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Jarvis Andrew Lattin
Jarvis Andrew Lattin (1853-1941) sold fruits and vegetables on the Long Island Railroad. He was a sod-buster and gold prospector in the Black Hills of North Dakota starting around 1875. By 1885 he was living in Holt County, Nebraska. He was deputy sheriff for Glen Cove, New York in 1898 and he started the Jarvis Lattin Company, making pickles and sauerkraut, by 1906. He lived in Santa Barbara on the Isle of Pines, Cuba from 1909 to 1924. He then moved to Lake Helen, Florida where he died in 1941.
Jarvis Andrew Lattin


A description of his farm in Cuba: "I began planting in October of last year, and planted something almost continuously up to the middle of April. I had a yield of about 200 bushels of Irish potatoes per acre from planting, and sold them on the ground at four to five cents per pound, amounting to $2.50 per bushel. I grew all kinds of vegetables, including strawberries, watermelon, muskmelon, etc. I also grew sorghum cane, kaffa corn and broom corn. I also planted a grapefruit grove and a pineapple garden and they are doing fine."

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"Jarvis Andrew Lattin was born 29 May 1853 in Farmingdale, Queens County, New York. He married Mary Jane Puckett 15 October 1874 in Jasper Township of Carroll County, Iowa."
"My father was born in Farmingdale on May 29th, 1853. As a young man of 20 years he worked for a short time on the Long Island Railroad selling foodstuffs on the train. He was the youngest of eleven children and had a roaming disposition and left home to see the world. He got as far as Lake City, Iowa and a short time later met his future wife to be, a Mary Jane Puckett, who was a young school teacher at the time. After about six months, [on October 15, 1874] they were married and lived in Iowa for about one year when my oldest sister was born. Then they came back to Long Island for about three or four years where my next older sister and I were born. But my dad still had that longing for the Old West where things were rugged, so he left again and settled in Nebraska near the Niobrara River, which was 20 miles from the nearest town called Atkinson. This was a very lonely place. …"
"Mr. Jarvis A. Lattin, 87-year-old Lake Helen resident, died in his home there at 5 o'clock Friday morning, having been in poor health for several years. Born May 29, 1853 in Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, where he spent most of his life as a pickle manufacturer, he retired and moved to West Volusia County 15 years ago."
Death of his second wife: "Word has been received from Lake Helen, Florida, that Mrs. Agnes Dimock 76, formerly of Palmer, died Friday night at the Deland hospital after a short illness."
Jarvis Lattin who was arrested yesterday on a charge of assault against his wife in their Lake Helen home Monday afternoon will not be tried until his health has improved considerably, Deputy J. R. Shadburn said tonight. Lattin was removed from the county jail this afternoon to the DeLand Memorial Hospital on recommendation of his physician, Dr. Hugh West. The 84-year-old retired banker [sic] is reported to be suffering from acute alcoholism."
J. A. Lattin, from the Isle of Pines, recently arrived in Tampa on the Narwhal. Mr. Lattin is a pioneer settler of the Isle of Pines, and is a big property owner there, being a major shipper of citrus fruit. He has made his residence in Santa Barbara."
"Farm of 40 acres, 15 acres in grapefruit, 7 years old; 20 acres good vegetable soil, large 2-story house cost $3,000; large barn and packing house. Team of horses, 2 wagons, mower, rake and disk and all implements and 40 head of hogs, 40 chickens, 10 geese. Tropical shade trees. One mile from town. Price $8,000. No frost. Temperature, 60 to 96. J. A. Lattin, Santabarbara, Isle of Pines."
Death of his son-in-law: "Pilkington is survived by his widow formerly Miss Alice Lattin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jarvis Lattin, of Isle of Pines, Cuba, and formerly of Farmingdale."
"Town Clerk J. L. Long, Justice Walter Franklin and Justice William M. Simonson are a committee appointed at the last meeting of the Town Board to examine the bill of Deputy Sheriff Jarvis A. Lattin of Farmingdale, and cut out all items that appear to them to be illegal. Upon the report of the committee will depend the amount allowed upon the bill, which all the members of the Board agreed is excessive. … It is said that in vagrancy cases, he, being the complainant, put in a claim for notifying himself. His bill, if audited at all, will be much reduced.
"One of the greatest curiosities in the form of public documents at the town clerk's office, Oyster Bay, is the bill of Jarvis A. Lattin, a deputy sheriff of Farmingdale. The bill is for less than five months services and amounts to $568."
The death of his father: "Henry Lattin, one of Farmingdale's oldest residents, died on Wednesday at the home of his son, Jarvis A. Lattin. Mr. Lattin met with an accident some three weeks ago which caused his death."
"Mr. Jarvis Lattin, who recently went to Nebraska to try and dispose of his farm there, has been unfortunate in losing his dwelling by fire."

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