Composer, arranger, and concert pianist. Pattison studied with Liszt, von Bulow, and others, and was well known for his performances and compositions. He was a versatile composer whose works ranged from the "Niagara Symphony" to dozens of polkas, walzes, and mazurkas. He is also known as the composer of the hymns, "Guide Me Oh Thou Great Jehovah" and "I Have a Home Above". In 1881, he was appointed organist at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in New York.
Son of Jesse Pattison and Zelia Diana Wright. Married first, ______, Sep 1865 in Pennsylvania (div.). Married second, Adelaide Mangan, 21 Oct 1869, in New York, New York (sep. 1872, div. c. 1878).
1. Nelson Mangan, b. Jul 1870, d. Jan 1947; m. Lottie Levison, 1 Jun 1898, in New York, NY. He was a dentist.
2. A child [Joseph Nelson??], b. c. 1871, d. Jun 1872.
Married third, Emma Roemheld (a.k.a. "Emma Romeldi"), an opera singer, 3 Dec 1890, in New York, New York. They may have been divorced or separated at the time of his death.
Adelaide Mangam Pattison
1841–1921 (m. 1869)
Nelson Mangan Pattison
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