Thomas Earl Patton

10 January 1897–4 September 1980 (Age 83)
Shaw, Marion, Oregon, United States

The Life 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 about 1920. 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: about 1920
Ruth Elaine Patton

Spouse and Children

about 1920


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 7

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 22

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.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 a pet form of the personal name Pate .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Patton in household of John Patton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Thomas E Patton in household of May Patton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Earl Pattons, "United States Census, 1930"

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