Ruth Frances Patterson

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

The Life of Ruth Frances

When Ruth Frances Patterson was born on 10 October 1867, in Riceville, Mitchell, 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 Jamestown Township, Howard, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo, California, United States in 1930. She died about 1905, in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 38.

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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

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2 June 1886
Howard, Iowa, United States


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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

1 Scottish and northern English: patronymic from a pet form of Pate , a short form of Patrick .2 Irish: in Ulster of English or Scottish origin; in County Galway, a surname taken by bearers of Gaelic Ó Caisín ‘descendant of the little curly-headed one’ (from Gaelic casán), which is usually Anglicized as Cussane.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frances M Or Francis M Barnes in household of Clarence R Patterson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth Chamberlain in household of Frederick Chamberlain, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Ruth Patterson in household of David Patterson, "United States Census, 1870"

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