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 John Patee

John Patee

Birth
Death 13 Feb 1868 (aged 73)
Burial Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 10508 · View Source
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Father of the well known Patee family in St. Joseph during the 1850's. The Patee house was built in 1856-1858 and served as the headquarters for the Pony Express from 1860-1861. It is now a National Historic Landmark. The Patee hotel cost $180,000 and had 140 guest rooms. It was the headquarters of the Pony Express in 1860-61. During the Civil War it contained the U.S. Provost Marshal's office, and a recruiting office for the Union Army. In 1865, John Patee was short of cash, and held a lottery/raffle to dispose of the hotel. In order for the raffle to be held, all tickets had to be sold, and John Patee had to purchase the last 100 tickets himself. On April 28, 1865, when the hotel was raffled, John Patee owned the winning ticket, and won back his own hotel. The widow of Jesse James was interviewed in the hotel by the sheriff April 4th, 1882, the day after Jesse James was killed. Patee Hotel 1858-1865 Patee Female College 1865-1868 Patee Hotel (again) 1869-1872 St. Joseph Female College 1875-1880 World's Hotel & Epileptic Sanitorium 1881-1883 R.L. McDonald Factory 1885-1933 Sun Garment Factory 1933-1953 H.D. Lee Co. 1953-1957 Vacant 1957-1963 Patee House Museum 1965-present


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 9 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10508
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Patee (8 Aug 1794–13 Feb 1868), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10508, citing Mount Mora Cemetery, Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .