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 Daniel Ross Patton

Daniel Ross Patton

Birth
Texas, USA
Death 8 Sep 1917 (aged 29)
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 36783668 · View Source
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s/o John M. Patton & Abbie Smith
h/o Timmie Kathryn Magee - m. 29 Jun 1915

Quote provided by Rebecca Ewing Peterson:
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. . . Within 10 minutes, the mob was at the call box on San Felipe Road at Wilson Street. Mounted officers Ross Patten and W. H. Long were at the call box and Long was making a call. A dozen soldiers fired on the police, killing Patton's horse and wounding him. Patton and Long took cover in an adjacent house. Patton would die from his injuries two weeks later. . .

Buffalo Bayou: An Echo of Houston's Wilderness Beginnings
Chapt: "The Tragic Violence Along Buffalo Bayou in 1917"
by Louis F. Aulbach

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Retired HPD JAMES HANEY

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OFFICER DANIEL ROSS PATTON
BADGE NUMBER NOT AVAILABLE

KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY AS A HOUSTON POLICE OFFICER

Houston Police Officer D. Ross Patton was severely wounded in the Line of Duty on August 23, 1917 and passed away from those injuries 16 days later on September 8, 1917.He was one of five HPD Officers killed that night during what is known as the Camp Logan Riot. There were also two U.S. Army soldiers and nine innocent citizens killed during this riot.

Police Officers also killed were Ira Raney, Horace Moody, Rufus Daniels, and Edwin Meinecke. Officer Patton received various wounds from the U.S. soldiers to the hip, thigh, shoulder, leg and eventually succumbed to those injuries.He was born on March 21, 1888 and died at the age of 29 years, 5 months, and 18 days.

Very little is known of the survivors of this brave Officer. However, it is believed that he had married into the Magee Family and this is the connection to him being laid to rest in the below mentioned cemetery, which is now listed as a State of Texas Historical Site.This Cemetery is named the Hart-Magee-Oates-Singleton Cemetery, which is located off of Oates Road in East Harris County.

His grave was originally marked with a Woodmen of the World Fraternal marker and a 100 Club of Houston-Harris County KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY Marker has been added to mark his resting place and to give honor to the manner in which he met his death.

A detail account of this incident is recorded in “Fallen Heroes of the Bayou City”.

Submitted by J.B. Haney, Nelson Zoch and Sue Gain


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  • Created by: Geno-seeker
  • Added: 5 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36783668
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel Ross Patton (21 Mar 1888–8 Sep 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36783668, citing Hart-Singleton Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Geno-seeker (contributor 46980386) .