Oliver James Patterson

Brief Life History of Oliver James

When Oliver James Patterson was born on 2 January 1882, in Ontario, Canada, his father, Adam Patterson, was 22 and his mother, Harriet Rebecca Graham, was 20. He married Sarah Christanca Huff on 15 May 1909, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Thistle, Utah, Utah, United States in 1910 and Grafton Judicial Township, Yolo, California, United States in 1940. He died on 28 December 1950, in Yolo, California, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Woodland, Yolo, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Oliver James Patterson
1882–1950
Sarah Christanca Huff
1890–1970
Marriage: 15 May 1909
James Riley Patterson Westbrook
1909–1958
Edna Deloris Patterson
1911–1986
Emma Adele Patterson
1914–1994

Sources (18)

  • Oliver James Patterson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Oliver J. Patterson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Oliver James Patterson, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

World Events (8)

1883 · Mining Boom

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

1883 · Anaconda Established

In 1883, Marcus Daly established the town of Anaconda, Montana. It was at the same time that the smelting works in Anaconda was established.

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: variant of Patrickson ‘son of Patrick ’, which was either shortened to Patrison and metathesized to Patterson, or shortened from Paterickson to Patterson.

Irish: in Ulster, this name is of English or Scottish origin, but in County Galway, it was also taken by bearers of the Gaelic name Ó Caisín ‘descendant of the little curly-headed one’ (from Gaelic casín ‘curly’), which is usually Anglicized as Cussane. In addition to the confusion between Irish Gaelic casín ‘curly’ and cosán ‘path’, there has also been an erroneous assumption that the English name Patterson is somehow derived from the English word path.

English: 19th-century variant of Patteson, a shortened form of Pattinson .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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