William Franklin Patterson Obituary


William Franklin Patterson, aged 66 years, on of the best known citizens of East Waynesburg, died at 5 o'clock Tuesday morning at his home on Greene street, of paralysis. In all, Mr. Patterson suffered three strokes. The first came some time ago, but he had recovered sufficiently to be able to go about. Wednesday of last week he suffered a second stroke which paralyzed his left arm and about 4 o'clock Sunday morning the third attack came upon him, completely paralyzing his left side.

Mr. Patterson was born February 18, 1854, in Whiteley township and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Patterson, deceased. For several years he resided near Brock, where he successfully followed farming and stock raising. Seveneteen years ago he moved to Waynesburg and had since resided here. For some time he conducted a grocery business in East Waynesburg, but the past few years he had led a retired life.

For many years he had been a member of the Valley Chapel Methodist church. In politics he was a stunch Democrat and always took and active interest in the affairs of his party, both local and national. He married Miss Eliza Whitlatch, whose death occurred 12 years ago.

He is survived by the following children: Ross Patterson, of Brock; Enlow Patterson, of Butler; Arthur Patterson, of Waynesburg; Miss Ada Patterson, at home; Harvey Patterson, at home; Charles H. Patterson, of Waynesburg; Miss Alif Patterson and Don Patterson, at home. The following brothers and sisters also survive: Enlow Patterson, of Waynesburg; Thomas Patterson, of Mt. Morris; Mrs. Ida Brock, Mrs. Edward Hoge and Miss Malissa Patterson, all of Waynesburg, and Mrs. Thomas O'Brien, of Clarksburg, Mich.

Funeral services in charge of the Rev. F. F. Esenwein, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church of Waynesburg, were held at the Patterson home yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment was in Green Mount cemetery.

Democrat Messenger, March 19, 1920 (Greene County, PA)


Frank Patterson, a well known resident of East Waynesburg, died at his home Tuesday, March 16, of paralysis. Mr. Patterson was a son of Joseph and Elizabeth Patterson, deceased, and was born February 18, 1854. He was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Whitlatch, whose death occurred several years ago. Mr. Patterson resided near Brocks until about 20 years ago he removed with his family to East Waynesburg. He was a member of the Waynesburg Methodist Episcopal church. He is survived by the following sons and daughters: Ross Patterson, Brocks; Eblow Paterson, Butler, Pa; Harvey, Donald, Charles, Arthur, Ada and Aliff Patterson, all of Waynesburg. He is also survived by four sisters and two brothers: Mrs. Edward Hoge, Mrs. H. D. Brock, Miss Malissa Patterson, Waynesburg; Mrs. Thomas O'Brien, Clarksburg, Mich; Enlow Patterson, East Waynesburg and Thomas Patterson, Mt. Morris. Funeral servcies will be held at the Patterson home in East Waynesburg this afternoonat 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. F. D. Esenwein. Interment in Green Mount cemetery.

Waynesburg Republican, March 18, 1920 (Greene County, PA)

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