of death:29 August 1898
Mothers place of death:Te Awamutu, New Zealand
Name of sibilings:Alice Maud Latham (1866-1867), Violet Helen Latham (1870-1920), Robert Latham (1877- ), and Charles Herbert Latham
Name of the children:Ethel Urania Macmillan (1900-1984), Violet Adela Marie Macmillan (1902-1981), and Latham de la Barca Macmillan (1905-1983)