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C. H. Patterson, Sr. (1825-1898)


Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 10/31/2011 at 11:00:36

Maquoketa Excelsior, June 27, 1898


After a long and painful illness with cancer of the stomach, C. H. Patterson, Sr., an old and respected citizen of Maquoketa township since 1856, and one of that townships prosperous and progressive farmers, passed quietly away at the old home, three and one-half miles northwest of this city Tuesday evening at 9 o’clock.

Charles Hamilton Patterson was born in Courtland County, New York, June 22, 1825, and came to Jackson County in 1856, where he has since resided. In 1847 he was married to Miss Letha Barker, who died June 20, 1857. On July 4, 1858, he was married to Lorinda Pate, with whom he has lived happily ever since, and who, with seven grown children, survive to mourn his loss. The children are Charles H., Jesse, Elmer, William, Archie, Nellie and Viola. All were with him his last days.

Mr. Patterson was a staunch and consistent Democrat, taking much interest in politics and did what he earnestly believed to be right, never stooping to underhanded trickery. He has held the office of Township Trustee and other offices and always fulfilled his duty well.

The funeral was held this morning at 10 o’clock at the late home, Rev. W. C. Macurdy of the M. E. church, preaching the sermon. The attendance was large, many from this city being present. Interment took place in the Bridgeport Cemetery.

C. Patterson, Sr. grave

Jackson Obituaries maintained by Lynn McCleary.
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