Ruth Frances Patterson

10 October 1867–about 1905 (Age 37)
Riceville, Howard, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Ruth Frances

When Ruth Frances Patterson was born on 10 October 1867, in Riceville, Howard, Iowa, United States, her father, David Patterson, was 39 and her mother, Jennie Malissa Edwards, was 25. She married Frederick Bradley Chamberlain on 2 June 1886, in Howard, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Howard, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Jamestown Township, Howard, Iowa, United States in 1900. She died about 1905, in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 38.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Ruth Frances? Do you have a story about her that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Frederick Bradley Chamberlain
Ruth Frances Patterson
Marriage: 2 June 1886
Leta Inez Chamberlain
Iris Clark Chamberlain
Bertha Melissa Chamberlain
David Huestic Chamberlain Sr
Esther Margery Chamberlain

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 June 1886Howard, Iowa, United States
  • Children


    Parents and Siblings



    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 1
    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
    1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco
    Age 2
    The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 14
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    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.

    Possible Related Names


    Sources (11)

    • Ruth Frances Patterson in entry for Esther Mary Chamberlain, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
    • Ruth Chamberlain in household of Frederick Chamberlain, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
    • Ruth Patterson in entry for Frank R Riddle, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.