Charles Patterson

Son of George Patterson and Ann Marigold Patterson

Charles was born in 1814 in Quebec, and died April 22, 1894. He died of cancer which he had endured for about one year. He is buried in Auld Kirk Cemetery, near Almonte, Lanark County, Ontario.

George and Ann Marigold Patterson's son Charles married Janet Lockhead (or Lockheed or Lochead) at Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Perth, on August 1, 1837. On this same date, Janet's sister Martha Lockhead was married to David Rowat in the same church. Janet was also known as Jane, and she was born December 12, 1815. In the 1861 Census of Residents in the Town of Perth, Lanark County, Ontario, Charles and Jane are shown as living in the Center Ward, ages 45 and 41, members of the Church of Scotland and his occupation is that of cordwainer (shoemaker). Their children are shown as George, 22, laborer; Delbert, 13, laborer; Martha, 11, at school; Charles, Jr., 8, at school; and Robert, age 6.

Bathurst Courier Friday, August 4, 1837, Page 3: Married, on the 1st instant by the Reverend T. C. Wilson, Mr. Charles Patterson to Miss Jane Lochead, both of Perth.

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Obituary of Charles Patterson

Perth Courier, April 27, 1894

Death of Mr. Charles Patterson--The Carleton Place papers contain notices of the death of Mr. Charles Patterson, once of this town, late of Carleton Place, at the age of 79 years. The deceased was born in Perth, his father being a Scotchman, his mother English, and was a brother of our townsman, Mr. James Patterson, bailiff. Some years ago he removed to Carleton Place, residing with his son William, and although of singularly robust constitution and general good health, was last year attacked by cancer in the cheek, which finally carried him off. He was one of the best known characters in Perth, and was preeminent both in linguistic attack and repartee. He leaves a wife and six sons and two daughters. The sons are George and Charles at St. Catharines, William at Carleton Place, Albert and Richard in Cleveland, and Robert in Calgary. The daughters are Mrs. Robert Cavanagh and Mrs. Francis in Wisconsin.

Obituary of Jane Lochead Patterson

Perth Courier, February 20, 1903, Page 5: Died, At Carleton Place, February 15, Jane Lochead, wife of the late Charles Patterson, aged 88 years.

Perth Courier, February 20, 1903, Page 1: Mrs. Patterson (Jane Lochead), relict of Charles Patterson, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. Cavanagh, last Sunday in her 88th year. Death came in Nature's beautifully calm and placid manner--as a tree dies--a slow and invisible decay. Mrs. Patterson was born in Glasgow, and sailed as a child with her family, who settled in Dalhousie. After her marriage, 65 years ago, she lived in Perth for 35 years and for the last thirty in Carleton Place. Mrs. Patterson always lived a quiet retired life; and for many years enjoyed the serenity of old age within the warm wings of her daughter's home. The children living are Mrs. Cavanagh, William and Charles here, George in New York, Albert in Cleveland, Richard in the Philippines, Mrs. Clarence in Albany, the State of Wisconsin. (transcribers note: Liza Patterson had married George Francis; it should have read Mrs.Francis in Albany, the State of Wisconsin). Robert died in Calgary in 1895. The funeral took place on Tuesday to the 8th line cemetery in Ramsay and was very largely attended. Service was conducted at the house by the Rev. Mr. Elliot. The pall bearers were Messrs. Geo. Warren, William Simpson, William and Charles Patterson, Lachlin McCallum and William Pattie--Carleton Place Central Canadian.

From the Carleton Place Herald, February 17, 1903

Mrs. Charles Patterson , who had attained the ripe old age of 88 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. Cavanaugh, on Sunday evening last. The deceased lady, whose maiden name was Jane Lochead, was born in Scotland and came to this country when quite young. She married Charles Patterson, who predeceased her by five years, and their union was blessed by a family of eight -- six sons and two daughters all of whom are living except Robert, the youngest. The sons are: George, New York; William, Carleton Place; Albert, Cleveland; Richard in the Philippines; and Charles, Carleton Place. The daughters are Mrs. George Francis, Albany, Wisconsin; and Mrs. R. Cavanaugh, Carleton Place. The deceased lady was a granddaughter of the late Col. McLeod, of the 42nd Highland Regiment, who fought in the War of Independence. She came with her parents to this country when quite young, settling in Dalhousie Township. After her marriage she lived in Perth for nearly 40 years, and from there came to Carleton Place where she has since resided. Mrs. Patterson enjoyed good health and was about the house on Friday last. On Sunday evening, the summons came, and the spirit took its flight. The funeral will take place this afternoon to the 8th Line Cemetery.

In the 1901 census Janet Lochead is living with her daughter Martha (Mrs. Robert) Cavanagh in Carleton Place. She shows her birth date as Dec. 12, 1815.

Charles Patterson and his wife Jane Lochead are buried at Auld Kirk Cemetery near Almonte. The four sided monument is inscribed as follows: Side 1: Charles Patterson died April 22, 1894 Aged 80 years. His wife Jane Lochead Feb. 15, 1903 Aged 88 years. Side 2: Joseph Wilson died Oct. 22, 1887 Aged 44 years. His wife Martha M. Patterson 1849-1922. Side 3: Robert Cavanagh 1835-1921 his wife Martha M. Patterson Wilson 1849-1922. Side 4: William Wilson M.D. died July 4, 1887 Aged 82 years. His wife Janet McLaren Jan. 8, 1892 Aged 79 years.


Charles and Jane Lochead Patterson had the following children:

George Ephraim Patterson

Son of Charles Patterson and Jane Lochead Patterson

Patterson Corbin Car

Niagara Falls Park & River Ry. observation type car built by Patterson & Corbin

From the Andrew Merrilees Collection / National Archives of Canada / B-012034

George Ephraim Patterson was born September 16, 1838 in Perth, Lanark, Ontario. In a newspaper article in the Albany, Green County, Wisconsin in 1910, George Patterson, brother of Liza Patterson Francis, is shown visiting her from Philadelphia, where he was a manufacturer. In an article written by Andrew Merrilees in 1963 and reproduced on a web site concerning the Railway Rolling Stock Industry in Canada, Mr. Merrilees details the early professional life of George Patterson. The firm of Patterson & Corbin, at St. Catharines, Ontario, was "one of the earliest and most prolific of the electric street car builders in Canada. During their period in the field, ranging over ten years from 1887 to 1897, their products were shipped to such far away points as Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and Victoria, B.C. The firm were carriage builders in St. Catharines as early as 1865 and probably prior, and the partners were George E. Patterson and William W.V. Corbin. the plant location was 6 Queenston Street, on the south side, between Geneva and Calvin Streets. In 1874, Mr. William Corbin was in partnership with George Wales as Wales & Corbin, carriage builders at 10 Court Street, St. Catharines. George E. Patterson was at this period in business for himself, in the same field, in the same city. By 1887 Mr. Corbin was also in business for himself, and it was shortly after that date that the partnership appears to have been established between Patterson & Corbin. This firm built some of the horse cars of the St. Catharines Street Railway, and also built the bodies for the first experimental Van Depoele system electric cars in St. Catharines, which was a city in which some of the earliest electric railway developments in Canada took place."

George Patterson was married in St. George's Parish Church, St. Catharines Ontario--Feb. 19, 1863 (note: this date may have been Feb. 11.) George Ephraim Patterson, Town of Perth, County of Lanark, and Alice (Allie) Ann Harris, St. Catharines; witnesses: James Harris, Maria Souter, John Wright, James Harris; by Thomas T. Robarts. Allie Ann Harris was born Oct. 22, 1844 in St. Catharines, daughter of James Harris and Mary A. Wright. James Harris died March 4, 1893 at the age of 83 years. His wife, Mary A. Wright died July 1, 1886 at the age of 72 years. Allie died January 13, 1911 and George Patterson remarried Mary Isabell Carnochan, who died in 1924. George Patterson died June 12, 1927. George Ephraim and Allie are buried in Victoria Lawn Cemetery in St. Catharines.

In the 1871 Census of Ontario, George is living in St. Catharines, aged 32, American Presbyterian, and is a Carriage Maker residing in Division 3, shown on page 75. His wife Allie A. is 26, born in Ontario, origin Irish. Their children are Alfred, aged 7, Edward, aged 5 and Gertrude, aged 3.

In the 1881 census, George and Allean are living in St. Catharines. George's birth year has been recorded as 1835, and his age is given as 46. His occupation is given as wagon maker. Allean was born 1845, and is aged 36. The children are Alfred, a painter aged 17; Edward, a clerk aged 15; Maude, aged 9; Mary, aged 7; and Mildred, aged 1.

On March 20, 1891,the Perth Courier published a small article as follows: "St. Catharines passed a bylaw on Monday last week lending $9000 to Messrs. Patterson and Corbin to start a streetcar factory. Mr. Patterson is an old Perth boy and a nephew of Mr. James Patterson." In the 1891 Census of Ontario, George Patterson is shown as living in St. Paul's Ward in St. Catharines. His listing on page 6 was taken on April 8. George is 53 years old, born in Ontario, his father and mother are recorded as having been born in Scotland. He is Presbyterian and his occupation is Street Car Builder, he employed 20 people. His wife is Ellie, 46, born in Ontario. Her father is shown as having been born in England, her mother in Ontario, she is also Presbyterian. Their daughters are shown as Maud, 19, Mary, 16, and Mildred, 12. Charles Patterson, brother of George, is living with him. He is 35 years old, born in Ontario, his parents born in Scotland. His occupation is Street Car Builder.

By 1900 George Patterson had relocated to New York. The street car business had apparently gone bankrupt. On the census taken in June of 1900, George Patterson is shown as being born in September of 1837, married 38 years, foreman. His wife, Allie, was born in October, 1846, aged 58, mother of nine children. Mildred Patterson is living with them, born September, 1879, aged 20, single. Dorothy Shaw, granddaughter born January 1899, age 1, born New Jersey, parents Canadian, is also living with the family. Alfred Patterson also lives with the family, age 37.

By 1910, George E. and his wife Alice were living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with their daughter's family. George was aged 71, and his wife was 66. George was a foreman in Wagon Works at the time. The couple were living with Franklin Wismer and his wife Maud Patterson Wismer, and their daughter Dorothea, aged 7. Franklin Wismer's occupation was a woodworker with Auto Trucks.

In 1920, George Patterson was married, aged 81, boarding with George and Johanna Wrightman in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is also boarding with his wife, Mary B. Patterson, aged 72, a Canadian who was born in Scotland. George was working as a foreman in an auto factory at the time of the census.

The children of Alice Ann Harris and George Ephraim Patterson were:

Alfred James Patterson was born Nov. 14, 1863 in St. Catharines. He was married at the age of 25 to Mary Boyer, born in Quebec and a resident of Toronto, on June 12, 1888 in Toronto, York County. Mary was the daughter of John Baptist Boyer and she was of the Catholic religion. Alfred was Presbyterian and his occupation was carriage maker. Alfred and his family was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the time of the census of June, 1900. Alfred was a carriage builder, aged 37. His wife Marie R. was aged 31, born May, 1868. She was born in Canada and both her parents were born in France. Their daughter, Gertrude M. was aged 11, born in Canada in May, 1889. Also staying with the family at the time was Alfred's mother, Ella, aged 54. Alfred Patterson later moved to Pasadena, California.

Gertrude Ida Patterson, born June 4, 1864. She died April 20, 1876 and is buried in Victoria Lawn Cemetery in St. Catharines.

Edward George Patterson, born March 26, 1866 in St. Catharines and eventually moved to Peterborough, Ontario. He married on January 5, 1887 at St. Catharines at age 21 Eliza Jane Dillon, aged 19, daughter of James and Ann Dillon. Edward's occupation was grocer. He was Presbyterian and Eliza was Methodist in religion. In the 1901 census, he is living in Peterborough Town. Edward G. Patterson, born March 26, 1866, aged 35; Eliza Patterson, born August 1868, aged 32; James Patterson, born September 10, 1890, aged 11; Frank Patterson, born July 7, 1893, aged 8; Mabel Patterson, born June 4, 1895, aged 6; Gladdes Patterson, born December 22, 1898, aged 3; Harold Patterson, born January 4, 1900, aged 1.

In the Little Lake Cemetery, Section C, Peterborough, North Monaghan Township, Peterborough County: Frank E. Patterson, July 7, 1892 to Feb. 11, 1946, and wife Wilhelmina J. November 27, 1900 to May 8, 1972. Also a child is buried there, son of Edward and Eliza Patterson who died Jan 15, 1894 aged 6 years.

Maud Patterson was born Dec. 31, 1871. She spent her summers in Albany, Green County, Wisconsin with her aunt and uncle, George and Liza Patterson Francis. There she met and married Frank Wismer and the couple eventually settled in Albany, Wisconsin. In the U. S. census of 1910, Frank Wismer is age 43 and Maud is age 37. Frank is a woodworker by trade and works in Auto Trucks. Their daughter Dorothea is 7 years old, born in Wisconsin. They are living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with Maud's parents, George and Allie Patterson. At the time of the census of 1920, the Wismers are still in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Frank is a body builder of automobiles. Frank Wismer is a Canadian, aged 51; his wife Maud is a Canadian, aged 46; their daughter Dorothea is aged 16, born in Wisconsin.

Mary Patterson, born Sept. 10,. 1874. Mary Shaw died January 6, 1899 and is buried with her parents at Victoria Lawn Cemetery, St.Catharines. She was the daughter of George and Allie Patterson. She died leaving a daughter Dorothy Shaw. In 1900, the U.S. census shows that Dorothy was living with her grandparents in New York City. She was born in New Jersey in January, 1899.

John Charles Patterson, The record at Victoria Lawn Cemetery shows a stillborn child of George and Alice Patterson who died on January 8, 1877. Information obtained from a granddaughter of George and Alice Patterson confirms that John Charles Patterson died January 8, 1877.

Mildred Patterson, born Sept. 6, 1879 and married Henry M. Ritchscer. At the time of the census of 1900, Henry M. Ritscher was living in New York, New York, working as a saloon keeper, with a male partner living in his household. He was born June, 1868, and was aged 31. Henry was born in New Jersey; both his parents were also of New Jersey. In 1910, the census reveals that Henry Ritscher and his family lived in Manhattan, New York. Henry's parents are of German descent; he is a liquor merchant, aged 42, and married for 6 years. Mildred Ritscher, his wife was aged 30; the mother of 2 children. Henry and Mildred's daughters were Ruth Ritscher, aged 4, and Evelyn Ritscher, aged 1. Also living with the family was a servant aged 18. In 1920, the family was living in Essex, New Jersey. No occupation was given for Henry Ritscher, his age was given as 52. His wife, Mildred was aged 40. Their daughters Ruth and Evelyn were aged 14 and 12 respectively. The Ritscher family eventually moved to Pasadena, California.

John E. Patterson, was a twin to William Edgeworth Patterson. He died died Feb. 4, 1887 and is buried at Victoria Lawn Cemetery, St. Catharines.

William Edgeworth Patterson, was a twin to John E. Patterson. He died January 1, 1887 and is buried in Victoria Lawn Cemetery, St. Catharines.

The transcript below is taken from the book Prominent Men of Canada: A Collection of Persons Distinguished in Professional and Political Life, and in the Commerce and Industry of Canada. It was published by G. Mercer Adam in Toronto by the Canadian Biographical Publishing Company in 1892, pages 183 and 184. The only discrepancy may be that his father, Charles, was not a native of Quebec. He was born in Lanark County, Ontario.

George E. Patterson, St. Catharines, Ontario

George Ephraim Patterson, of the firm Patterson & Corbin, electric and horse car builders, St. Catharines, was born in the town of Perth, Lanark County, Ontario September 16, 1838. His parents were Charles and Jane Patterson. The former was a native of Quebec and the latter, whose maiden name was Lougheed, was born at The Shaws, near Glasgow, Scotland. Charles Patterson, who was a boot and shoe manufacturer, moved to Perth early in the "thirties" and while there met and married Miss Lougheed. The result of this union was a family of eight children--six sons and two daughters--of whom the subject of our sketch is the eldest. George E. Patterson attended the public schools in his native place until he was about eighteen years of age, when he apprenticed himself to a carriage-maker, completing his apprenticeship in St. Catharines, whither he removed in 1857 and where he has since resided. In 1874, he entered into partnership with William Corbin under the name and style of Patterson & Corbin, carriage-makers, and the connection thus established still remains unbroken. The firm continued in the same line of business until 1890, when the carriage-making was abandoned and the firm took up a new industry, that of car building, which they have since successfully carried on. Their house was the first to build electric cars in Canada, and, so far, the only ones turned out in the Dominion have been from the firm's works. The market is steadily growing for this enterprising branch of manufacture, and already the firm has made large shipments of cars as far west as Vancouver, B.C., and there is every prospect that the industry will in the near future develop into one of the most important in the country. In business circles, Mr. Patterson has the well-earned reputation of being a thoroughly upright and honest man, and he possesses the confidence of all with whom he has dealings. In public matters he also stands well among his fellow citizens. He was elected to the city council in 1879, and, with the exception of a retirement of one year, he sat continuously as alderman until the close of 1888. In educational affairs he takes an especial interest, and for the past fifteen years has been a member of the school board, in which capacity he is a hard worker and does excellent service. His military record, though not extensive, is such as to stamp him a loyal and patriotic citizen. In 1860, the year of the Prince of Wales' visit to Canada, he joined the St. Catharines artillery (an independent company) under the late Henry Mittleberger, the corps being afterwards officially recognized at the time of the Trent affair, when its services were placed at the disposal of the government. Again in 1866, the year of the Fenian raids, the company was at Fort Erie attached to the royal artillery, and subsequently it was merged into the Welland field battery. Of late years, Mr. Patterson's business has, however, prevented his giving attention to military affairs. In matters designed to benefit the city, he has always lent a cheerful aid, and in this connection it may be stated that he was an active promoter of the electric street railway and of the Niagara central; in both enterprises he was a stockholder. In the sphere of benevolent societies he is well-known, being a member of the Masonic fraternity, the Independent Order of Oddfellows, Ancient Order of United Workmen, the Canadian Order of Home Circles, and the Royal Arcanum. In politics he was for many years a member of the Reform party, but recently he has been at variance with his political friends on their trade policy, and has strongly supported protection to native industry as opposed to commercial union or unrestricted reciprocity. In religion, he is a Protestant, being a member of the First Presbyterian Church. In February, 1863, he married Allie Anne, daughter of James Harris, of St. Catharines. by this union he has had issue nine children--six sons and three daughters--of whom all but three sons are still living. Personally, Mr. Patterson is a man of the most genial disposition, affable, courteous and generous, and held in high esteem by all who have the pleasure of his acquaintance.

Obituary of George Ephraim Patterson - New York Times

New York Times, June 13, 1927

From St. Catharines, Ontario

Builder of First Electric Car Dies

(UP) George E. Patterson, 88, builder of the world's first electric street car, died today in Pasadena, California, a message received at St. Catharines today said. He established a carriage building business here in 1874 and later constructed horse cars, one of which was converted into an electric car and operated between St. Catharines and Thorold in 1887. Thirty years ago he went to Philadelphia, where he was engaged in the manufacture of electrical equipment until his retirement five years ago.

New York Times, June 18, 1927

To Honor Trolley Pioneer in Death

St. Catharines, Ontario, June 17 (UP) The body of George Patterson, builder of the first trolley car operated in America forty years ago, will be borne to Victoria Lawn Cemetery in an electric funeral car on Sunday, after it arrives from Pasadena, where he died. The Odd Fellows, of which order he had been a member for sixty-two years, will have charge of the arrangements. There will be a uniformed guard provided by the Patriarchs Militant of Niagara Falls, New York.

Obituary of George Patterson - St. Catharines, Ontario


Extraordinary Tribune Paid to Late George E. Patterson

Highly Honored by Odd Fellows

Annual Decoration Day Ceremony Follows the Funeral Obsequies

The citizens of St. Catharines yesterday in spite of the rainy weather turned out in large numbers to pay their final respects to George E. Patterson, a former fellow citizen, who has made his name famous as builder of the first electric street car in America. The cars ran on the local line built by the late Dr. Ollie between St. Catharines and Thorold.

While the funeral was in the nature of a public tribute to one who was esteemed and honored by those who knew him years ago, there was a double honor in that the Independent Oddfellows buried one of the oldest members of the Order in Canada. George Patterson joined Union Lodge, N. 16, of this city over 61 years ago and had remained affiliated with it ever since. He was also a member of St. George's Masonic Lodge of this city for many years.

Mr. Patterson had attended First Presbyterian Church for over a quarter of a century and it was fitting that the pastor, Rev. J. A. Pue-Gilchrist, should conduct the burial services.

The casket arrived from Pasadena, California early in the morning, and was taken to McIntyre's undertaking rooms where in the chapel many viewed for the last time the well known features. Mr. Patterson had been one of the St. Catharines men on active service during the Fenian Raid of 1866 and in recognition of this a large Union Jack covered the casket. There were also many beautiful flowers from relatives and from friends and from Union and Empire Lodges, I.O.O.F., and St. George's Lodge, A.F. & A. M.

Some old time associates of the deceased were present at the services conducted by the Rev. Pue-Gilchrist at McIntyre's and took a last look at the face of their friend. The services were short and simple. The casket was then carried out to the waiting funeral car of the Canadian National Electric Railways and placed in position, while the St. Catharines Concert Band, under Gerald Saul, solemnly played the Dead March in Saul. Twenty-four senior Past Grands, twelve from Empire and Union Lodges each, acted as escort. Owing to the weather, the Niagara Falls, N.Y. Patriarchs Militant, were not present.

Headed by the Concert Band, the procession moved off up St. Paul Street, to slow time, the Oddfellows on foot, and many autos following. Street cars were provided for the Oddfellows at Thorold Road.

At the Victoria Lawn Cemetery, the Concert Band again led the procession as the casket was conveyed to the Patterson plot. The band played "Nearer My God to Thee" and Noble Grand William Overholt of Union Lodge and Past Grand Allan Darragh, acting chaplain, of Empire Lodge, read the commitment services. Rev. Mr. Pue-Gilchrist conducted the religious services.

At the close, all the Oddfellows marched past the casket and placed their funeral badges of red and black and a sprig of evergreen, upon it. The red represented the Scarlet Degree, and the black the mourning for the dead brother.

The chief mourners were: E.G. Patterson, son of the deceased, and his three sons, from Peterboro. The honorary bearers were: Judge J. S. Campbell, J.D. Chaplain, M.P., E.C. Graves, M.P.P., Mayor Jacob Smith, Andrew Riddell and J. C. Haight, the latter representing the Canadian National Electric Railways. The active bearers were: Charles Chapman, F.W. Todd, N.J.M. Lockhart, representing the Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F., W.S. Duffin, P.D., D.G.M., P.G.George, E. Jones, and Frank E. Coy, who was a lifelong friend of Mr. Patterson.

Oldest Motorman

The funeral car yesterday was driven by the oldest motorman in the service of the N.S. and T., Mr. Neil O'Mara, who was a contemporary with Mr. Patterson, when he put into operation he first street car in this district. Mr. O'Mara is still a motorman, one of the most dependable in the company's service and has been continuously at work since the early eighties of the last century. He is employed now at the N.S. and T. in special service trips. He was placed in charge of the funeral car yesterday in tribute to the inventor and as an honor due his long service with the company.

George E Patterson, Victoria Lawn Cemetery

This monument marks the resting place of George E. Patterson, his wife Alice, Alice's parents, James and Mary A. Harris, and four of the children of George and Alice Patterson. The monument is in Section F at Victoria Lawn Cemetery, St. Catharines, Ontario.

The following article appeared in the Perth Courier June 17, 1927:

G. E. Patterson, Native of Perth, Dead in California

Builder of First Electric Car in Operation in the World

A St. Catharines Press dispatch of June 12 announces the death in Pasadena, California on that date of Mr. George E. Patterson, a native of Perth, son of the late Charles Patterson, and nephew of the late bailiff James Patterson. He was the builder of the first electric street car operated in the world. In 1847 he established a carriage building business in St. Catharines and later constructed street cars, the firm being known as Patterson and Corbin. It was one of his street cars, converted into an electric car, that was operated in 1887 between St. Catharines and Thorold. An upright motor was installed on the front platform of an ordinary horse car, the wheels of which were operated with a chain. Two overhead wires with four wheels traveling upon them conveyed electrical energy to the motor. He continued the manufacture of street cars in St. Catharines until thirty years ago when he went to Philadelphia to continue the manufacture of electric equipment. Five years ago he retired from active business at the age of 83. Since his retirement he visited Perth for several weeks a couple of years ago. He is survived by two sons, Alfred in Pasadena and Edward G., former manager of the General Electric Company at Peterboro; one daughter Mrs. Mildred Richards of New York and one sister Mrs. W. H. White of St. Catharines.


William Patterson

Son of Charles Patterson and Jane Lochead Patterson

William Patterson was born October 9, 1840 in Perth, Lanark County, Ontario and died December 18, 1908 in Carleton Place, Lanark County, Ontario. He married Mary Ann Pattie, born May 15, 1845 in Perth, Lanark County, Ontario and died March of 1934 or 1935. She was the daughter of David Pattie and Mary Cashon or Coshin. The marriage took place on February 9, 1866 in Lanark. In the 1871 census for Lanark County, Carleton Place, they are shown as follows: William age 30 and Mary Ann, age 25, children William A. age 3, Minney, age 1. Also in the household are Robert, age 13 and Charles, age 20. Despite the age discrepancy, these could be two of the children of Charles and Jane Patterson. William and Mary Ann are members of the Church of Scotland. William is shown as being the owner of a cabinet maker's shop. His fixed capital invested is $500 and his floating capital, employed is $100. He is shown as having 1 male and 1 female over 16 in his employ, possibly just himself and his wife. He was employed fully during the 12 months of the previous year and the aggregate amount of yearly wages was $500.

In the 1881 Census, William Patterson is 40 years old. His occupation is listed as Caretaker, Engineering and Houses. The family is of Scottish origin, born in Ontario, and Presbyterian. William's wife Mary Ann is 37. The children living with them are William, aged 13; Minnie Maud, aged 11; Charles, aged 8; Jane, aged 6; David, aged 4; and Joseph, aged 2.

In the 1901 Census, William Patterson is 60 years old, living in Carleton Place with his wife Mary A. Patterson, aged 57. The children living with them are William, aged 32, born April 16, 1868; Charles, aged 27, born August 16, 1873; David, aged 24, born August 14, 1876; and Joseph, aged 22, born November 14, 1878. In a 1905 reunion held in Perth, the list of attendees includes Wm. Patterson of Carleton Place.

Obituary of William Patterson

Perth Courier, December 28, 1908, page 4: Died, in Carleton Place, December 17th, William Patterson, a native of Perth, aged 68 years.

Perth Courier, December 25, 1908, page 2: Mr. William Patterson, of Carleton Place, died in that town on the 18th Dec., at the age of 68 years. Deceased was born in Perth, son of the late Charles Patterson, in earlier days one of the best known residents of this town. When a young man deceased started a furniture and undertaking business in Carleton Place, which he continued until his death, which was caused by blood poisoning following a broken ankle from a fall on the icy pavement. He leaves a wife, four sons and two daughters. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity and was an out-and-out Liberal. He was a nephew of the late Mr. James Patterson of this town and cousin of Mr. George Patterson, Deputy Attorney-General of Manitoba. The Pattersons were descended on the father's side from one of Wellington's Peninsular and Waterloo veterans, Private Patterson, a Scotch soldier in the 52nd Regiment. (Transcriber's note: George Patterson was in the 37th Regiment.) His wife was English and both lived in Perth, where they died.

Patterson & Son, Carleton Place

The sign on the building in Carleton Place still reads, Patterson & Son, Undertaker

From the Lanark Era, Wednesday December 23, 1908: Died, at Carleton Place, on Friday, 18th December, William Patterson, a native of Perth, aged 68. He had spent most of his life in Carleton Place. He married Mary Ann Pattie and to them were born six children: William, Charles, David, Joseph, and Mrs. William Simpson, and Mrs. Richard Woolley.

The children of William Patterson and Mary Ann Pattie were:

William Albert Patterson

He was born April 16, 1868 in Carleton Place, Lanark County, Ontario. At the age of 32, he lived with his parents, William and Mary Ann of Carleton Place, Ontario. William Albert Patterson died October 15, 1926.

Minnie Maud Patterson

Minnie was born April 19, 1870 in Carleton Place, Lanark County, Ontario. She married William Simpson, who was born October 31, 1862 at Aberdeen Scotland. According to the 1901 census, William Simpson had come to Canada in 1866 and he was a weaver by trade. Minnie and William were married February 19, 1888 at Lanark. Minnie and William had 4 sons; George was born Sept 4, 1891; Ralph was born April 10, 1894; Allen was born April 14, 1895; and Ross was born May 3, 1899.

On the 1911 Census, William Simpson is living in Victoria Ward, on Herriott Street. He is 49, born in Scotland and working for the railway. Minnie, his wife, is 41 years of age. Their children are: George, aged 18, born September of 1891; Ralph, aged 17, born April of 1894; Allan, aged 15, born September of 1895; Ross, aged 12, born in May of 1899; and Kenneth, aged 10, born in April of 1901.

Ralph Patterson Simpson was a veteran of World War 1. He joined the 42nd Regiment in Smith's Falls in March, 1915. His brother, Charles Ross Simpson was also a World War 1 veteran, and enlisted with the 207th Ottawa-Carleton Overseas Battalion in May, 1916. He gives his birth date as one year earlier than the date given for the 1901 census records. His birth date on attestation was given as May 3, 1898 (age 18) and he is a butcher by trade. Both men gave their religion as Presbyterian.

Ralph Patterson Simpson

Ralph Patterson Simpson

Charles Ross Simpson

Charles Ross Simpson

Photographs of Ralph Patterson Simpson and his brother Charles Ross Simpson are used with permission from General Store Publishing House, Renfrew, Ontario K7V 4A6. The images and the following paragraph about these two young men were obtained from the book, We are the Dead, by Larry Gray.

Ralph Patterson Simpson was wounded in France during World War 1 by a rifle bullet which hit his right thigh. His wound healed and he survived the rest of the war unscathed. He arrived home from the war in February, 1919, and lived the rest of his life in Carleton Place. Ralph died at the age of 36 on March 5, 1932. Military authorities attributed his death to his war wound. His brother, Charles Ross Simpson was seriously wounded near the Canal du Nord in September 1918, having suffered a gunshot wound to the armpit. The wound was also in his back and abdomen and caused paraplegia. Ross Simpson was found on the battlefield by his brother Ralph who carried him back to the 22nd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station. Pte. Simpson was then sent to the United Kingdom to recuperate and returned home to Canada. He died of kidney failure as a result of his injuries January 13, 1921 at age 21. He was buried in Maplewood Cemetery.

Charles Patterson

He was born August 14, 1872 and died June 11, 1932, in Carleton Place, Lanark County, Ontario. He married Ellen (Nellie) Jane McGee on April 11, 1903 in Almonte, Lanark County, Ontario. From the Carleton Place Herald, reprinted the Almonte Gazette April 21, 1903: Charles Patterson of Carleton Place and Nellie McGee of Darling were married by Rev. Orr Bennett at St. Andrew's manse on Saturday of last week.

From the Carleton Place Herald, June 3, 1902, "Charles Patterson is building a new house for himself on William Street, of large proportions." On the 1911 Census, Charles is a labourer living in Victoria Ward, on William Street. He is 38, having been born in August of 1872; his wife Nellie is 28, having been born in November of 1882. Their children are Mary, aged 7, born in June of 1903; John, aged 6, born September 12, 1904.

Charles and Nellie had a son named John Albert Patterson, who went by the name of Jack Patterson. Jack had a son named William Albert Patterson, who had a son named David W. Patterson. David's father William Albert, who is now deceased, had always dreamed of finding out all he could about the Patterson family history. It is David's intention to continue the search for his family history.

Jennie Patterson

She was born October 23, 1874 in Carleton Place, Lanark County, Ontario.Jennie was also known as Jane, and she married Richard Woolley. From the Lanark Era, Wednesday May 27, 1896: Married, at Carleton Place, On Wednesday last, Miss Jennie Patterson, daughter of William Patterson to Richard Woolley of Carleton Place.

On the 1901 Census for Carleton Place, Richard Woolley is born May 8, 1869 and is age 31. He was born in England and came to Canada in 1876. His wife, Jane L. is age 26. Two children are listed: Ethel V. aged 3, born June 12, 1897; and William C., aged ten months, born June 5, 1900.

On the 1911 Census for Smith's Falls, Richard Woolley is aged 42, Jennie, his wife is 36; Vira is 14, William is 11, and son Richard who was born in February, 1909, is 2 years of age.

David Pattie Patterson

He was born August 10, 1876 in Carleton Place, Lanark County, Ontario. The Perth Courier reported his birth on August 18, 1876 : Patterson - Birth, at Carleton Place, on the 10th of August, the wife of Mr. William Patterson, of a son. From the Lanark Era, Wednesday October 9, 1901: Married, at Almonte on Wednesday September 25, David Patterson to Miss Annie Darou, both of Carleton Place.

On the 1911 Census, David is living in Carleton Place in Victoria Ward on Charlotte Street. He is a cabinet maker. He is 34, born in August of 1876. His wife, Annie is 29, born in March of 1882. Their children are: Harold, aged 9, born in December of 1901; William, aged 5, born in August of 1905; James, aged 3, born in June of 1907; and Margaret, aged 3, born in October of 1909.

David Pattie Patterson died March 11, 1921.

Joseph William Patterson

Joseph W. Patterson was born in 1878 in Carleton Place, Lanark County, Ontario. From the Lanark Era, Wednesday, November 12, 1902: Married, at Ottawa, on October 29, 1902 Joseph Patterson, son of William Patterson of Carleton Place to Miss Ella Flegg, daughter of William Flegg of Ottawa. Ella May Flegg was the daughter of William and Ella Flegg. At the time of their marriage, Ella was 20 years of age. Joseph was aged 24 and working as a moulder.

From the Carleton Place Herald, Tuesday, November 4, 1902: Mr. Joseph Patterson, son of William Patterson of Carleton Place, was married at Ottawa last Wednesday evening to Miss Ella Flegg. The ceremony took place at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. William Flegg, in the presence of immediate friends. Rev. A. E. Mitchell officiated. After the ceremony the marriage supper was observed, and Mr. and Mrs. Patterson came to Carleton Place, where they have secured a house on William Street, where they will make their home. Both the young people are natives of the town and were remembered with a large lot of handsome gifts. The groom received a handsome dinner set from his comrades in the Findlay Foundry. The bride's present from her father was an elegant piano. The groom's gift to the bride was a sunburst of pearls. The young couple have the best wishes of many friends for their future welfare and happiness, in which felicitous expressions the Herald joins most heartily.

From the Carleton Place Herald October 6, 1903, Birth, at Carleton Place on October 4, 1903, the wife of Jos. W. Patterson of a daughter.

On the 1911 Census, Joseph is living in Victoria Ward, on William Street. He is 32 years old, born in November of 1878. He is an undertaker. His wife, Ella is 28, born September, 1882. Their children are: Ellen, aged 7, born in October, 1903; Gordon, aged 4, born in April of 1907; and Edith, aged 2, born in December of 1908.

Liza Patterson

Daughter of Charles Patterson and Jane Lochead Patterson

Liza Patterson was born in Perth, Ontario, Canada on November 18, 1842, and met George Francis when he went from Albany, Wisconsin to Lanark County to learn a trade. They married on July 13, 1860 in Perth and moved back to Albany, Wisconsin. At the time of their marriage, Eliza or Liza was aged 18 and George Francis, son of William and Frances Francis, was 22 years of age.

Albany, Wisconsin, Vindicator, July 14, 1910: Mr. and Mrs. George Francis celebrated their golden wedding yesterday. Over one hundred guests and relatives were present and needless to say all had an enjoyable time. They were the recipients of nice gifts, among them being $100 in gold from the children.

George Francis was born on May 25, 1838 in Newton, (Craven Arms) Shropshire, England, but later moved to Beguildy Parish, Radnorshire, Wales. He died April 26, 1925 in Albany, Green County, Wisconsin. He came to America in 1855 to Madison and then to Albany. In 1857 he went to Perth, Lanark County, Ontario where he learned the shoemaker's trade and where he met Liza Patterson, daughter of Charles and Janet Lochead Patterson. On the 1861 Census, George and Eliza are shown living in Perth, in the East Ward; their religion is Baptist, he is 23 and she is 19; his occupation is cordwainer (shoemaker) and they are living in a stone house. Eliza and George returned to Albany in 1861 with a child.

On the 1880 Census, George Francis is shown as a 41 year old boot and shoe maker, born in England, living in Albany, Green County, Wisconsin. Both his parents are shown as being born in England. His wife Eliza is 37, born in Canada. Her father was born in Canada and her mother was born in Scotland. Their children are Jennie, age 19, born in Canada, a milliner, single; Birdie, age 17, born in Wisconsin; Emma, age 14, born in Wisconsin; John, age 13, a labourer born in Wisconsin; Nora, age 7, born in Wisconsin; Jessie, age 5, born in Wisconsin; Charles, age 4, born in Wisconsin; and Arthur, age 2, born in Wisconsin.

From the Perth Courier, July 24, 1903: Former Resident: George Francis, who is now a retired farmer living in southern Wisconsin, paid the Courier a friendly call last Thursday. He is an old Perth boy and is here on a visit to George B. Farmer. Mr. Francis learned the shoe making business with Mr. Samuel Farmer, father of George B. Farmer, in the Old Country, and continued in the calling for a few years when he emigrated to Perth in the late 50's. His wife is a daughter of the late Charles Patterson and a niece of the late James Patterson, the marriage ceremony took place 43 years ago on the 13th of July. A year later Mr. and Mrs. Francis left for Wisconsin and have been only occasional visitors to their native place. Mr Francis, in fact, has not been here for 36 years. He notices great changes in the town. The trees have grown to be monarchs from mere saplings.

Obituary of George Francis

From the Albany, Green County Wisconsin Vindicator: Death Came Without Final Warning from Heart Failure.

One by one, our citizens who have reached advanced age are passing from among us and in the death of George Francis, which occurred Sunday morning, April 26, 1925, at the age of 86 years and 11 months, the family loses a beloved husband and father and the community one of its most highly respected citizens. George Francis, son of William Francis and Margaret Davis Francis, was born in Newton, Shropshire, England, May 25, 1838. A few years later his parents removed to Beguildy, Radnorshire, Wales with his family. In 1855, his parents left Wales and with their 9 children (5 sons and 4 daughters) emigrated to America and settled in Wisconsin, locating first in Madison and a little later coming to Albany township, where they purchased a farm about three miles north of the village. In 1857 Mr. George Francis went to Perth, Canada, where he worked at the shoemaker trade for a number of years and there met Miss Eliza Patterson, to whom he was married July 13, 1860. In July, 1861 they came to Albany to reside and have made their home here ever since, living a part of the time on the farm north of town and remainder of the time in the village, where he conducted the shoemaking business until a few years since, when he retired from active work and settled down with his wife to enjoy the declining years of his life. To this union were born nine children, five daughters and four sons, all of whom are living: Mrs. Jennie Murrey of Fairfax, California; Mrs. Birdie Griffin, Mrs. Emma Tilley, Nrs. Nora Atherton, Mrs. Jessie Partridge, and Charles Francis of Albany; John B. Francis, Arthur Francis and William P. Francis of Janesville. Besides his sons and daughters there are seventeen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. A very remarkable fact is that there has never been a death in the family of the deceased in all these years, a fact that possibly cannot be duplicated in the state or perhaps in the United States. July 13, 1921 the family had a reunion and celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Francis. For many years it had been the custom to hold an annual family picnic and it has been the means of bringing together a large number of the family in a joyous meeting. Two years ago the picnic was abandoned but the memory of the gatherings of the past still remain vividly in the minds and hearts of the members of the family who had participated in them. His was a kindly disposition and he made many friends and was beloved and respected by all who knew him. The funeral was held at the Baptist Church Wednesday afternoon at 2:00, conducted by the pastor, Rev. H.A. Erickson and the remains were laid at rest in Hillcrest Cemetery, the four sons and two grandsons, Worden Francis and Earl Tilley acting as bearers. All of the children were present at the funeral except Mrs. Jennie Murrey of California.

Obituary of Liza Patterson Francis

From the Albany, Green County, Wisconsin newspaper: Mrs. George Francis, whose maiden name was Eliza Patterson, was born in Perth, Ontario, Canada November 18, 1842 and passed away July 24, 1931 at the age of 88 years 8 months and 6 days. On July 13, 1860, Eliza Patterson was united in marriage to George Francis, who preceded her in death April 26, 1925. Five daughters and four sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. Francis; Jennie Murrey of Fairfax, California, Birdie Griffin, Emma Tilley, Nora Atherton and Jessie Partridge of Albany. The four sons are Charles of Albany, John B. and Arthur R. of Janesville, and Wilford P. of Fort Atkinson. In July 1861, about a year after their marriage in Perth, Ontario, Mr. and Mrs. Francis came to Albany, and this vicinity was their home the remaining years of their lives. Mrs. Francis was a woman of sterling character, a true Christian in conduct and service. She will be remembered and missed by her dear ones and a large circle of relatives and friends. She is survived by her five daughters and four sons, eighteen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon with the Rev. H. A. Erickson officiating and the interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery.

George and Eliza Francis and family

George and Eliza Francis and family, c. 1905 or 1910.
Back row, left to right; Charles Francis, Jennie Francis Murray, John Beatty Francis, Emma Francis Tilley, Arthur Francis, Jessie Francis Partridge and Wilford Francis. Front row, left to right; Bird Francis Griffin, George Francis, Eliza Francis, Nora Francis Atherton.
Photo courtesy Christine Meinert Spencer

The children of George Francis and Liza Patterson Francis were:

Jennie Francis Murrey. Jennie is the only child of George and Liza to be born in Canada, about 1862. Jennie Francis married Morris Murrey on January 1, 1887. On the 1900 census, Jennie and Morris are living in O'Brien County, Iowa, Dale Township, village of Primghar. Maurice E. Morris is a grocer, aged 40. Jennie M. is aged 38, born in Canada and the mother of one child. They have been married 13 years. Their son Max M., is 12. By 1910 Morris and Jennie have moved back to Albany, Green County, Wisconsin where Morris is 49 and a salesman and Jennie is 48. They are still there in 1920, but their son Max, who was listed on the 1910 census, was gone from the family home. Max had two daughters, Faye and Beatrice, both of whom moved to California.

Bird Francis Griffin. Birdie E. Francis was born in 1863 in Wisconsin. On April 22, 1890 she married Eugene L. Griffin at the Baptist parsonage in Albany, Rev. R.N. Martin officiating. Eugene was born April 26, 1863. On the 1900 Census Eugene Griffin, is 37 as is Birdie. Their daughter Tella, (born September 13, 1891) is 8. They live in Albany, Green County, Wisconsin and they are still there on the 1910 and 1920 censuses. On the 1910 Census Eugene is listed as a bookkeeper but in 1920 he is shown as a farmer. Their daughter Tella, is with them on both of the latter censuses. Both Birdie and Eugene died in 1940 and are buried in Hillcrest Cemetery in Albany. Their daughter Tella later married Merle Cates, born October 2, 1884. Tella died March 25, 1970 and both she and Merle are buried in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Emma Francis Tilley. Emma Francis was born August 22, 1865 and married, on March 25, 1882, John Tilley, son of William Tilley and Mary Ann Griffiths, who immigrated from Wales in 1855. On the 1900 Census, John Tilley is a day laborer, born in August of 1853 and his wife Emma was born in August of 1865. Their children are: Earl, born in August of 1883 who is 16; Ronald, born in May of 1885 is 15; Birdie, born in May of 1887 is 13; William, born in Sept. of 1889 is 10 and Frances, born in January of 1894 is 6. John and Emma have been married 18 years and have five children, all living. By the 1910 Census their final child, Sydney, has been born and is 6. In 1910 only Frances and Sydney are still at home and in 1920 Sydney, aged 16 is living with his folks as is William, who has returned from World War I where he served in France and is now 20. John Tilley is retired.

In 1932 they celebrated their Golden Wedding: Mr. and Mrs. John O. Tilley will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in this village, where they have spent their entire lives, on Friday, March 25. They will receive their friends and relatives during the day and evening. Emma Francis and John Tilley were married in 1882 at the home of Mr. Tilley's mother, the late Mary Ann Griffiths Tilley. Mrs. Tilley's parents were George and Eliza Patterson Francis, natives of England and Canada respectively. Mr. and Mrs. Tilley were born in Albany. The attendants at the wedding were Mrs. Irene Francis Hyne, now living in Evansville, a cousin of Mrs. Tilley and the late William Tilley, a brother of Mr. Tilley. There are six children-Earl, a Chicago attorney; William, and Mrs. Frances Helms, both of St. Paul; Ronald Tilley and Mrs. A. H. Meinert; and Sidney Tilley, a teacher in the Orfordville school.

John died October 19, 1942. Obituary of Emma Francis Tilley: Heart Attack Fatal to Mrs. Emma Tilley. Albany, Wisconsin newspaper, February 5, 1951.Mrs. Emma Tilley passed away at 6:45 pm Monday following a heart attack at the home of A. H. Partridge. She was 85 years of age and had been a life long resident of Albany. Mrs. Tilley had been ill for some time and for a few weeks was hospitalized at St. Clare, Monroe but on Monday was cheerful and had visitors in the afternoon. The former Emma Francis, daughter of George and Eliza Patterson Francis, was born in the village on August 22, 1865. She was married on March 25, 1882 in Albany to John O. Tilley. The Tilleys observed their 60th wedding anniversary before Mr. Tilley died in October of 1942. Mrs. Tilley, active beyond her years, was a charter member of the Juanita Rebekah Lodge. She remained in her home during the summer months and spent several winters with the Partridges. She leaves two sons, Earl of Chicago and Sydney of Milwaukee; two daughters, Mrs. Francis Helms of St. Paul and Mrs. A.H. Meinert of Albany; a sister, Mrs. H.C. Atherton of Albany; three brothers, Charles Francis, of Albany; Arthur Francis of Janesville; and Wilford of Fort Atkinson. Two sons preceded her in death: William on January 19, 1942 and Ronald on October 14, 1947. Three sisters have preceded her: Mrs. Jennie Murrey, Mrs. Jessie Partridge and Mrs. Birdie Griffin.Funeral services were held this afternoon (Thursday) at 2:00 at the Sharer Funeral Home, the Rev. W. H. Thompson, pastor of the Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dr. D.H. Partridge, Chester Jones, Wilbur Palmer, Jack Graves, Ray Canfil and Claude Mathems.

The children of Emma Francis and John Tilley were: William Tilley - Born, To Mr. and Mrs. John Tilley, September 21, 1889, a boy. (Albany Vindicator, Sept. 26, 1889). William served in World War I, married Rose Grant and lived in Rockford, Illinois. His obituary from the January 19, 1942 Albany newspaper: William H. Tilley, 52, St. Paul, Minnesota, a World War veteran, died at 5:00 pm Monday in the U.S. Veteran's Hospital at Minneapolis following a long illness. He submitted to surgery at the Miller Hospital at St. Paul last September, remained at the hospital for four weeks and was removed to the Veteran's Hospital at Minneapolis where he was a patient the past three months. He was a son of John and Emma Francis Tilley and was born September 21, 1889 in Albany. He spent his young life here, attended the Albany public schools and was prominent in baseball circles and other athletics, having played baseball with many leading teams. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Rose Tilley, St. Paul; his parents Mr. and Mrs. John Tilley of Albany; a daughter by a former marriage, Mrs. Hazel Johnson of Rockford; two grandchildren, Thomas and Jackie Johnson of Rockford; three brothers, Earl of Chicago, Sidney of Waupun and Ronald of Albany; two sisters, Mrs. A.H. Meinert of Albany and Mrs. Francis Helms of St. Paul. Mr. Tilley served in the 354th Infantry, 89th Division of the United States Army in France in World War I, spending 11 months overseas. Following the close of the war he spent six months in Germany with the Army of Occupation, under General John J. Pershing. Funeral and burial services were held at St. Paul Thursday. A brother-in-law, A.H. Meinert of Albany, two brothers, Earl of Chicago and Sidney of Waupun and the son-in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. Marion Johnson of Rockford, left Wednesday for St. Paul to attend the funeral.

Ronald Tilley - Ronald was born May 15, 1885 and he married Susie Fairman and had two daughters, Virginia and Lucille. On the 1910 Census Ronald Tilley, aged 24, is living in Columbia County, Wisconsin, Lodi Township, where he is a farm worker. He is 24 and his wife Susie is 21 and they have been married one year but have no children. By 1920, Ronald has his own farm in Green County and is now 34 and Susie is 31. They have two daughters, Virginia, aged 8 and Lucille, aged 6. Virginia married Carl Day of Madison, Wisconsin and had one son, Ronald. Lucille married Norman August Wick, and died August 9, 1962. Lucille and Norman had four children: Patricia, LeRoy, Sandra and Robert Thomas. Ronald Tilley's obituary, from the Albany newspaper October 16, 1947. Ronald Tilley, 62, passed away suddenly Tuesday evening at 7:30 at his home in the village. He had been afflicted with a heart ailment for the past few years and had suffered several attacks the previous summer. Improved in health the last few weeks, Mr. Tilley visited uptown only a few days before his death. Masonic funeral services will be held at 1:30 Friday at the Sharer Funeral Home. Rev. Orra Compton will officiate. Burial will be in the Mr. Pleasant Cemetery at Lodi. Pallbearers will be William Zimmerli, O.E. Burt, Frank Christopher, Albert Loeffel, C.J. Krostue and N. Roy Bowman. Ronald Tilley was the son of Emma Francis and John Tilley, born May 15, 1885 in Albany. In 1908 he married Susan Faerman of Lodi at Rockford, Illinois. His entire life was spent in the vicinity of Albany except for a brief period at Lodi, Wisconsin, coming back to Albany in 1915. Retiring from farming three years, he moved to Albany and had since done painting work when his health permitted. Mr. Tilley was a member of the Masonic lodge and the Modern Woodmen. Surviving besides his wife are his mother, Mrs. Emma Francis, two daughters, Mrs. Norman Wick of McFarland, Wisconsin; and Mrs. Carl Day of Madison; two sisters, Mrs. Adolph Meinert of Albany and Mrs. Francis Helms of St. Paul; two brothers, Earl of Chicago and Sidney of Milwaukee and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father in October of 1942 and his brother William five years ago.

Earl Francis Tilley - Earl was born August 10, 1883. On the 1910 Census, Earl is a clerk in a law office in Chicago, studying to be an attorney and by the 1920 Census, he has become one, and is aged 38. He has married Hazel (Stuart), who is 25. He and Hazel had no children. Earl died February 5, 1957. His obituary from the Chicago Tribune - Earl F. Tilley died at Lake Worth, Florida. He was a resident in Chicago of the Windermere East Hotel and beloved husband of Hazel A. He was a brother of Sidney J. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Birdie Meinert of Albany, Wisconsin; Frances Helms of St. Paul, Minnesota. Masonic services at chapel, 7633 Cottage Grove Avenue, Saturday, Feb. 9 at 1:00 pm under the auspices of Landmark Lodge Number 422, A.F. & A.M., interment in Cedar Park. He was a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Medinah Shrine, A.O.N.M.S.; Loyal Order of Moose and past master of the Landmark Lodge. He was a counselor and director of Drexel National Bank and a member of the American, Illinois and Chicago Bar Associations and member of the Olympia Field Country Club.

From the Albany newspaper: Earle F. Tilley, Chicago attorney and well known native of Albany, died at 2:00 am Tuesday in Florida. He and his wife left Chicago Friday for their annual stay in Florida. A sudden heart attack was fatal. He had not been ill previously. His wife was roused by his heavy breathing and he had already been seized with heart spasm. The body is being returned to Chicago where services will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday in the Skeeles Funeral home. His brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Meinert, will go from here to attend the funeral. Mr. Tilley, who would have been 75 in August, was the son of Emma Francis and John Tilley. He graduated from Albany High School in 1901. He worked his way through law school in Chicago and had been a practicing attorney for half a century. He and his wife, the former Hazel Stuart, had been frequent visitors here. Mrs. Tilley is an artist and often showed during their Florida visits, as well as in Chicago. Her husband was an enthusiastic golfer, both in Chicago and Florida. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his widow; two sisters Mrs. A.H. Meinert and Mrs. Francis Helms of St. Paul, Minn.; a brother Sidney of West Milwaukee. Two brothers, Ronald and William, are deceased. His mother died in 1952 and his father in 1942.

Bird Tilley - From the Albany Vindicator, June 2, 1887: A girl of tender age made the acquaintance of her pa and ma at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Tilley on Saturday, May 21. Bird married Adolph Meinert, son of Garret and Emily Althaus Meinert on December 26, 1906 at Freeport, Illinois. Bird and Adolph had one son, Harry Althaus Meinert, born July 4, 1907 and who died March 27, 1997. On the 1910 Census, Adolph Meinert of Albany was 25 and Birdie was 22 and their son Harry was 2. Adolph was a machinist in a latch factory. By 1920 Adolph is the owner of a movie house and Harry is now 12. Bird died April 13, 1971 and both she and Adolph, who died in 1960, are buried in Hillcrest Cemetery in Albany.

Harry Meinert and Buster

Harry Meinert at age 3, with his beloved dog, Buster

From the Springfield, Illinois State Journal Register: Obituary of Harry Althaus Meinert. Harry A.Meinert of Springfield died Wednesday, March 26, 1997, at Memorial Medical Center, age 89. He was born July 4, 1907 in Albany, Wisconsin, the son of Adolph and Bird Tilley Meinert. He married Elaine H. Osmundson on August 21, 1937 in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Mr. Meinert retired from the Illinois State Department of Vocational Education after many years of service. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, St. Paul's Lodge 500 AF& AM, Springfield consistory, Ansar Shrine, Ansar Retirees and Audubon Society. Surviving are his wife, Elaine; three daughters, Gretchen Hasz of Dayton, Ohio, Jan McElroy of Dallas, and Christine Spencer of Skokie; three grandchildren, Kathryn, Paul E., and Roger T.; and four great-grandchildren. Remains are at Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 East Allen, where friends may call from 10:30 a.m. until services there at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 1997, Dr. Roger Rominger officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. St. Paul's Lodge 500 AF & AM will conduct Masonic services at 11:15 a.m. Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Shriners Hospitals for Children or First United Methodist Church.

Children of Harry and Elaine Osmundson Meinert:

Gretchen Louise born December 23, 1939, married Paul Hasz August 21, 1959. They had two children: Kathryn Emily, born May 14, 1960, who married Ashley Nash and had one son, Nathan, born November 23, 1993; Paul Eric, born June 15, 1964 and married Lisa Kirkpatrick and have three children, Paul Adam, born February 21, 1990, Katelyn, born May 2, 1991, and Madalyn, born December 28, 1995.Janice Birdette, born December 28, 1942 and married Roger McElroy and have one son, Roger Tilley, born July 17, 1984.Christine Ann born April 17, 1947, married Robert Spencer. No children.

Francis Tilley - From the Albany Vindicator, Thursday, Feb. 1, 1894: Born, to Mr. and Mrs. John Tilley, on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 1894, a girl. Francie married William Helm. They lived in St. Paul, Minnesota and had two children: Birdie who married Floyd Ryqualski and William Sidney Tilley--Sidney was born in 1904 in Albany, Wisconsin. He and his wife Cordelia lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and had three children, Camille, Richard, and Jerry Jo.

John Beatty Francis. John Beatty Francis was born April 6, 1867. He was twice married, the first time to Addie Carver, who was born May 3, 1866, the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Carver. They were married on January 1, 1891 and a year later, on July 11, 1892 their son Worden was born, but Addie did not recover from childbirth and died on August 6, 1892 at the age of 26 and was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery in Albany, Green County, Wisconsin.

John's second wife, whom he married October 30, 1895, was Nora Nelson of Waterford, Wisconsin. They had a son Nelson F. Francis, born in 1896 and a daughter Ruth born about 1905. Another son was born Monday, July 11, 1892, but later died. On the 1900 Census John is 33, living in Albany with his wife Nora, 23 and their son Nelson F. is 3. John is a traveling salesman. On both the 1910 and 1920 Censuses, John and Nora are living in Janesville, Green County, Wisconsin where he is a manufacturer of overall shirts. On the 1920 Census their children are still living with them, Nelson B. is 23 and a clothing salesman and Ruth A. is aged 14. Nelson later had a son named John Barclay Francis whose wife was Marjorie, and they lived in Sarasota, Florida. John Beatty Francis died November 16, 1939 and is buried in Hillcrest Cemetery in Albany, Nelson died in 1934 and John Barclay Francis died April 12, 1975. John's first born son, with Addie Carver, Worden, was raised mostly by relatives, he lived for a time with his grandparents, George and Liza Patterson Francis. He later married Maude Belle Moore, daughter of Art and Grace Moore, who was born May 16, 1895 and died January 8, 1972. They had two children, Leo and Ruth, and lived in Monroe. Worden W. Francis died on February 3, 1977 and is buried with Maude in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Nora F. Francis Atherton. Nora Francis was born June 21, 1870 and she married Harry C. Atherton, the son of Walgrove and Ann Atherton. From the Albany Vindicator, Jan. 4, 1896. "On Sunday evening, Dec. 31, Harry C. Atherton and Nora F. Francis were joined in the holy bonds of matrimony at the residence of the bride's parents Mr. and Mrs. George Francis. Rev. Joseph Mountain pronounced the solemn and impressive words which made them man and wife. Misses Abbie Davis and Jennie Mitchell played the wedding march. J.B. Francis and Addie Davis acted as groomsman and best man. After the ceremony an elegant supper was served to which all present did ample justice. Many beautiful and useful gifts were presented to the happy couple with which to commence their new life. Both Mr. and Mrs. Atherton are well known in this vicinity." Harry was born June 2, 1864. While Nora and Harry never had any children she was affectionately known by all her relatives as Aunt Note. On the 1920 Census Harry and Nora are living in Albany, aged 55 and 50. Harry died on September 1, 1955 and Nora died in 1960. They are both buried in Hillcrest Cemetery in Albany.

Jessie Mae Francis Partridge. Jessie Mae was born on July 29, 1873. From the Albany Vindicator of Oct. 8, 1891: Married, at the residence of the officiating clergyman, Rev. Jas. Jameson at Magnolia, on Friday, October 2, Arthur H. Partridge and Jessie M. Francis, both of Albany. Arthur was born October 9, 1874. They had three sons, Leslie, born December 13, 1892; Donald born August 22, 1900; and Harry, born July 25, 1902. Jessie Mae died May 12, 1936 and Arthur died June 16, 1959. Both Jessie and Arthur are buried at Hillcrest Cemetery, Albany. Donald died April 19, 1984 and is also buried at Hillcrest. In 1900, Arthur and Jessie were living in Albany where Arthur was the railroad agent. He was 25, Jessie was 26 and their son Leslie was 7. In 1920 they are still at Albany where Arthur is now a merchant. Arthur and Jessie are now 45 and their son Daniel H. is 19 and Harry is 17.

Harry Partridge died August 4, 2006, at the age of 104. Harry lived in the Akron area for many years. In his youth, he worked as a pharmacist in Cleveland and one snowy winter day near Christmas, when not many people were in the store, an elderly gentleman walked in. They got to talking and the elderly gentleman asked Harry where he was from. Harry said, "Well I am from a very small town in Wisconsin which I am sure you never heard of." The gentleman persisted and Harry told him it was Albany. "Do you know Liza Patterson Francis" he asked Harry. "Well", said Harry, "she is my grandmother." "Well", said the elderly gentleman, "she is my sister." It was Albert Patterson, son of Charles and Janet Lochead Patterson, whom Harry had never met.

Obituary of Harry Francis Partridge, Akron Beacon Journal August 6, 2006. Harry Francis Partridge, 104, died August 4, 2006. He was born July 25, 1902 in Monticello, Wisconsin to Jessie and Arthur Partridge. During his lifetime he lived in Wise, North Dakota, Florida and Ohio. He graduated in 1925 from the University of Cincinnati School of Pharmacy and owned drug stores in Akron and Barberton. He married Beatrice Hunt of Cleveland in 1929 and they had three children. Preceded in death by his son Bruce in 1983; wife Beatrice in 1986; and his son-in-law Ray Stiles in 1999. He is survived by his daughters Carrie (Jack) Harrison of San Diego, Calif.; Patricia Stiles of Green, Ohio; and daughter-in-law Sue Partridge of Atlanta, Georgia; 13 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. His passions were children and golf. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Greensburg United Methodist Church, 2161 Greensburg Road with Rev. Mitch Hennessey officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Green Good Neighbors or to the Greensburg United Methodist Church. Interment will be at Greensburg United Methodist Church.

Charles H. Francis. Charles H. Francis was born December 25, 1875 and he married, on May 28, 1903, Marie Wilhelmina Jenny, daughter of John Jenny, who was one of the Swiss settlers who settled in the area of New Glarus, Wisconsin. On the 1920 census, Charles Francis is living in Albany, Green County, Wisconsin and is aged 44, a merchant. Wilma is 34, and their children are Chester J. aged 15 and Lucille aged 13. Charles died April 10, 1954 and is buried in Hillcrest Cemetery in Albany.

Arthur R. Francis. Arthur R. Francis was born in 1877 and married Altha M. Graves, who was born in 1882, the daughter of Frank and Cora Graves. They lived in Janesville, Green County, Wisconsin, and had a daughter, Daphne J., known as Polly, who never married. Polly was born in 1921 and died March 30, 1980. Arthur died November 6, 1956 and Altha also died that year. Mother, father and daughter are buried in Hillcrest Cemetery in Albany.

Wilford Patterson Francis. Wilford Patterson Francis was born Feb. 25, 1886. He married Aileen Staven, who was born in 1903 and they had a daughter, Ruth. Wilford died April 16, 1952 and Aileen died June 3, 1989. They are both buried in Hillcrest Cemetery in Albany.

Albert Patterson

Son of Charles Patterson and Jane Lochead Patterson

He was born February 8, 1845 in Perth, Lanark County, Ontario. He married Phoebe Cunnington on October 31, 1870 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. He lived in Cleveland and on the 1880 census Albert Patterson is shown as being 35 years old, a cabinet maker. His wife Phoebe is 27, born in Pennsylvania, and there are two children in the household, Harry, age 7 and Charles, age 5. Albert's father is shown as being born in Canada and his mother in England. Harry is shown as being born in Pennsylvania and Charles in Ohio.

On the 1900 Census, for Black River Township, Lorain County, Ohio, Albert is a travelling salesman, living as a boarder, born 1842 in Canada, 58 years old and immigrated to the U.S. in 1873, salesman of household furniture.

In 1920 Phoebe Cunnington is living alone with roomers. Phoebe and Albert may have been separated as she states she is a widow, but Albert was alive at the time. She is 62, born in Pennsylvania on October 31, 1850, parents born in England. She was the daughter of Andrew Cunnington and Harriet Nichols. She died on March 21, 1931.

In August, 1929, Albert Patterson made a trip to the Perth area. From the August 30, 1929 issue of the Perth Courier: "Mr. Albert Patterson of Cleveland, Ohio is making a visit to Carleton Place again this season, the guest of his brother Charles Patterson and other relatives hereabouts. Mr. Patterson was born in Perth, coming later with his parents to Carleton Place and crossed the lien about 1866 and made his home in Cleveland. But although living under the stars and stripes he is a Britisher at heart and has never yet cast a vote in the Republic. For a man of 85 he is wonderfully preserved and keeps up with the times as he always does."

Albert Patterson died November 9, 1931 of a carcinoma. He died at Cleveland Clinic Hospital and was buried at Acadia Park Cemetery, Mayfield Heights, Ohio. His obituary shows that he was the father of Charles A., Roscoe C., and the late Harry A. and Bert.

The children of Albert Patterson and Phoebe Cunnington were:

Harry Patterson Harry was born March 1, 1873 and died on February 28, 1927 at the age of 53 of an aneurysm. At the time of his death, he was the proprietor of a bowling alley and he was a widower. His death notice reads that he was husband of the late Hattie. Hattie had died November 1926 at 41 years of age. Harry and Hattie had a daughter named Alice.

Charles A. Patterson Charles Patterson was born about 1875 and died March 1971. He was the husband of Emma, and father of Clara Steinmuller, and brother of Roscoe of Florida. Emma had died in November, 1954. One son, Harry Albert Patterson, born March 14, 1913 had died at the age of 10 on August 1, 1923 of myocarditis and was buried at Lake View Cemetery. Clara Steinmuller was born July 4, 1905 and died June 22, 1991.

Albert Patterson Albert was born March 11, 1884 and died November 14, 1914. His death was caused by cerebral tumor. His obituary states that he was "age 30, 2351 East 79th Street, burial private....beloved son of Albert and Phoebe Patterson". His occupation had been machinist, and he was buried at Lake View Cemetery.

Roscoe C. Patterson Roscoe C. Patterson was born about 1888. He was 32 years old at the 1920 Census when he was living with his wife Frances, aged 34, in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a ticket agent and a boarder was living with them. He was living in Florida at the time of his brother's death in 1971.

Richard H. Patterson

Son of Charles Patterson and Jane Lochead Patterson

On the 1881 Canadian census, Richard Patterson was living in Louth, Lincoln County, aged 34, born 1847, a carriage maker, with wife Adaline, 29 and a child Hattie, aged 9. Their religion was Presbyterian. Richard was born February 6, 1847.

At the time of his father Charles' obituary, in 1894, Richard was living in Cleveland along with his brother Albert. In 1898, he enlisted with the U. S. army and gave his age as 45 years 10 months. Richard Patterson was a widower. He enlisted at Cleveland, Ohio into the 14th Infantry, Regular Army. He was five feet eight inches tall with blue eyes and grey hair and a scar on his nose. On the 1900 U.S. Census, Richard H. Patterson was in Cuba with a detachment of the U.S. Army Hospital Corps, 2nd Infantry. His place of residence was Parkersburg, West Virginia. He was 47 years old, with a birth date of February, 1853. He had come to the U.S. in 1884 and was a naturalized U.S. Citizen. Richard re-enlisted in 1901 in the U.S. Hospital Corps and was stationed at Ft. Myers, Virginia. Richard was of the Philippines in Janet Lochead's obituary of 1903. However, a review of the microfilm of the soldiers in the Philippines at that time did not show Richard listed. On the 1910 U.S. Census Richard was at Ft. Myers Military Reservation in Alexandria, Virginia and was aged 57. In an article on the website of the Lanark County Genealogical Society, entitled "Perth Volunteers Served Along St. Lawrence in 1866" and is a follow up as to what these people were doing as of 1915, it says "Private Richard Patterson, now in Washington, learned trade of waggon making with late Thomas Hicks. His sister, Mrs. Cavanagh, resides at Franktown." At a Francis family reunion in Albany, Wisconsin in 1916, Richard was an attendee and stated he was still with the "regular" army and stationed in Florida.

At the time of the 1920 census, Richard was stationed at Fort Myers Military Reservation and his age was given as 72. On every one of four rating sheets received by Christine Spencer from the National Archives, Richard Patterson's character was rated as excellent. His notarized Declaration for Pension, Act of June 5, 1920 with respect to War with Spain, Philippine Insurrection and China Relief Expedition declares that Richard H. Patterson's birth date was February 6, 1847 and that he was the exact same person who enlisted in Ohio. This file from the National Archives reveals that Richard had two children, Harriet Maud and Effie, and as of 1920, he stated that both his children were dead. His wife's maiden name was Adaline Foley and they had married at Niagara Falls, New York, but Richard could not remember the exact year. In his later years, Richard had cataract surgery which left him nearly blind, and he also had heart problems. He lived in the historic Soldiers Home in Washington D. C. and collected a pension of $30 a month. Richard Patterson died October 2, 1924 and is buried in the Soldiers Home National Cemetery in Washington, D. C.

The children of Richard H. Patterson and Adaline Foley Patterson were:

Effie Patterson

Effie was named by Richard Paterson as one of his two children. She was not named in the 1881 census, when Richard and Adaline's daughter Harriet or Hattie was aged 9, and by 1920 Richard stated that she was dead. The name Effie may have been a transcription error on Richard's Pension Declaration, as a Carrie I. Patterson, who was a niece, lived with Mrs. Robert Cavanagh at the time of the 1900 census. Carrie I. Patterson was born October 28, 1884, and was aged 16 at the time. She was Presbyterian and of English origin. Her aunt, Martha Cavanagh would have been her father's sister.

Harriet Maud Patterson

Richard and Adaline Patterson had a daughter named Harriet Maud Patterson, born February, 1872. She accompanied her father to Cleveland in 1896 after her mother died, and was married in Wood County, West Virginia on April 14, 1898, aged 26, to Joel Alexander Shrewsbury, aged 24, a native of Wood County. At the time of her marriage, Harriet Maud gave her residence as Cleveland, Ohio. On the 1880 census, Joel Shrewsbury was living in Parkersburg, West Virginia, age 6, the son of druggist William Shrewsbury. On the 1900 census, Harriet and Joel had been married 2 years and were in Parkersburg. Joel was aged 26, born February 6, 1874. He was an insurance agent, the son of a father born in West Virginia, and a mother born in Pennsylvania. In 1910 the census shows the family is in Parkersburg, West Virginia, and Joel gives his mother's birthplace as West Virginia. A child Dorothy is aged 8, born in West Virginia.

Sometime between 1910 and 1920 Harriet Maud Patterson Shrewsbury must have died as Joel Shrewsbury had remarried by the time of the 1920 census. He was 45 years of age, an insurance agent and his wife, Riva is aged 27. Joel and Harriet Maud's daughter Dorothy Shrewsbury is 18 and living with the family. Joel A. Shrewsbury and his second wife Riva Shrewsbury (1888-1960) had no other children and are buried in Cook (or Riverview) Cemetery. Joel was born 1874 and died in 1954. His obituary was in the Parkersburg News on Sunday, June 20, 1954. "Joel A. Shrewsbury, 80, prominent Parkersburg insurance executive, died yesterday at 1:30 p.m. at the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. He attended the old Franklin School, then located on the southwest corner of 9th and Juliana Streets. In his younger days he was a carrier for The State Journal, predecessor of the Parkersburg News. He was later employed as a runner and bookkeeper for the Parkersburg National Bank. On leaving the bank, he went into the real estate and fire insurance business in partnership with John W. Mitchell. In a few years, he became the sole owner of the business which he called the Shrewsbury Insurance Agency, which he continued to operate until his death. He was a keen student of the fire insurance business and kept up with all phases of practice and legislation that affected it. In his early days he was an avid cyclist and could often be seen atop one of the high wheeled bicycles of that era. He was an expert tennis player and for years was one of the sponsors of the WEst Virginia State Tennis Tournament at the Parkersburg Country Club. He was a former sergeant of the West Virginia National Guard and was pressed into service to assist in halting a coal mining strike in 1893. He was a life long member of the Trinity Church and sang in the choir there years ago. He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and was prominent in the local minstrel shows years ago. Survivors include his wife Mrs. Riva Wilson Shrewsbury; two sisters Miss Carrie S. Shrewsbury of Parkersburg and Mrs. Eugene Limedorfer of New York City; one brother, Monroe Shrewsbury of Los Angeles; and triplet grandsons, Everett B. Dulin, Jr., of Camp Gordon, Georgia; Garret M. and Joel A. Dulin, both of Washington, D.C. One daughter preceded him in death a few months ago. The body is at Vaughan Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete."

Dorothy Q. Shrewsbury Dulin

The above obituary indicates that Dorothy was the only child of Joel A. Shrewsbury and Harriet Maud Patterson Shrewsbury. She married Everett B. Dulin Sr. Dorothy was born 1902. In 1930, Everett V. Dulin was a doctor aged 31, in East Orange, New Jersey. He was married at age 25. His wife, Dorothy was aged 25 and had been married at age 20. Dorothy Shrewsbury Dulin died in 1954, and was buried in Cook (or Riverview) Cemetery, Wood County, West Virginia.

Dorothy Shrewsbury Dulin and Everett B. Dulin Sr. had triplet sons born July 5, 1932. Everett Vincent Dulin Jr., SFC U.S. Army, died June 21, 1969 and was buried at Culpeper National Cemetery in Culpeper, Virginia, Section F, Site 241.

From the Dispatch of Moline, Illinois, Sunday May 12, 1996: "Joel S. Dulin There are no local services or visitation for Joel Dulin, 63, of East Moline. Burial is in Culpeper, Virginia National Cemetery. Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd, East Moline, is handling the arrangements. Mr. Dulin died Wednesday May 8, 1996 at home. He was born July 5, 1932 in Orange, N.J., the son of Dr. Everett V. and Dorothy Q. Shrewsbury Dulin. He was a supervisor of quality control at John Deere. He was a Korean Conflict Army veteran, having served as a corporal. He received two Purple Hearts, Bronze and Silver Star. He was past senior vice commander of the VFW Post 2056, East Moline and was active with the Color Guard. He also served as commander of the Cooties Puptent 78. Survivors include the last of his triplet brothers, Garrett Dulin, Woodbridge, Virginia. A brother Everett Dulin, died June 21, 1959." While the obituary states that Everett Dulin died 1959, a National Gravesite Locator website shows that he actually died in 1969.

From the Potomac News of Sunday June 18, 2000, "Garrett M. Dulin Sr. of Lake Ridge, died Thursday June 15, 2000 at the Potomac Hospital. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the VFW Post 8469. He moved to Lake Ridge in 1989 and later became a member of the Old Bridge United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by two brothers, Everett Dulin and Joel Dulin, survivors include his wife, three daughters and one son, and two grandchildren."

Martha Matilda Patterson

Daughter of Charles Patterson and Jane Lochead Patterson

Martha was born October 14, 1849. Her birth was noted in the Bathurst Courier issue of October 19th, where it was mentioned that a daughter to Charles and Jane Patterson had been born on the 14th inst. Martha married, on the 22nd December 1869, Joseph Wilson of Carleton Place. The Ontario Archives Microfilm lists the marriage as follows: " Joseph WILSON, 27, yeoman, Carleton Place, same, son of Dr. William WILSON & Janet McLAREN, married Martha Matilda PATTERSON, 20, Perth Ont., Carleton Place, daughter of Charles PATTERSON & Jane LOCHEAD, witnesses: Dr. William WILSON & John KINCH, both of Carleton Place, 22 Dec 1869 at Manse, Beckwith." On the 1871 census for Carleton Place, Lanark County, Ontario, Martha is shown as 21 and Joseph as 28 with a child, William, who was 11 months old. Also living with Martha and Joseph are Charles, age 54 and Jane, age 56, Martha's parents. Joseph Wilson died on October 22, 1887 at the age of 44 and Martha remarried Robert Cavanagh (born March 17, 1839). She died April 6, 1922.

The 1881 census reveals that Joseph Wilson was a 38 year old hotel keeper. He was of Scottish descent and the family was Presbyterian. Joseph's wife Martha was 31 years old and the family was of Carleton Place, Ontario. The children were Nettie Jane, aged 8, Wilford Albert aged 6 and Ava, aged 3. Jane Patterson, aged 61 was living with the family at the time along with two others who are presumed to be employed by Joseph Wilson at the hotel. William who was 11 months at the time of the 1871 census must have died by the time of the 1881 census.

Perth Courier, Friday, November 4, 1887

Joseph Wilson at Rest - On Friday evening last the spirit of Mr. Joseph Wilson took its flight and the well known face of "Joe" will be missed about the town. Mr. Wilson had been ailing for some weeks and although fighting hard against what appeared to him to be his approaching end, yet latterly became more hopeful and resigned as the inevitable drew nigh. The family moved from the hotel--which Mr. Wilson had conducted over half a score of years about the first of October to the old homestead on Bell Street and it was here that the sad event occurred. Deceased was the eldest son of the late Dr. Wilson and was in his 45th year. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss. --C.Place Herald

Perth Courier, Friday May 8, 1891: "Married, at Christ Church, Ottawa, on Friday 25th of April by Rev. H. Muckleston, Mr. Robert Cavanagh, Esq., of Franktown to Mrs. Joseph Wilson of Carleton Place."

Martha Patterson

Mrs. Robert Cavanagh, the former Martha Patterson
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Martha Patterson

Mrs. Robert Cavanagh, the former Martha Patterson
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From the Carleton Place Herald, Tuesday March 20, 1895: "Robert Cavanagh has sold his cheese factory at Appleton to Messrs. Wylie and Everetts who will continue its operation. Mr. Cavanagh is now rid of all his factories and will rest from his labors for a season with a view to recruiting his health which is not returning as rapidly as his friends would desire."

On the 1901 Census Martha was living with her husband Robert Cavanagh in Carleton Place. She gives her birth date as Sept 14, 1849; her age as 51. Her husband Robert Cavanagh gives his birth date as March 17, 1839 and his age as 62. Janet Lochead Patterson is also living with them, and also a Carrie I. Patterson, shown as niece, born October 28, 1884, aged 16. On the 1911 census, Martha and Robert are still in Carleton Place on Bell Street. Robert was 73, born in Ontario of Irish parentage and Martha was 61 years of age.

Robert Cavanagh died December 31, 1921 of myocarditis, arteriosclerosis and senility. He was Irish, aged 86, born in Beckwith in 1835 and had lived 31 years at the place of his death. Robert's father was John Cavanagh and his mother's maiden name Blake. The funeral arrangements were made by Patterson Brothers Funeral Home, Carleton Place. He was buried on January 2, 1922 at the 8th Concession Ramsay. Just a few months later, Robert's wife, Martha died. Martha Mathilda Cavanagh was a housewife and had resided at Bell Street 54 years. She died April 4, 1922 of intestinal toxemia and facial neuralgia. W.A. Wilson, 9916 113th Street, Edmonton was the informant. The undertaker was Jas. Patterson. Martha was buried on April 6, 1922 at 8th Line Cemetery.

Obituary of Martha Patterson Wilson Cavanagh

The Perth Courier, Friday April 21st, 1922

Cavanagh--The following is from the Carleton Place Herald of last week: "After a brave fight of several weeks Mrs. Robt. Cavanagh passed away on Tuesday, April 6th at her home on Bell street, three months after her husband. Mrs. Cavanagh was born in Perth, her maiden name being Martha Patterson, a daughter of the late Charles Patterson. When quite young she came with her parents to Carleton Place and as a young woman met and married Joseph Wilson, a son of the late Dr. Wilson. Mr. Wilson died about 1887, leaving a son and two daughters--Dr. W. Wilson of Edmonton, Mrs. J. A. Goth of Regina and Miss Evelyn Wilson of Stamford, Conn., all of whom were home for the last days with their mother. Some years after her husband's death Mrs. Wilson married Mr. Robert Cavanagh,(1839-1921) who predeceased her by only a few months. Mrs. Cavanagh was very widely known and highly esteemed. Her life had been a very active one, filled with many acts of kindness and good deeds and her demise is deeply lamented by a large circle of friends.

Martha Patterson Wilson Cavanagh is buried in Auld Kirk Cemetery as are both her husbands. Both husbands have inscriptions referencing Martha on the four sided monument. Joseph Wilson's inscription on one side of the monument reads,"JOSEPH WILSON, OCTOBER 22, 1887 AGED 44, MARTHA M. PATTERSON, 1849-1922."Robert Cavanagh's inscription on another side reads, "ROBERT CAVANAGH 1835-1921, HIS WIFE MARTHA M. PATTERSON WILSON 1849-1922."

Joseph Wilson was the son of Dr. William Wilson who was the medical doctor for Carleton Place. In 1881 he was 76 years old with a birth year of 1804. He was living with his wife Jennet Wilson, both of Scottish descent. Jennet was born 1815 and was 66 years of age. Also living with the doctor and his wife was Isabella Wilson, aged 21, born 1860, also of Scottish descent. Dr. Wilson had died July 4, 1887 and his obituary was printed in the Perth Courier July 8, 1887 as follows: " About 8:00 on Monday evening, Dr. Wilson, who had been ailing for the past six weeks of so resulting from a fall received about that time, passed away to meet his Maker. Dr. Wilson was a native of Rutherglen, Scotland and came to this country when quite young. Before coming to Carleton Place he practised at Lanark Village a half century ago. During the short time he resided in Lanark he married and his wife survives him. Eleven children blessed this union all of whom survive him. The daughters were Mrs. Henry McPherson, Mrs. Finlay Sinclair, Mrs. Crampton, Mrs. Metcalf, Mrs. Berry, Mrs. C. Patterson and Mrs. J. Griffith. The sons are Joseph, William, John and Alexander. Dr. Wilson was a prominent man in his day but latterly was pretty much retired. He had passed the allotted time of four score years being 82 years of age. Like most Scotsmen, the doctor was Presbyterian in religion and a member of St Andrew's Church." Dr. William Wilson is buried at Auld Kirk Cemetery with his wife, Janet McLaren. The inscription on one side of the four sided monument reads, " William Wilson M. D. died July 4, 1887, aged 82 yrs. His wife, Janet McLaren, Jan. 8, 1892, aged 79 yrs.

The children of Joseph Wilson and Martha Patterson Wilson were:

William Wilson

William Wilson was 11 months at the 1871 census. By the time of the 1881 census, he must have died, as he is no longer listed among the family members.

Nettie Jane Wilson

Nettie Jane Wilson was born June 9, 1872 in Carleton Place, Beckwith Township, Lanark County. She married John Albert Goth, who was born October 30, 1859 also in Carleton Place. John Albert Goth was the son of William Joseph Goth. From the Perth Courier, July 5, 1895, "Goth-Wilson-Married, at the residence of the bride's mother, on June 27, by Rev. A. Elliott, B.A., Mr. J. A. Goth to Miss Nettie Wilson, eldest daughter of the late Joseph Wilson, all of Carleton Place." Information on the family of Nettie Jane Wilson and her husband John Albert Goth has been provided with permission from Darlene Carnegie, a Goth family descendant. More information on the Goth family can be found at

As of 1892, John Albert Goth was a school teacher while Nettie was working at the post office in Ottawa. However, by the time of their marriage, they were both of Carleton Place. In July of 1896, John resigned from the Carleton Place school staff to become district manager for the Canada Life Assurance Company (From the Rideau Record newspaper, Smiths Falls Record News, July 16, 1896). Later, in 1902 the Perth Courier announced another change in occupation for Mr. Goth. From the Perth Courier of January 31, 1902: "Lanark County Council, January Session--Communications. Mr. J. A. Goth of Carleton Place, made application for position of Inspector and Keeper of the House of Industry. He submitted that he had been born on a farm and had practical experience in, as well as wide theoretical knowledge of, both agriculture and horticulture and he would be able to perform the duties pertaining to the office. His wife also qualified for the position of matron." The Feb 7, 1902 issue of the Perth Courier showed that the council appointed Mr. Goth of Carleton Place as Manager of the House of Industry at a salary of $400 a year and Mrs. Goth, Matron at $200 a year, duties to begin on the 1st April.

John and Nettie Goth later moved to Regina, Saskatchewan and may have also spent time in Winnipeg. As of 1911, John was in Regina in the real estate business. John Albert Goth died January 3, 1920 at either Regina or Winnipeg. Nettie Jane Goth died in 1969 and is buried in Auld Kirk Cemetery near Almonte. She is buried with her sister, Martha Evelyn Wilson and also her husband and a daughter. The inscription on the monument is as follows: Evelyn Martha Wilson, RN R.R.C. & Bar, 1877 - 1969. Nettie Jane Wilson, wife of John Albert Goth, 1872 - 1969. Mona Evelyn Goth, 1899 -1988.

John Albert Goth and Nettie Jane Wilson Goth had two children. William Meredith Goth was born October 11, 1896 in Carleton Place. He was baptized in St. James Anglican Church, Carleton Place, and died November 22, 1981 in Scarborough, Ontario. He was buried on November 26, 1981 in Wesley United Cemetery, Pembroke, Renfrew County, Ontario. William worked during his life as a salesman for the Fuller Brush Co. and served in World War 2. His obituary reads, "Died, at the Scarborough Centenary Hospital on Sunday, November 22, 1981 in his 86th year, William M. Goth, beloved husband of Margaret Goth and loving brother of Evelyn M. Goth of Ottawa." Mona Evelyn Goth was born December 24, 1899 in Carleton Place and was baptized in 1900 in St. James Anglican Church, Carleton Place. She died February 15, 1988 in Ottawa, Ontario. She is buried in Auld Kirk Cemetery with her mother, Nettie Jane. Her obituary reads, "GOTH, M. Evelyn (Rusty) - Resident of Island Lodge, died suddenly on Monday February 15, 1988, Evelyn Goth, in her 89th year; predeceased by her brother Meredith Goth of Toronto. Evelyn will be missed by her dear friends."

Wilfred Albert Wilson

Wilfred was born 1875. An article appeared in the Carleton Place Herald on Tuesday September 10, 1901. "Dr. Wilf. Wilson, who has just landed from a voyage across the equator and along the west coast of Africa, is spending a few days at home prior to taking ship again for Liverpool by the Elder-Dempster steamer, Ontario, as ship surgeon. When on the other side, the doctor proposes taking a post graduate course in hospitals in England, Scotland and on the continent." From the Central Canadian of Tuesday, January 23, 1902, "On Wednesday morning of last week Mrs. Cavanagh received a letter from the lady with whom her son, Dr. Wilson was boarding in Liverpool, saying he was quite ill in a hospital at Liverpool. She at once wired Liverpool. On Friday the glad cable came back that he had recovered. On Saturday she had a letter from him saying he had recovered. When Wilf went back to England on his second trip, the captain of the ship on which he had previously sailed as surgeon, pressed him so strongly to accompany him back to the west African coast that he yielded. It was after his return that he took sick. The letter to his mother said he was about to start for Edinburgh to further pursue his medical studies in that city." From the Carleton Place Herald, Tuesday May 20, 1902, "Dr. Wilf. Wilson of this town has obtained his post graduate degree in Edinburgh."

Dr. Wilson married Edith Pearl Tait, who was born 1885. They were married October 20, 1911 in Ottawa, Carleton County. At the time of their marriage, Dr. Wilson was aged 36 and was a bachelor who had lived in Edmonton, Alberta for the past four years. Edith Pearl Tait was the daughter of Robert Tait of Ottawa, the managaer of McCormick's Biscuit Company. She died in 1936. Her obituary was in the Edmonton Journal, Tuesday June 9, 1936. "Mrs. Edith Pearl Wilson, beloved wife of Dr. W. A. Wilson of 9916 113th Street, passed away at the family residence on Monday June 8, aged 50 years. She leaves to mourn her loss her loving husband, one daughter and four sons, Margaret, Donald, Gordon, Alan, and Wilfred, all residing at home. The funeral service will be held Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. from Andrews Brothers Funeral Chapel at the corner of 112th Street and Jasper. Rev. Dr. Osborne of the First Presbyterian Church will officiate. The remains will be forwarded to Carleton Place for interment." Edith Pearl Tait Wilson is buried at Auld Kirk Cemetery.

Dr. Wilfred Wilson died January 23, 1951. His obituary was printed in the Edmonton Journal the following day."On January 23, Dr. W. A. Wilson of 10043 117th Street passed away in that city at the age of 77 years. He is survived by two sons, Dr. Donald Wilson and Dr. Gordon Wilson, both of Edmonton; one daughter Miss Margaret Wilson also of Edmonton; two sisters, Mrs. N. J. Goth of Ottawa, Ontario; and Miss E. M. Wilson of Carleton Place, Ontario. Three grandchildren also survive. He was predeceased by his wife in 1936 and by one son Wilfred in 1943 and one son Alan in 1946. Funeral services will be held on Friday January 26 at 1:45 from Andrews McLaughlin Funeral Chapel, corner of 112th and Jasper Avenue. The Rev. Edwin J. White will officiate. Remains will be forwarded to Carleton Place, Ontario for funeral arrangements and interment in the family plot there." Dr. Wilson is buried at Auld Kirk Cemetery. The inscription on the Wilson family monument is as follows; WILSON Alan Cavanagh Wilson, 1928 - 1946. Edith Pearl Tait, 1885 - 1936. Wilfred Albert Wilson, 1927 - 1943. Wilfred A. Wilson, M.D., 1875 - 1951.

From the Edmonton Academy of Medicine, A History, by Harry Letts, the following is on page 3: "In 1909, when 'By the Light of the Silvery Moon' became popular, the Northern Alberta Medical Association was under the presidency of Dr. William A. Wilson, the father of Drs. Donald and Gordon Wilson, who was an active participant in all medical affairs. Later, during the 1930's he gave lectures in surgery at the university and was nicknamed 'Whispering Willie.' He was destined to become the president of the Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons three times, the first in 1933." However, on page 9 of this same book, Dr. Wilson is named as the president in 1927." In November of 1927, while Dr. W. A. Scanlon was president of both the Academy and Medical Association and Dr. W. A. Wilson was president of the College of Physicians and Surgeons..." From a book entitled 'Officers in the Army, Navy, and Air Force Fifty Years After' by Catharine Swindlehurst, page 95 shows Dr. Gordon Wilson as an orthopedic surgeon, and page 93 shows Dr. Donald Wilson as a member of University Hospital.

The full names of Dr. Wilfred Wilson's two sons and daughter who survived him are as follows: Donald Robert Wilson, Gordon Lochead Wilson, and Margaret Tait Wilson.

A tribute to Gordon Lochead Wilson was published by the University of Alberta after his death. In Memoriam. Gordon Lochead Wilson, '43 MD. Gordon Lochead Wilson, MD, passed away in Victoria, B.C. on December 22, 2002. An Alumni of the University Of Alberta, Gordon Lochead practiced Orthopedic Surgery at the U. of A. hospital and lectured at the Faculty of Medicine. He was a very modest man and left his mark at the University. On one occasion recently in conversation with Gordon, I mentioned a case of a friend of mind who had just had a hip replacement. His response was "Don't tell me about it, I did the first." Knowing him as I did, if Gordon made that statement it must be true. He was a member of a well known and respected Edmonton family. His father, Dr. Wilfred A. Wilson, was a professor of surgery at the University. His brother, Dr. Donald R. Wilson, Internist, was a founder and first director of the Muttart Foundation. He was the recipient of the Canada Medal of Honor and other awards for his service to the University and to medicine.

The Victoria Times-Colonist published an obituary for Dr. Wilson on December 28, 2002. "WILSON, Gordon Lochead M. D. passed away December 22nd, 2002. Born in Edmonton, Alberta 1917. Gordon graduated in medicine from the University of Alberta. During the war he served four years overseas with the R. C. N., after the war he interned at the Toronto General Hospital in orthopedics. He was an Orthopedic Surgeon at the University Hospital in Edmonton for 30 years. He was always a kind, patient man who helped many people throughout his life. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife, Mary; son, Dr. Gordon Wilson (Patricia); grandsons, Andrew and Josh Wilson; sister, Margaret (Oliver) Westrup, Cranbrook B. C. No service by request. Flowers gratefully declined.

Evelyn Martha Wilson

Evelyn was born 1877 or 1878. In the 1881 census, she was 3 years old and called Ava. Evelyn was a trained nurse and enlisted with the Canadian Over Seas Expeditionary Force as a Nursing Sister during World War 1. She enlisted on May 8, 1915 and gave her year of birth as 1878. She was 36 years and 6 months at the time and her height was measured at 5 feet, 5 inches. The Perth Courier of March 23, 1917 reported that "Miss Evelyn M. Wilson, daughter of Mrs. Robert Cavanagh of Carleton Place, has been decorated a second time. The second decoration appeared in the New Year's honors as she received the Royal Red Cross and first class honors for her work in France where she is a matron of the # 3 Canal Stationary Hospital. In the King's Birthday honors she also received honors." At the time of her mother's death in 1922, Evelyn was of Stamford, Connecticut. During her lifetime, Evelyn collected information about the Patterson family and sent her mother's notes to Virginia Day, who in turn passed these notes to other family members. Evelyn died in 1969 and is buried in Auld Kirk Cemetery near Almonte. The inscription on her monument is; Evelyn Martha Wilson, RN R.R.C. & Bar, 1877 - 1969.

Charles Patterson

Son of Charles Patterson and Jane Lochead Patterson

Charles Patterson was born April 22, 1852. He married Sarah Wilson who was the daughter of Dr. William Wilson and Janet McLaren. Sarah Wilson was born November 8, 1855. The marriage was performed by Rev. William Bain and M. MacGillivray at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church of Perth on January 1, 1875.

On the 1881 census, Charles is a 29 year old carpenter in Carleton Place, Ontario. His wife Sarah Patterson is 25 years old and the family is all of Scottish origin, and Presbyterian. Three children were part of the household. Lizzie Ida Patterson is aged 5, Fred Wilson Patterson is aged 4, and Bertha Patterson was under one year of age.

On the 1900 census for the United States, Fred Wilson Patterson is shown living in Buffalo, New York with his uncle John Wilson. On the 1901 census for Carleton Place, Charles is 48 years old and his wife Sarah is 45 years old. Charles' occupation is millwright. Also living in the household are; Lizzie I., aged 25, born October 4, 1875, a dressmaker; Bertha, aged 21, born January 1, 1880, a tailoress; a son Trevor C. Patterson, aged 18, born October 15, 1882, a bank clerk; Edna E, aged 11, born June 8, 1889; Mildred E., aged 9, born June 15, 1891; and Wilbert R., aged 7, born May 30, 1893.

On the 1911 Census, Charles is still in Carleton Place, Victoria Ward, on William Street. He is 59, a carpenter. Sarah, his wife is 55. Their son Wilbert was living at home, aged 18, with the occupation of clerk.

The Obituary of Charles Patterson, from the Perth Courier of April 29, 1938.

Charles Patterson was a native of Perth and a member of a well known Ottawa Valley family. He died on Sunday at his home in Carleton Place following a short illness. He was 86 years of age. He was the last surviving member of the family of Charles Patterson and Jane Lochead. At an early age he started as a cabinet maker in Perth and went to Carleton Place at 18 years of age, working for many years with Boyd Caldwell as a millwright. In 1892, he worked with his brother George Patterson and helped in the construction of the first electric street cars in America. In 1899 he went to Braeside as a millwright with Gillies Brothers where he remained until his retirement eight years ago. He was married on January 1, 1875 to Sarah Wilson of Carleton Place, who died on November 15, 1937. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Lizzie McLaren at home; Mrs. David Grant of Toronto; Mrs. James Northwood of Ottawa; Miss Edna Wilson of London, Ontario; and Miss Eva at home; two sons, Wilbert of St. Lambert, Quebec; one son, Fred predeceased him. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon to Pine Grove Cemetery.

The children of Charles Patterson and Sarah Wilson Patterson were:

Lizzie Ida Patterson McLaren

Lizzie Ida Patterson was born October 4, 1875 and was a dressmaker at the time of the 1901 census. She married Alexander P. McLaren of Lanark Township on November 19, 1902. The Perth Courier of December 12, 1902 reported the wedding as follows:"Married, on November 19, 1902 at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. Charles Patterson, by the Rev. G.A. Woodside, M.A., Alexander P. McLaren of Lanark Township to Miss Lizzie Patterson of Carleton Place." The Carleton Place Central Canadian reported the following: "A very pleasant evening took place at the residence of Mr. Charles Patterson, William Street last Wednesday evening at 7:00 when his daughter Lizzie and Mr. Alex McLaren of Drummond were married by Rev. Mr. Woodside. The bridesmaid was the bride's sister Bertha and the groomsman was Dave Grant. The festival was enjoyed by a large number of friends of both parties and after a long evening of delights the young couple drove off to their new abode in the township. The bride was born in the town and grew up here into the esteem of all who met her. Her gifts were large in number and ideal in utility. We trust Mr. and Mrs. McLaren will long live and that their home will be sweet and noble."

The Lanark Era reported notices of the children of Lizzie and Alex McLaren. Died at Drummond on Saturday 25th of June, 1904, Myrtle McLaren, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allie McLaren, aged 6 months. Birth at Drummond on Sunday, 25th of February, 1906, Mr. and Mrs. Alex McLaren, of a son. Died, at Carleton Place on Thursday 30th of August, 1906, Wallace Trevor McLaren, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex McLaren, aged six months. Birth at Drummond on Tuesday, 3rd of March, 1908, Mr. and Mrs. Alex McLaren of a son. Birth at Drummond, on Saturday 29th January, 1910, Mr. and Mrs. Allie McLaren, of a daughter. A son, Charlie McLaren was the ring bearer at his aunt and uncle's wedding in 1914, when David E. Grant married Bertha Patterson.

Alexander McLaren and his wife Lizzie are buried at Prestonvale Cemetery. He was born 1872 and died 1951. Elizabeth Ida Patterson McLaren was born October 4, 1875 and died July 17, 1960.

Frederick Wilson Patterson

Frederick Wilson Patterson was born December, 1876 at Carleton Place. By 1900, Fred was living in Buffalo, New York with his uncle John Wilson, who was the brother of his mother Sarah, and also the brother of Martha Patterson Wilson's husband Joseph Wilson. John Wilson is shown as having been born in January of 1847 in Canada, 53 years of age. His parents were Scottish, and he had come to the U.S. in 1885 and was a naturalized citizen, having lived in the U.S. for 15 years. John Wilson's wife Lizzie was born in October, 1864 and was 35 years of age, married 20 years and the mother of 3 children, two living. She was born in Canada. Alfred, a son was 19, born December, 1880 in Canada, a salesman. Alex was born in New York in July, 1888 and is 11, at school. Their nephew, Frederick Patterson was a bookkeeper who had come to the U. S. in 1895, resided there 5 years, and was 23 years old.

From the Carleton Place Herald April 21, 1903:"Word was received here of the death of Frederick Patterson, son of Charles Patterson of this town. Particulars are not at hand but it is understood that typhoid fever was the fatal ailment." From the Carleton Place Herald of April 28, 1903; "The funeral of the late Frederick Patterson took place on Thursday afternoon from his father's residence in Carleton Place to Pine Grove Cemetery and was very largely attended. The deceased was a young man of excellent character and much esteemed and his early demise is much regretted."From the Perth Courier, Friday May 1, 1903: "Mr. and Mrs. Charles Patterson of Carleton Place have received word of the death of their eldest son, Fred, who died at Buffalo, New York, after a short attack of typhoid fever. The deceased was 26 years of age and of excellent character."

Bertha Lenore Patterson Grant

Bertha L. Patterson was born January 1, 1880 at Carleton Place. She married David Grant who was born September 7, 1880 in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan. David's parents were Robert Grant and Jane Lever. On the 1901 census, David was living with his widowed mother, Jane A. Grant, age 52, of Irish descent, and his sister, also named Bertha, aged 27. David was a tailor. At that time, Bertha Patterson was living with her parents and her occupation was tailoress. At the time of their marriage on January 1, 1914, David Grant was aged 33, and insurance salesman. The Perth Courier reported the marriage of David Grant and Bertha Patterson on January 1, 1914. "David E. Grant of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, was married on New Year's to Miss Bertha L. Patterson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Patterson, by Rev. J. J. Monds. Precisely at the appointed hour, the bride entered the drawing room, closely followed by the ring bearer, Master Charlie McLaren, of Prestonvale, nephew of the bride. The bride, who was given away by her father, was beautifully gowned in ivory charmeuse satin, slightly entraine, with tunic of net embroidered with pearls and she carried a bouquet of white carnations and roses. The young couple were the recipients of many beautiful, costly, and useful gifts, some being received from Tacoma and Seattle, Washington; Cochrane and Calgary, Alberta; Moose Jaw, Sask; Winnipeg, Manitoba; New York City; Toronto, Ottawa, Cornwall, Gananoque, Prestonvale, Lanark, Braeside, Carleton Place, etc., thus showing the esteem in which they are held. They will reside in Moose Jaw, Sask. A coincident of this event was the 39th anniversary of the bride's parents' wedding day and the anniversary of the bride's birthday, notes the Carleton Place Herald." At the time of Bertha's father's death in 1938, she was of Toronto. They are both buried at St. James Anglican Cemetery, Carleton Place. David died 1958 and Bertha died 1966.

Trevor C. Patterson

Trevor C. Patterson was born October 15, 1882. He was a bank clerk at the time of the 1901 census, aged 18. A small article regarding Trevor Patterson was printed in the Perth Courier on November 20, 1903. "BANK CHANGES; Mr. Trevor Patterson has returned to Carleton Place from Barrie and is now teller and accountant in the Union Bank."

Edna E. Patterson

Edna E. Patterson was born June 8, 1889. Miss Edna Wilson Patterson was of London, Ontario at the time of her father's death in 1938.

Mildred E. Patterson Northwood

Mildred E. Patterson was born June 15, 1891. She married Mr. James A. Northwood of Ottawa. James A. Northwood was born September 9, 1881 and was the son of William and Margaret Northwood of Ottawa. James was a picture framer at the time of the 1901 census at the age of 19. At the time of Mildred's father's death in 1938, Mrs. James Northwood was of Ottawa. A marriage was recorded which has similar details to the above; however clarification is needed with further research. The details are as follows: James Evelyn NORTHWOOD, 27, Business Man, of Ottawa, son of Wm. NORTHWOOD, Business Man, and Margaret WILSON, married Carrie Norma PATTERSON, 24, of Carleton Place, daughter of Charles PATTERSON, Cabinet Maker, and Sarah WILSON, Witnesses: Herbert B. NORTHWOOD of Ottawa, Bertha L. PATTERSON of Carleton Place, June 23, 1909 at Carleton Place.

Wilbert Roy Patterson

Wilbert R. Patterson was born May 30, 1893 in St. Catharines, Ontario. He was living at home with his parents in 1911 at the age of 18, as a clerk. He enlisted in the First World War on September 25, 1915 and was single, a bank teller at the time. He was of St. Lambert, Quebec at the time of his father's funeral in 1938. He died 1981 and is buried at St. James Anglican Cemetery, Carleton Place. He was the husband of Elizabeth V. Halpenny who was born 1891 and who died 1945. They had a daughter named Jean.

Eva Patterson

Miss Eva Patterson was living at home with her parents at the time of her father's death in 1938.

Robert Patterson

Son of Charles Patterson and Jane Lochead Patterson

In the 1861 census, Robert Patterson was a child of 6 years living with his parents, born 1855. In the 1871 census, Robert was living in his brother William's household and gave his age as 13. Marriage records show that Robert Patterson, 25, mechanic, born Perth Ont., of Eganville, son of Charles Patterson and Jane Lochead, married Rachel Delorme, 23, born Aylmer, of Eganville, daughter of John Delorme and Jane McNeil, witnesses: Robertson and Jane Reeves of Eganville, 31 Aug 1881 at Eganville. Robert Patterson died January 31, 1895 at the age of 40 of Rheumatic Fever. Rheumatic fever can attack the joints and affect the heart. He had been ill 17 days. He was a cabinet maker and his religion was Presbyterian. Therefore, we can conclude that he was born in 1854 or 1855. The article that appeared in the Calgary Herald on Friday, Feb. 1, 1895, page 4, specified that there had been a quarantine in the household. The article stated that "Mr. Robert Patterson died last night and was buried this morning." It further stated "the counsel held a meeting today to consider whether the quarantine should be continued. They concluded that the medical evidence did not justify the continuation of the quarantine. Consequently, the parties will be disinfected and allowed to go." The Renfrew Mercury of February 15, 1895 contains the following, which it copied from the Carleton Place Herald: "The sad news reached the friends in town a few days ago of the death in Calgary, N.W.T. a few days ago of Robert Patterson, son of the late Charles Patterson and brother of William Patterson and Mrs. R. Cavanagh of Carleton Place. Mr. Patterson left here when quite a young man and settled in Eganville where he married and resided for many years. Four or five years ago he removed to Calgary, where he has since lived. Rheumatic fever was the cause of death. Deceased was the youngest in a family of nine and his is the first death."

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