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Luella May Patton Charlton
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Birth: Feb. 16, 1898
Death: Dec. 23, 2007

daughter of Edwin Cooke Patton & Orsella Guiss

married Ellis Carl Charlton, 1925, Salem, Marion Co
Salem's oldest resident, Luella Patton Charlton, died on December 23, just seven weeks before her 110th birthday.

Luella was born in 1898 in her family's Cooke-Patton mansion on Court Street (demolished in 1938 for the construction of the State Library). Her great-grandfather (who built the house) was an early Salem steamboat owner and merchant, her grandfather was a US consul in Japan and her father and uncle, Cooke and Hal Patton, were prominent in Salem political and business life.

After her marriage in 1925, she and her husband built a home on 23rd Street where she lived the rest of her life. The couple had one son; Luella became a widow in 1959.

She read widely, kept up with the news on TV, generously entertained friends, enjoyed humor in conversation and was a beloved neighbor. Luella was possessed of a sharp intellect and invested wisely in the stock market: she owned original issues of Coca-Cola stock and remarked with a smile that they had "split many times".

Luella was a treasury of historical facts about Salem families, businesses and state institutions (Gov. Chamberlain rented a room in her family's home in 1903 while serving in Salem). She is the last of the Pattons to be buried in the family mausoleum in Pioneer Cemetery.

Published in the Salem, Oregon Statesman Journal on November 25, 2012 in an article recapping local events of 2007. (bio source: Salem Pioneer Cemetery Website) 
Family links: 
  Edwin Cooke Patton (1869 - 1929)
  Leah Orsella Guiss Patton (1869 - 1927)
  Ellis Carl Charlton (1894 - 1959)
Salem Pioneer Cemetery
Marion County
Oregon, USA
Plot: 117
Created by: Patty C
Record added: Feb 03, 2008
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Luella May <i>Patton</i> Charlton
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