Thomas Earl Patton

Brief Life History of Thomas Earl

When Thomas Earl Patton was born on 10 January 1897, in Shaw, Marion, Oregon, United States, his father, John LaFayette Patton, was 26 and his mother, Mary Mae Howd, was 25. He married Delores Elvira Bergen on 26 October 1922, in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1920 and Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1817. He died on 4 September 1980, in Washington, Oregon, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Thomas Earl Patton
Delores Elvira Bergen
Marriage: 26 October 1922
Ruth Elaine Patton

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  • Thomas Patton in household of John Patton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Thomas Earl Patton, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Births, 1842-1917"
  • Thos E Patton, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1898 · The Kensington Runestone

A Swedish man, Olof Ohman, was farming on his land when he came across a 202-pound rock slab that had strange writing on it. Convinced it was proof that Scandinavian explorers came to that area before Columbus found the Americas, he had it looked at by scholars and linguists to find its translation. There has been a drawn-out debate on the stone's authenticity, with a scholarly consensus that classifies it as a hoax and the community which is convinced that it is authentic.

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

English, northern Irish, and Scottish: from the Middle English and Older Scottish personal name Patun, Paton, an Old French diminutive of Pat(e), a pet form of Patrick. Compare Patrick and Pattinson .

History: The American general George Patton (1885–1945) was born in San Gabriel, CA, into a family with a long military tradition. His earliest American ancestor, Robert Patton, had emigrated from Scotland to VA c. 1770.

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

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