George, son of George and Ann Marigold Patterson was born July 13, 1821. According to the U.S. Census of the town of Canton, in the County of St. Lawrence in the state of New York, George Patterson was 47 years old on August 7th, 1870, the date of the enumeration. He was a shoemaker, born in Canada, with real estate holdings worth $400.00. His wife was the former Ellen McLean, aged 40 at the time, born in Canada; occupation was keeping house. The children were Mary A., age 16, born in Canada; George, age 13, born in Canada; Caroline, age 11, born in Canada; John, age 9, born in Canada; Walter, age 7, born in Canada; Jennette, age 5, born in Canada; and finally, Bertha, age 2, born in New York.
The 1880 U.S. Census reveals that the family had moved to Rensselaer Falls, St. Lawrence County, New York. George Patterson called himself Gus, and is a 58 year old shoemaker, born 1822 in Canada of a Scottish father and an English mother. His wife Ellen is 48 years old, born 1832 in Canada of Irish parents. By this time, Mary, George and Caroline had left the family home, and Bertha is absent indicating that she may have died young. Their son John Patterson is 18, born 1862 and worked at the sawmill. Walter is 16, born 1864, and also worked at the sawmill. Jennett is 14, born 1866 and goes to school. Everett is 7, born 1873 in New York and goes to school. Florence is 5, born 1875 in New York and goes to school. The youngest, Albert is 2, born 1878.
The 1900 Census for the town of Putney, County Windham in the State of Vermont, reveals that Ella Patterson was widowed, aged 66, born October, 1833 in Canada, mother of 10 children, 8 living, emigrated from Canada in 1866. Living with Ella was her son Albert C., aged 22, born in Vermont in August, 1877. By 1910, Ellen is now living with daughter Florence Doty, Florence's husband Vernon, and their daughter Margaret in Montpelier, Vermont.
George E. and Ellen Patterson are buried at Maple Grove Cemetery in the village of Putney, on right side of Old Route 5, approximately 0.2 miles south of Putney Town Hall. The inscription reads: George E. Patterson born July 13, 1821, died Aug. 27, 1894. Father. Ellen McLean, his wife, born Oct. 16, 1833, died Aug. 12, 1912. Mother. The burial records show George's full name as George Edwin Patterson.
The children of George Patterson and his wife Ellen McLean Patterson were:
Mary A. Patterson was born in Canada in November 1854. By the time of the 1880 census she had moved from the family home. The 1900 census for Putney, County Windham in the state of Vermont, shows that Mary was aged 45 and she had married Murillo G. Williams who was born September, 1858. They had been married 15 years. There were 3 children in the household: Beulah M. born January, 1887, aged 13; Finette L. born September 1888, aged 11; and Vernon M. born August 1893, aged 6. All were born in Vermont. Murillo Williams was a general merchant. By the 1910 census, Beulah had moved from the family home. By 1920, only Murillo and Mary remained in the family home. Mary and Murillo's son Vernon was living in Putney, Vermont at the time of the 1920 census. The household included Vernon M. Williams, age 26, his wife Elvira E. Williams, age 25, and two daughters, Christina M, age 4, and Florence E., age 1. A boarder also lived with the family. Vernon M. Williams was working at the paper mill at the time. At the time of the 1920 census, Finette was married to James P. Meaney, meat market proprietor, born in New Hampshire, aged 41, the son of Irish parents. Finette Meaney was aged 31, and the family lived in Claremont, New Hampshire. A daughter, Mary E. Meaney, aged 6 lived with the family. Mary Williams died in 1923, and her husband Murillo married again. According to the 1930 US census, Murillo was aged 71 and had married a woman named Beulah, aged 51, who was born in Canada. They had married in 1924. He died 1933. Finette Meaney was divorced from James P. Meaney at the time of the 1930 census. She was aged 41, the clerk in a clothing store in Claremont, New Hampshire.
George Patterson was born in Canada in August 1856. By the time of the 1880 census, he had moved from the family home. The 1900 census for Tuscarora Township in the county of Cheboygan, Michigan, reveals that George E. Patterson was 43 years old, but gave his birthplace as New York. His wife Estella was born November, 1858, in Canada, and is 42 years old. Also living with George and Estella is Estella's mother, Ann Flannagan, born in Ireland in April, 1822. She was the mother of 7, 4 living. The 1910 census for Cheboygan Michigan shows that George Patterson is aged 53 and his wife Estella is aged 51. They did not have any children. George's occupation is lumberman. George was the Vice President of the Embury Martin Lumber Company. Living with George and Estella is a nephew, Carleton Patterson, aged 13. Carleton was the son of Caroline Patterson and William Henry Clouse, but was raised as a son. According to a direct descendant, Carleton had lived with his aunt and uncle in northern Michigan from the age of 4 due to a asthmatic condition. Mr. and Mrs. George Patterson were living at Birmingham, Michigan during 1930 when they made a trip to Perth, Ontario to visit relatives. The 1930 census for Birmingham, Michigan shows that George is aged 73; age at his marriage was 26 years; his wife Estella M. was born in Canada and was aged 71.
An obituary for Estella Patterson was published in the Cheboygan Observer, January 4, 1934. "Mrs. George Patterson Dies at Birmingham. The old home town friends of Mr. and Mrs. George Patterson will be grieved to learn of the death of Mrs. Patterson which occurred at the Patterson home in Birmingham Wednesday morning. Mrs. Patterson had been ailing for a considerable time, but local friends of the family were not aware that her ailment had assumed dangerous stages. The funeral will be held at Birmingham at 2:00 Friday afternoon and interment will be there. Mr. and Mrs. Patterson had long been identified with the business and social interests of Cheboygan and community, moved away from here about 18 years ago, after Mr. Patterson ceased to be identified with the Embury-Martin Lumber Company. They took up their residence at Birmingham where they have since resided. They have made frequent trips back in the old home community and for years spent most of the summers here at a cottage at Mullet Lake." Another obituary was published in the Birmingham Eccentric, January 4, 1934. "Death Claims Old Resident. Mrs. George E. Patterson, 76, Succumbs to Long Illness. Funeral services for Mrs. George E. Patterson, 76 years old, a resident of Birmingham for the past 13 years, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday from the S.O. Wylie Bell Home, with entombment in White Chapel Memorial Cemetery, the Rev. W. Clarence Wright, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Mrs. Patterson, wife of a retired lumberman, died early Wednesday morning at her home, 481 West Maple Avenue. She suffered a stroke several years ago and had been confined to her bed the past year and a half. She was born in Grand Bend, Ontario, on April 10, 1858, coming to Michigan as a small child. She was married January 17, 1882 in Saginaw and had lived in Cheboygan and Pontiac before coming to Birmingham. She is survived by her husband, a son, Carleton C., of Birmingham; two grandchildren, a sister Mrs. Nell Quigley of New York City; and several nephews and nieces including Mrs. Ray S. Falk of Pontiac."
Caroline Patterson was born in Canada in 1859. By the time of the 1880 census, she had moved from the family home. She married William H. Clouse. The 1900 Census for the town of Colchester in Delaware County, New York, reveals that Caroline's daughter, Ellen R. Clouse, aged 7, born April, 1893 in Vermont was a member of Jennett Patterson Tucker's household. The 1910 census for Cheboygan, Michigan shows that Caroline's son, Carleton, aged 13 was a member of the household of George and Estelle Patterson. Caroline's siblings were entrusted with the care of two of her children. The 1910 census for Los Angeles, California shows William H. Clouse aged 52 working as a labourer in a factory; his wife Carrie, aged 48; Harold, aged 18; and Ellen, aged 17. Carrie E. Clouse died October 16, 1918 in Los Angeles County at the age of 58. An obituary for Caroline Clouse was published in the L.A. Times October 17, 1918 as follows: "CLOUSE. At No. 5222 Lexington Avenue, October 16, Mrs. Carrie Ellen Clouse, aged 58 years, beloved wife of W. H. Clouse and mother of Mrs. M. S. Ament of this city, Harold W. Clouse of the United States Army in France, and Carleton P. Clouse of the United States Navy, Grosse Island, Michigan. Funeral services will be private. Friday at 2 p.m. at the grave in Hollywood Cemetery. " The 1920 census for Los Angeles, California shows that William H. Clouse is aged 63; Louisa Clouse, presumably his wife, is aged 30, and son, Harold W. is aged 29. William H. Clouse died October 25, 1937 in Los Angeles County at the age of 81. The obituary for William Henry Clouse was published in the L. A. Times on Tuesday October 26, 1937. " CLOUSE. William Henry Clouse, beloved father of Harold W. Clouse, Mrs. Ellen M. Ament and Carleton C. Patterson of Birmingham, Mich. Funeral services 10 a.m. Wednesday at Garrett Brothers Mortuary, 921 Venice Boulevard."
Caroline Patterson and William H. Clouse had the following children:
Harold William Clouse who was born August 12, 1891 in Mechanicsburg, Vermont. The 1910 census for Los Angeles, California shows William H. Clouse aged 52 working as a labourer in a factory; his wife Carrie, aged 48; Harold, aged 18; and Ellen, aged 17. Harold was a World War 1 enlistee and later worked as an ice deliverer. Harold died at the age of 90, a resident of Pasadena, California, July 17, 1982.
Ellen Ruth Clouse was born April 13, 1893 in Springfield, Vermont. Birth records from the State of Vermont show that Ellen's mother and father were both born in Canada. Her father William H. was a clerk, and the family lived in Putney Vermont. Ellen's mother was named Carolina Patterson. The 1900 Census for the town of Colchester in Delaware County, New York reveals that Ellen, aged 7, was a member of Jennett Patterson Tucker's household. Ellen married Martin S. Ament. Martin Simon Ament was born February 5, 1892 in Tamazula, Mexico to a father of U.S. descent. The 1920 census for Manhattan New York shows Ellen, aged 26 living with her husband Martin S. Ament, also aged 26. Martin was born in Mexico, of Spanish descent, and was working as a translator. Two children lived in the household. Wesley was aged 4 and Janet was aged 3, both born in California. The family lived in the household next to Janet and Louis Tucker, Ellen's maternal aunt. The 1930 Census shows Martin S. Ament, born Mexico, father born Tennessee, mother born Mexico, aged 37; Ellen M., aged 37, born Vermont, parents born Canada; Wesley A., aged 14, born California; Janet E., aged 13, born California; Donald M., aged 8, born California; Louis R., aged 6, born California. Martin's home is worth $7,500 and he is a manager of a specialty foods store. Martin Samuel Ament died January 31, 1979 at Bakersfield, California. Ellen married a second time Harvey A. Miller, born in Canada Sept. 19, 1896; his mother's maiden name was Seigrist and he died July 21, 1992 at the age of 95 in Bakersfield, Kern County, California. Ellen died May 13, 1970 aged 77. Ellen M. Miller was divorced from Martin Simon Ament and was married to Harvey Miller at the time of her death. Her obituary was published in the Bakersfield Californian, May 14, 1970 page 42. "Miller, Ellen M.--Services will be held at Hillcrest Mortuary Chapel tomorrow at 1:00 pm for Ellen M. Miller, 77, of 212 Griffith Street, who died May 13 in a Bakersfield hospital. The Rev. Glenn D. Puder, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, will officiate at the chapel service. Mrs. Miller was born in Springfield, Vermont and has resided in California for 63 years. Mrs. Miller is survived by her widower, Harvey; sons Wesley A. Ament of Los Angeles, Donald M. Ament of Gold Beach, Oregon and Lewis R. Ament of Bakersfield; daughter Janet DiGesu of Pacific Grove; brothers Harold Clouse of Pasadena and Carleton Patterson of Pontiac, Michigan. Pallbearers will be Paul Ament, Joel Ament, Marc Ament, Neil Ament, Cornelius Vander Hook and Harold Robinson. Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Ellen's eldest son, Wesley A. Ament was born September 2, 1915 and died October 1, 1989 at Glenrock, Wyoming. Glenrock, The Wyoming Independent of Glenrock reported the obituary in October, 1989. "Wesley Albert Ament. No services were held for Wesley Albert Ament, 74, at his request. Mr. Ament died Sunday, October 1, 1989 at his home in Glenrock from an apparent heart attack. Wesley was born September 2, 1915 in Los Angeles, California, the son of Martin Samuel and Ellen (Clouse) Ament. He was reared and educated in Los Angeles where he graduated from high school. He attended the Glendale Junior College in Glendale, California. He worked for Superior Food Company in Los Angeles for several years. During World War II he canned food for the U.S. Army. He began his own jobber business in which he bought and sold food products. He was married to Margaret Holcombe on July 28, 1938 in Yuma, Arizona. He retired in 1972 and moved to Santa Barbara, California where he lived until moving to Glenrock in June of 1988. He was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous and he was sober for 17 years. He was an avid bowler and was active in the Glenrock Senior Citizens. He is survived by his former wife Margaret Miller of Glenrock; two daughters, Lynn Vanderhook of Santa Barbara and Lee Wells of Glenrock; one sister, Janet DeGesu and two brothers Don Ament and Lewis Ament all of California; and four grandchildren: Tina Vanderhook and Susan Vanderhook both of Santa Barbara and Joanie Wells and Frank H. Wells both of Glenrock. He was preceded in death by both his parents. A memorial to the Glenrock Senior Citizens would be equally appreciated by the family. The Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas was in charge of the arrangements." Janet Ament De La Roche, Ellen's second child was an artist. From ASK ART-The American Artists Bluebook, Janet Ament De La Roche (Mrs. Victor DiGesu) was born in Hollywood, California in 1917. Her father was a prominent businessman in southern California, having owned the Superior Mexican Food Company. At the outset of World War II she joined the Marines to break away from her family. She wanted to be an artist. Her family wanted her to be a secretary. She was also an avid flamenco dancer, a hobby she continued most of her life. Attended the Los Angeles School of Art and Design; member of the Carmel Art Association; painted in oil abstract subjects; her style was abstract expressionism. Her husband, Victor Digesu was born July 1, 1914 to Italian parents, Matthew and Concettara DiGesu, and died in Monterey, California on September 23, 1988. Janet E. Digesu born December 13, 1916, died April 15, 2000, Pacific Grove, Monterey, California. From the Monterey County Herald, April 22, 2000 page B3"Janet de la Roche, a well known and respected Peninsula painter for nearly half a century, died on April 15 at the age of 85. Born in Hollywood, she attended Otis and Choinard Art Institutes and later the new Jepson Art School where she met her husband Victor De Gisu. Wanting to escape the stifling "Sanity in Art" movement prominent in post-World War II America the DeGisus embarked for Europe in 1952. Studying primarily in Paris but with sojourns to Rome and Spain, they became followers of Earl Kercam, who is reputed to have influenced Pollack and Kline. In France, de la Roche exhibited at the "Americans in Paris" show, the Grand Palais in the Salon d'Automne, and other locales. Returning to Pacific Grove in 1956, the DiGesus quickly became an inimitable presence in the art community, as notable for their non-conformist values as their distinctive painting style. A Bohemian in the truest sense, de la Roche was a featured artist in the documentary film "Longtimers" and also a book by photographer John McCleary. After her husband's death in 1998, Janet continued to paint, teach, and delight her many friends and students with her beloved flamenco dance. A Memorial celebrating her life will be announced later." Ellen's third child, Donald Martin Ament was born August 10, 1921 and died July 30, 1991. He was a Corporal with the U. S. Marine Corps and served in World War 2. He married Virginia who was born August 30, 1922 and who died November 24, 1992. They are both buried at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon. The Curry County Reporter of Aug. 7, 1991 reported the death of Donald M. Ament as follows;"Donald M. Ament, 69, a long time resident of Gold Beach, died at Curry General Hospital on Tuesday, July 30. He was born in Hollywood, California on Aug. 10, 1921 and moved from Glendale to this area in 1968. Don and Virginia were married in Bakersfield in 1967. He was active in the formation of Cedar Bend Golf Course and has many friends who will miss him greatly. Memorial services are pending and will be announced later. He is survived by his wife Virginia of Gold Beach; two daughters, Vanessa Stone of Studio City, California and Jan Seabold of Glendale; one son Jim Thombella of Santa Barbara; and three grandchildren. Arrangements are under the direction of the Gold Beach Funeral Home. Cremation took place at Litty's Crematorium.
Carleton was born March 1, 1897 at Brattlboro, Vermont. According to a direct descendant, around the age of 4, he went to live with his aunt and uncle in northern Michigan because he was suffering from asthma. In 1910, Carleton Patterson was 13 years of age and lived with George and Estella Patterson, in Cheboygan, Michigan. George and Estella Patterson treated Carleton as their son. The Pontiac Daily Press Sept. 4, 1923 published the following story. "Bridal Party Guests at Dinner for Rehearsal. Mr. and Mrs. George E. Patterson, of Birmingham, were hosts at a bridge-tea yesterday at Lone Pine Tea House in honor of their son Carleton C. Patterson, and young people who will compose the bridal procession at their wedding tomorrow evening. Four tables were at play, Miss Dorothea Christian and Carleton Patterson winning high scores. The bride-elect's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Patterson, are to give the rehearsal dinner this evening at the Pine Lake Country Club. The marriage service will be conducted by Rev. J.R.J. Milligan of the First Presbyterian Church in the home of the bride's parents on south Saginaw St. tomorrow evening at 7:00 following which there will be a large reception for the guests at the Aviation Country Club." The next day the Pontiac Daily Press, Sept. 5, 1923, published the following: Rehearsal Dinner at Pine Lake for Patterson Wedding. The rehearsal dinner given at Pine Lake Country club last evening by Mr. and Mrs. John H. Patterson marked the conclusion of a round of pre-nuptial affairs given in honor of the marriage of their only daughter, Marion, to Carleton C. Patterson of Birmingham, which is to take place this evening. Seated at a table which had at its centerpiece a huge cluster of gladioli were the prospective bride and bridegroom, the hosts and the wedding party, including Miss Ruth Souders of Clarksburg, W. Virginia and the bridesmaids, Miss Dorothy Herrington of Newburgh, N.Y.; Misses Mary Catherine Kellell, Otille Moss and Dorothea Christian; the best man, Raymond C. Smith and Minot Lane, Charlton Loucks, Harry Jewell, all of Detroit; and Cass Windlake. Other guests were Miss Lucille Hamlin of Akron, Ohio, a former schoolmate of Miss Patterson at Russell Sage College, Troy, N.Y.; and Lawrence Souders of Clarksburg, W.Virginia, brother of the maid of honor. Silver bracelets with rhinestone settings having the date and respective monograms engraved thereon were Miss Patterson's gifts to her attendants. Mr. Patterson presented his best man and ushers black leather bill folds on which their names and the wedding date were engraved. The bridal party went to the home of the bride's parents at the conclusion of the dinner where the wedding rehearsal was conducted by Rev. J.R.J. Milligan. After the ceremony at 7:00 this evening there is to be a reception at the Aviation Country Club which will be attended by a large number of local and out-of-town guests. The list of pre-nuptials is a long one, including a bridge-tea by Miss Kellell, an afternoon bridge by Miss Katharine Harris, a bridge-luncheon by Miss Alice Perry, a bridge-luncheon at lone Pine Tea House by Miss Moss, a picnic by Misses Christian and Josephine Walter at the former's summer home at Watkins Lake, a dinner-dance for the bridal party at the Detroit Golf Club by the best man, and a bridge-tea for the bridal party at Lone Pine Inn on Labor Day by the bridegroom's parents." The father of the bride, John H. Patterson was in business with Clarence K. Patterson in the firm Patterson and Patterson at 44 North Saginaw Street in Pontiac. He was also Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pontiac Commercial and Savings Bank. He and his wife Ella S. resided at 145 South Saginaw. Carlton Patterson's wedding was announced in the Cheboygan Democrat, Sept. 13, 1923."Carleton C. Patterson, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Patterson, formerly of this city, was united in marriage to Miss Marion Patterson at the home of the latter in Pontiac. Mr. and Mrs. Percy T. Dudley and son Ben of this city were in attendance at the wedding. A number of other old Cheboygan people who now live away and are close friends of the Pattersons were present at the wedding which was a brilliant one in Pontiac society. Carleton Patterson was born and raised here and we know him as a splendid young fellow. The young people are now away on their honeymoon being spent in upper Michigan and on their return will go to housekeeping in their home town." Marion Patterson was the daughter of John Patterson, an attorney in Pontiac Michigan. She was born in Michigan around 1901. In 1930, the census of Birmingham, Oakland County, Michigan, reveals that Carleton Patterson is 33, married at 26. He owns his own home and the value of his assets is $15,000. He was born in New York and his parents were both born in New York. He works as a bond salesman for an investment company. His wife, Marion Patterson is 29, married at age 22, born in Michigan, and both parents born in Michigan. There were two children, Carleton C. Patterson is aged 4, born in Michigan; Lois H. Patterson is 9 months, born in Michigan. Carleton Patterson died in March of 1981, and his last residence was Troy, County of Oakland, Michigan.
More information about Carleton C. Patterson was published in the Birmingham (Michigan) Eccentric,Thursday, May 18, 1944."Father and Son In World Wars With U.S. Navy." A Photo of father and son in U.S. Navy Uniforms Standing by a Window accompanied the article. Here is the father and son team from the C.C. Patterson home with C.C., Sr., of World War I on the left and C.C., Jr., of World War II on the right. Home folk here in Birmingham know them both and today they are together again after C.C., Jr., of the U.S. Coast Guard, has returned from another overseas trip aboard an escort destroyer. The younger of the sailors has to leave again Saturday to return to an Atlantic port to rejoin his ship and another trip some place in the Atlantic battle zone. Carleton C. Patterson, Sr., of the Birmingham selective service board, took his boot training at Great Lakes, Illinois and then was assigned to officers' training school at Ann Arbor after several months on patrol duty. He was at Ann Arbor when the war ended in 1918 and was at once placed on the inactive list. On a recent visit home, the junior member of the team inveigled his father to take his old navy suit out of the mothballs and have the team picture taken. Carleton, Jr., is now a ship's photographer and has made a number of trips at sea since joining the Coast Guard. He received his boot training at Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn and then took his quartermaster's course in the same school He is known as a "quartermaster striker". Photography is his hobby. And in his case it has paid off. His duty takes him all over the ship and he is known by every officer and most of the men. He serves largely on the bridge." From the Birmingham (Michigan) Eccentric, January 19, 1967. "Mrs. Patterson Dies Suddenly in Sarasota. Mrs. Carleton C. (Marion P.) Patterson, 66 of 815 Woodland, Birmingham, died suddenly Wednesday while vacationing in Sarasota, Florida. A native of Pontiac, she had lived in the Birmingham area most of her life. Mrs. Patterson was the founder and first president of the Needlework Guild in Birmingham in which she was still active. She was also a member of the Bloomfield Open Hunt Club, the Birmingham branch of the WNFGA, Red Cross, Pontiac General Hospital Auxiliary, D.A.R. and the Women's City Club. She attended the First Presbyterian Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Carleton C. Patterson, Jr., of Birmingham, a daughter Mrs. Robert Sligh of Holland, a brother Clarence Patterson of Orchard Lake and five grandchildren. Services, arranged by the Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home at Pontiac will take place at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church with burial following at White Chapel." From the Birmingham (Michigan) Eccentric, April 1, 1981, page 13A Carleton C. Patterson, Sr. Carleton C. Patterson, Sr., of Bloomfield Hills died March 27 at the age of 84. Mr. Patterson was the founder of the Thatcher-Patterson Insurance Agency. He retired in 1972. Born in Brattleboro, Vermont, Mr. Patterson received his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan in 1920. He also attended the University of Detroit Law School. Mr. Patterson was a member Phi Gamma Delta, the Bloomfield Open Hunt Club, the Pontiac Rotary, the Orchard Lake Country Club and the Pontiac City Club. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War I and on the Birmingham Selective Service Board during World War II. For the latter, he received a citation from the President. Mr. Patterson is survived by his wife, Frances Bathrick Graham of Bloomfield Hills; one son, Carleton C., Jr., of Birmingham; a daughter Lois Sligh of Holland; and five grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be sent to Starr Commonwealth for Boys, Route 2, Albion, Michigan 49224. William R. Hamilton Company's Bell Chapel handled the funeral arrangements."
John Patterson was born in Canada in 1862. At the time of the 1880 Census he was 18, and worked in the sawmill at Rensselaer Falls, New York. He died of unknown cause during his 20's while on a visit to see his older brother George E. Patterson.
Walter B. Patterson was born in Canada in born Sept. 15, 1862, according to records of the Flint, Michigan Genealogical Society. At the time of the 1880 Census he was 16, and worked in the sawmill at Rensselaer Falls, New York. In 1900, the census shows Walter was living in Huntington, Indiana with his wife Lillian, born 1871. Their daughter Mildred O. was born 1894 and was 5 years old. At the 1910 census, Walter B. Patterson lived at Tuscarora Township, Cheboygan, Michigan. He was 46 years of age, and gave his birthplace as New York. His occupation is lumbering in his own woods. His wife Lillian is 39 years of age, born in Indiana. A daughter Mildred O. was aged 15, and born in Indiana. A son George E., aged 7, was also born in Indiana. Lillian Patterson died on January 9, 1913. Her obituary was published in the Cheboygan Democrat Jan. 17, 1913." Mrs. Lillian Patterson, one of the well known and highly respected residents of Indian River, died at Grace Hospital, Detroit, Jan. 9, 1913 at 10:00 a.m. aged 41 years, 9 months and 5 days. She had been ill for some time and went to the hospital accompanied by her husband for treatment, where she underwent an operation. The operation was a successful one and while her condition was serious, it was thought she would recover but she was taken with a relapse and her condition became critical. The deceased was a daughter of A. and Mary Burnett of Elkhart, Indiana where she was born and grew to womanhood. Her parents preceded her in death several years ago. She was married to Walter B. Patterson in the city of her birth about twenty years ago and came to Indian River shortly after. To this union were born two children, Mildred O. and George E., Jr. Mrs. Patterson was a woman well liked and respected by her neighbors, and was an affectionate wife and a kind and loving mother. She leaves to mourn her loss a husband, two children, a sister Mrs. Ellen Dailey of Roanoke, Indiana, two brothers,Charles Burnett of Elkhart, Indiana and William Burnett of Vandalia, Michigan. The obsequies were held at the family residence at 1:30 pm Saturday. A very able and appropriate sermon was delivered by Reverend Graves from Jeremiah 15th Chapter, 9th Verse "Her sun has gone down while it was yet day". From thence the form was born by loving hands to Oak Hill Cemetery to sleep the last long sleep but to be awakened by the voice of the Master." Walter Patterson married a second time at age 53 to Alice Young, aged 42. The marriage took place on May 13, 1919. The census for 1920 for the city of Flint, Michigan shows that Walter B. and Alice M. are living with George E. Patterson, aged 18, the son of Walter. Walter is working for the American Express Company. In 1920, Walter and Lillian's daughter Mildred O. Patterson was aged 25, living with the Norton family in Cheboygan Michigan as a public school teacher. The census for 1930 shows that Walter and Alice were still living in the city of Flint, Michigan. Walter B. Patterson, born New York, parents born New York, aged 66, owns his home, with a value of assets $10,000, and works as paint salesman. His wife, Alice H. Patterson, born Indiana, parents born Indiana, works as a presser in a laundromat. Walter's son, George E. Patterson, 27, born Indiana, father born New York, mother born Michigan, works as an electrical appliance salesman. Walter died July 4, 1934, and is buried at Gracelawn Cemetery, Flint. His obituary was published in the Flint, Michigan Journal, Thursday, July 5, 1934, as follows: Patterson--Walter B. Patterson, aged 70 years, died Wednesday, July 4 at his home, 301 Carton. Funeral service will be at 2:00 pm Friday, July 6, 1934 from the Howard A. Loss & Co. Funeral Home. Rev. E.H. Longman will officiate. Burial will be in Gracelawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Howard A. Loss & Co. Relatives surviving are his wife Alice, one daughter Mrs. George Carpenter and one son, George E. Patterson. Also surviving are two brothers, George E. Patterson of Birmingham, Michigan and Everett Patterson of Jackson, Michigan and two sisters, Mrs. Lewis Tucker of Syracuse, New York and Mrs. Vernon Doty of Montpelier, Ohio. Information received from Grace Lawn Community Cemetery confirms that Walter B. Patterson was interred alone and therefore Alice Young Patterson and Walter's two children were not buried with him.
Jennett or Janet Patterson was born at Prescott, Ontario in 1866. Marriage records for the State of Vermont show that Janet was born at Prescott, P. Q., the daughter of Geo. E. Patterson and his wife Ellen. She married Lewis P. Tucker on March 22, 1887 in Johnson, Vermont. Janet R. Patterson was 21 years of age, and had emigrated to the U. S. in 1867. Lewis P. Tucker was born 1865 in Mt. Holly, Vermont. He was the son of Sylvester and Laura Tucker. At the time of his marriage to Jenet R. Patterson, he was 23 years of age. His father Sylvester Tucker was a clergyman and his mother's name was listed as Lura J. The 1900 Census for the town of Colchester in Delaware County, New York, shows Janet Tucker, aged 34, born May, 1866 in Canada; Lewis Tucker, aged 36, born April, 1864 in Vermont; and a niece Ellen M. Clouse, aged 7, born April, 1893 in Vermont. The 1910 census shows Janet R. aged 42, and Lewis P. Tucker aged 46 in Walton village, district of Delaware, New York. Lewis P. Tucker is a Methodist Clergyman. A boarder named Evelyn lives with them. The 1920 Census shows the Tuckers living in Manhattan, New York. A boarder lives with them. Lewis is 55 and Janet is 53. He is the superintendent of an anti-saloon league. By 1930, the U. S. Census listed Lewis P. Tucker, age 66, and his wife Janet R., age 63, as living in Syracuse, Onandaga County, New York. Lewis is a superintendent for a publishing agency.
Bertha was born in New York about 1868. By the time of the 1880 census she may have died as she was not included among the list of family members.
Everett F. was born in May, 1873 in New York and at the time of the 1880 census, went to school at Rensselaer Falls, New York. The 1900 census for the town of Leominster in Massachusetts shows that Everett was aged 27, and living with his wife Clara who was born June 1876. Everett was a salesman of groceries. At the 1910 census for Tuscarora Township, Cheboygan, Michigan, Everett F. Patterson was aged 36, lumbering in his own woods. He was married to Clara, aged 31, who was born in Massachusetts. A daughter, Estella L. Patterson was aged 2. At the 1920 census for Jackson County, Michigan, Everett F. Patterson is aged 45 and his wife Clara L. is aged 40. Their daughter Estella L. is aged 11. An Italian lodger was living with the family. Everett's occupation was manager of Standard Oil. The 1930 census for Jackson County, Michigan shows that Everett is 46, born New York, age 55, and the value of his assets is $6,000. He was working as a city agent for an oil corporation. His wife, Clara L. Patterson is 49.
Florence was born in June 1874 in New York. In 1898, Florence married Vernon Doty, a jeweler, born May 1870. The census for 1900 shows Vernon and Florence were living in the town of Bradford, Orange County, Vermont. A daughter, Margaret V. was born December, 1899 in Vermont. By the 1910 census, Vernon Doty and his wife Florence and daughter Margaret are in Montpelier Vermont. Florence's mother Ellen Patterson is living with the family. By the 1920 Census of Montpelier, Vermont, Florence Doty, aged 45, and born in New York, is living with her husband, Vernon Doty, aged 49, born in Vermont. A 20 year old daughter Margaret lived with them, as well as a maid. Vernon is listed as an insurance auditor.
Albert C. was born August 1877 in either New York or Vermont. At the time of the 1900 Census, Albert was 22 years old and living with his widowed mother, Ella in the town of Putney, County Windham in the State of Vermont. Albert C. Patterson married May Scott who was born 1880 and who died 1935. At the time of the 1910 Census for Putney, Vermont, May Scott Patterson is living with her parents Horace and Martha Scott. May is aged 30 and her daughter Dorothy, aged 4 is living with them. Albert C. Patterson died 1914. In 1920, May Scott Patterson was living in the town of Longmeadow, Massachusetts as a 39 year old widow housekeeper for a private family named White. May's 13 year old daughter Dorothy was living with the White family as a lodger. At the time of the 1930 census, May and Dorothy are living in the city of Springfield in Hampden County, Massachusetts. May S. Patterson is 49, born in Vermont, father born Massachusetts, mother born Vermont. Dorothy M.Patterson is 25, single, born in New York, father born New York, mother born Vermont. Dorothy works as a teacher in the public schools. Albert C. Patterson and his wife May Scott Patterson are buried at Maple Grove Cemetery, Putney, Vermont.
The Perth Courier of October 3, 1930 published a small article about Janet Tucker and George Patterson, children of George Patterson. The article reports as follows: Mr. and Mrs George Patterson of Birmingham, Michigan, accompanied by his sister Mrs. L. P. Tucker of Syracuse N. Y. called on their cousin Mrs. W. H. Allan, Wilson St. on Wednesday of this week. Mr. Patterson is a nephew of the late James Patterson, bailiff.Click here to return to the Patterson main page.