Mrs. J. W. (Caroline Elizabeth Patten) PATTERSON 1827-1902
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Date: 3/30/2005 at 20:23:51
Death of Mrs. J. W. Patterson.
Caroline Elizabeth Patten - Patterson was born in Muskingdom county, Ohio, Oct. 26, 1827, and died at her home in Grand Meadow township, Cherokee county, Iowa, Aug. 17, 1902, at the age of 74 years 9 months and 22 days. She was converted in the year 1848 and united with the Methodist Protestant church. She was married to J. W. Patterson, Oct. 9, 1849, and to this union were born five children, three sons and two daughters. She leaves a husband and four children to mourn her loss, one son having died July 8, 1880. In the year of 1855 she moved with her husband and family from Morgan county, Ohio, to Postville, Allamakee county, Iowa, and in 1888 they moved to Grand Meadow, Cherokee county, where they lived until her death. In 1868 she gave her church letter to the Congregational church at Postville and in 1888 united by letter with the same church at Washta. In her early life she was an active, earnest worker, teaching in the Sabbath school until health failed her. She lived as she professed, a Christian, and often during the last few weeks of her life, talked freely and calmly of her departure from this life, saying: "All is well with me, I am ready to go." It can be truly said of her "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord from henceforth; yea saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them." Rev. Gilmore of the Congregational church at Washta, preached a very appropriate sermon at the funeral, which was held at the home Tuesday afternoon. --Washta Journal
Postville Review, September 12, 1902
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