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Franklin Patterson
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Birth: Apr. 23, 1833
Columbia County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 31, 1912
Page County
Iowa, USA

The subject of this sketch, Mr. Frank Paterson, was born in Columbia Co N. Y., April 23, 1833. At the age of 22 he came west and settled in Henry Co. Ill. Here he married Miss Elizabeth Stitt, March 1, 1860. In 1881 he moved to Iowa, settling near Yorktown, Page Co. where he had resided since. He was the father of ten children, seven of whom are living and six of whom have homes of their own. They are: Ellen M. wife of Samuel Cox of Burchard, Neb.; Alice N. wife of Allen Kennedy of Holton, Kas ; Jerome L of Yorktown, Iowa; Olive, wife of L L. Johnson of Gravity; Frank A. of Yorktown, Orson H. of Holton, Kas.; Jessie C. wife of S. A. Kepner of Shambaugh. Death visited his home four times, bereaving him of three daughters and his wife. Sarah J. wife of Harvey E. Bearce having eleven children, Cynthia wife of Robert Shearer having one child and Etta E. who died at the age of 19. But the greatest loss of Mr. Paterson's life was that of his wife who yielded to the summons Feb. 26, 1882. One who knows has said: "They had been companions for 22 years. A comfort, a help and a solace to each other." She was born Sept. 12, 1841, was a consistent christian woman and an active and acceptable member of the Methodist church. Mr. Paterson was a loyal follower of Christ. In early youth he united with the M. E. church which be dearly loved and served in various capacities and for the greater part of his life in the capacity of class leader and Sunday school superintendent. It is in this latter capacity that his church at Yorktown will long hold Mr. Paterson grateful remembrance. Always on time and in his place, ever seeking the best in old and young. Always hopeful and happy. He was an inspiring leader, active, alert, faithful and true. His illness was long, his suffering intense, yet he retained his happy outlook and though anxious to depart yet fully resigned, waiting with loving patience for the summons of his Lord, which came March 31, 1912 in the good old age of 87 years, 11 months and 7 days. Services were held in the M. E. church, April 2, 1912, at 2 p. m , the pastor being assisted by the Rev. Begg D. D. pastor of the Presbyterian chuch. After the services the remains were laid away in the family cemetery northwest of town. In Mr. Paterson the community has lost one of its upright and spirited citizens. The church one of its best workers and most loyal supporters and the family a noble christian father. He leaves besides his seven, children 45 grand children and 11 great grandchildren. Benj. R. Van Dyke, pastor M. E. church, Yorktown, la. The children desire to return their sincere thanks to the kind friends who tendered valuable assistance during their father's sickness and following his death.

PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 4, 1912
Contributed by Pat O'Dell #47147856
Family links: 
  Henry A Patterson (____ - 1869)
  Phylinda Smith Patterson (____ - 1877)
  Elizabeth Lowe Stitt Patterson (1840 - 1882)
  Ellen M. Patterson Cox (1861 - 1950)*
  Sarah Jane Patterson Bearce (1863 - 1908)*
  Alice Nancy Patterson Kennedy (1864 - 1945)*
  Jerome L. Patterson (1866 - 1920)*
  Olive Patterson Johnson (1868 - 1940)*
  Cynthia Patterson Shearer (1869 - 1890)*
  Orson H. Patterson (1874 - 1963)*
  Jessie C. Patterson Kepner (1876 - 1920)*
  Etta E. Patterson (1880 - 1899)*
*Calculated relationship
Summit Cemetery
Page County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Bill Utermohlen
Record added: Dec 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62603705
Franklin Patterson
Added by: Bill Utermohlen
Franklin Patterson
Added by: Pat O'Dell
Franklin Patterson
Added by: Pat O'Dell
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