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.
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.
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