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Emma Patterson Alston
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Birth: Apr. 7, 1878
Center
Attala County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Nov. 6, 1971
Center
Attala County
Mississippi, USA

-Information taken from 2004 Patterson Family Reunion Booklet in public files at the Attala County Genealogy Deptů(photo attached)


Was born April 7, 1878. To Columbus and Mariah Patterson; near the Center Church of God (recently rebuilt). Grandma Emma died Nov. 6, 1971 at the age of 93. The Patterson Family home was about 1/4 miles from the Center Post Office and the one store that made up The Center Community. The Center Post Office remained open and a local country store until near the Mid 50's. This is the area in which Pa Fate and Grandma Emma spent their entire lives. All 12 children were born and reared in this one area. This writer remembers Ma Emma's sisters Aunt Mariah, Aunt Ada, Aunt Ollie and heard of Aunt Basie and Aunt Zola. I remember Uncle Oscar and know of Uncles: Will, Tobe, Grover and Henry. Most grand children and some great grandchildren remember the hearty laugh of Pa Fate the Delicious un-matched "Tea Cakes" of Grandma Emma. I visited Grandma Emma often and she knew why; but she was always glad to see me and always said "Don't Hurry" when I got up to leave and told me to "Come Back". She lived with us for a short period of time and when she moved back to her house; I don't remember a day that passed, that my dad didn't go to see how Ma was doing. Ma Emma was "special" to all of us.




 
 
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 Parents:
  Columbus Patterson (1841 - 1902)
  Mariah J White Patterson (1848 - 1883)
 
 Spouse:
  Lafayett Alston (1865 - 1954)
 
 Children:
  Zelma Alston Wells (1896 - 1994)*
  Wade William Alston (1899 - 1981)*
  McKinley "Mack" Alston (1901 - 1994)*
  Alberta Alston Simmons (1901 - 1971)*
  Chester Alston (1904 - ____)*
  Milton Alston (1905 - 1923)*
  Fate Columbus Alston (1907 - 1984)*
  Fleming Alston (1909 - 1985)*
  Izen Alston (1914 - 1992)*
  Wardean Alston Kern (1916 - 1998)*
  Roosevelt Alston (1918 - 1972)*
  W S Austin (1922 - 2004)*
 
 Siblings:
  Eliza Jane Patterson Jamison (1860 - 1935)*
  William Solomon Patterson (1869 - 1934)*
  Ollie McCoy Gregory (1872 - 1967)**
  Alabama McCoy Wilson (1874 - 1973)**
  Emma Patterson Alston (1878 - 1971)
  Bruce McCoy (1881 - 1969)**
  Mariah Patterson Tripplett (1883 - 1948)*
  Ada Ethel Patterson Jamison (1891 - 1952)**
  Grover C Patterson (1895 - 1990)**
  Oscar Patterson (1897 - 1982)**
  Lesugh J Patterson (1898 - 1898)**
  Zola D Patterson Cooper (1901 - 1992)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Patterson Cemetery
Center
Attala County
Mississippi, USA
 
Created by: Lisa Goss Sanders
Record added: Jan 15, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83468834
Emma <i>Patterson</i> Alston
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Emma <i>Patterson</i> Alston
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Emma <i>Patterson</i> Alston
Added by: Lisa Goss Sanders
 
 
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