Lathan, Toinetta “Toy” Wise

Latham, Toinetta Wise 1899, crop1000

Toinetta “Toy” Wise Lathan, c.1899.

Class of 1899
Commencement essay: “Will the Twentieth Century Change the Position of the Woman in the Home?”

Birth: July 31, 1881
Death: October 24, 1964

John Brown Lathan (1847-1922)
Mary Elizabeth Wise Lathan (1855-1927)

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery
Little Mountain, Newberry County, South Carolina, USA

Source:, # 50427631


The State and Columbia Record (Columbia, SC) July 28, 1951, p. 8

Miss Toy Lathan Given War Bond For Long Service

Miss Toy Lathan was presented a War Savings Bond today in appreciation of over 33 years of service at the post office. The presentation was made by Assistant Postmaster G. S. Kester

Miss Lathan has served at the postal savings window since beginning her work at the post office. She will make her home at 2203 Gadsden street.


The State and Columbia Record (Columbia, SC) October 26, 1964, p. 2

Miss Lathan’s Rites Are Conducted Here

Funeral services for Miss Toy Lathan were held today at the graveside in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery. The Rev. J. Kenneth Webb and the Rev. Garth Hill officiated.

Miss Lathan, 83, died at 8 p.m. Saturday at Lowman Home, White Rock, after a lengthy illness.

She was for many years a resident of Columbia, but in recent years had been at the Lowman Home. She was retired from the Columbia Post office, where she was with the postal saving department.

Miss Lathan was born in Little Mountain, daughter of the late J. B. and Elizabeth Wise Lathan. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. H. G. Vandiviere of Canton, Ga.; and the following nieces and nephews, Mrs. M. B. Thomas of Columbia, Lathan Craig of Savannah Ga., Mrs. J. C. McLane, Marietta, Ga., Mrs. Tom Bridges, Rock Hill, C. F. Lathan Jr., Sumter, and Mac Calhoun of Greenville..

The family will be at the home of Mrs. M. B. Thomas, 2502 Burney Dr.