|Birth: ||Jun. 25, 1851|
|Death: ||Oct. 25, 1923|
Hyatt M. "H.P." Patterson died suddenly 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 25, 1923, after a brief illness. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Atlanta Funeral Directors Association. Services will be held at the First Christian Church on Friday afternoon with the pastor, Rev. I.O. Bricker, officiating. Interment will then take place in West View.
Mr. Patterson had been closely identified with the growth and development of Atlanta for 40 years. He opened H.M. Patterson, Undertaker & Embalmer, September 2, 1882 in the Markham House block, 18 Loyd Street. After it burned in 1896, he moved his business into 32 Peachtree Street where he operated the firm with his son, Fred. On November 1, 1904, the Pattersons moved into a grand new building at 96 N. Forsyth Street as H.M. Patterson & Son Funeral Directors.
While the announcement of H.M. Patterson's death came quite unexpectedly, it was known by his friends that he had been in failing health since the death of his wife on March 12 of this year.
Mr. Patterson's early life was spent on his father's farm in Morrow county, Ohio where he was born. He went to school in a little building on his father's plantation.
In 1872, he moved to Newburg, now a part of Cleveland, Ohio. His first years of undertaking apprenticeship were served with Charles Thomas and later in September, 1881, he moved to Atlanta where he entered the service of George R. Boaz. In the following year he started his own business in the Markham House block.
His next location was a 32 Peachtree street near Five Points and it was not until 1904 that he moved into the pretentious quarters at 96 Forsyth Street, next to Carnegie Library. His ability and great tact won him a front place in his profession.
For nine years he was president of the George state board of embalmers, he was a member of the National Order of Select Morticians, and in addition served three terns as president of the Georgia State Funeral Directors Association. His standing in the financial world is evidenced by the fact that he was a director of Citizens and Southern bank, the Georgia Savings Bank, and the Mortgage Bond and Trust company.
He was a member of the First Christian Church, and was identified with the Independent Order of Old Fellows, Knights of Pythias, and the improved Order of Red Men, the Comanche tribe.
Mr. Patterson was married to Miss Clara Wakefield, who was a Southern girl having been born and reared in Birmingham, Ala.
The children of that marriage were Fred Patterson and Mrs. Bejamin Noble, Jr., of Atlanta.
Surviving Mr. Patterson, besides his children, are one sister, Mrs. Sarah Harbinson of Spencerville, three nephews, John Patterson of Toledo, and Grant and Charles Harbinson of Spencerville, and a brother-in-law, Fred Wakefield of Vermillion. -- The Atlanta Constitution, Oct 26, 1923
Clara Wakefield Patterson (1859 - 1923)*
Frederick Wakefield Patterson (1882 - 1972)*
Claud Patterson Noble (1886 - 1978)*
Created by: Jim (Dr. Mo) Moshinskie,...
Record added: Jun 15, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71449371
He was the President of the Georgia Funeral Directors Association from 1910 to 1911|
Added: May. 18, 2015
He belonged to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, not Old Fellows. The F-L-T stands for "friendship, love, truth".|
Added: Apr. 20, 2013