Maria Louise, daughter of Francis H. and Rebecca (Runkle) Latimer, came to Kansas from Indiana with her parents and siblings in 1864. They settled on a farm north of Holton.
She was married to George C. Bateman and they made their home in Jackson County. There were no children born to this marriage. Sadly, her life was cut short at the young age of forty and burial was in the Holton Cemetery.