Heart Disease Takes Well Known Farmer
Jacob J. Patterson, aged 72, prominent Greene township farmer and stockman, died Wednesday, March 12, 1930 at his home near Fordyce. Mr. Patterson had been in ill health for about two years, suffering from heart trouble, but his death came quite unexpectedly. He was born June 23, 1857, a son of James Patterson and Susan Grove Patterson, and his early life was spent in Whiteley township. Several years ago he pruchased the Harvey Burge farm near Fordyce, where he had since resided. Mr. Patterson had followed farming and stockraising all his life and was recognized as one of the county's most successful farmers. His married Miss Della Fordyce, who survives with two sons and one daughter, namely: Furman Patterson, of Fordyce; Wayne Patterson, of Jefferson, and Miss Olive Patterson, at home. He also leaves one grandson, Harold Patterson; one brother, George W. Patterson, of Waynesburg, and a sister, Mrs. Eva Orndoff, of Waynesburg, R. D. 3. Early in lif he united with the Fairall Methodist Episcopal church, but later became a member of the Claughton Chapel church and retained his membership there until his death. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon. Relatives and friends will meet at the Patterson residence at 12:30 o'clock and will go from there to the Claughton Chapel church, where services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock. The services will be in charge of Rev. Francis C. Viele, pastor of the Waynesburg Methodist Protestant church, assisted by Rev. Charles W. Scragg, of Mt. Morris, pastor of the Claughton church. Interment will be in the Claughton cemetery.
Democrat Messenger, March 14, 1930 (Greene County, PA)
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