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Patterson Bryan Vannatter

  • Birth 22 Feb 1897 Lincoln County, West Virginia, USA
  • Death 9 Apr 1970 Madison, Boone County, West Virginia, USA
  • Burial Lincoln County, West Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 42940307

Patterson married Nora Catherine Dempsey on September 12, 1920 at Holden, Logan Co., WV.
Their child was Thomas Edward Vannatter.

Patterson married Garnet Hager on December 02, 1961 in Lincoln Co., WV.

Patterson was the son of Thomas Motland Vannatter and Viola Demaris Ferrell.

Sources of information Records of Sonia WOODRUM & Danny Gail VANNATTER Bible & Cemetery & Church Records.

Grampa was in first World War he served 89 days and then was discharged. According to family members the War ended while he was crossing the water on route to battle. It sounds as if he may have been discharged to keep him from being qualified to receive his army pension. Never the less we have an old family saying, "It did not take Grampa long to get things cleaned up once they heard he was on his way"


Grampa had four sons in World War II and they were all in battle at the same time. He would keep up with his sons by short wave radio could almost tell you where they were at and how bloody the battle was at all times. "He must have known heart felt crys."

They called his 5th son to the army but grampa said that no way would he let this son go until some others on the creek got their call to duty. It seems that politics was being used to keep these others out of the war.

Grampa had another son to join the army when the Korean War was in motion. Grampa raised these children by his self. Because Grandma died at the birth of her last Son. Grandpa divorced Minnie Adkins on January 14, 1952.

See Dempsey Notes: 07189
Last known location: 1920 - Holden, Logan County, West Virginia. 1900 Annotated Census Lincoln County, West Virginia gave Patterson's age as 3 years. Also his wife's name as Nora, daughter of James and Sarah (Hall) Dempsey.

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  • Created by: Debbie Rowe Clarkston
  • Added: 10 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 42940307
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Patterson Bryan Vannatter (22 Feb 1897–9 Apr 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42940307, citing Ferrell Cemetery, Lincoln County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Debbie Rowe Clarkston (contributor 47147126) .