Benjamin Wise Patrick

August 1862–May 1921 (Age 58)
Clarksburg, Harrison, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Benjamin Wise

When Benjamin Wise Patrick was born in August 1862, in Clarksburg, Harrison, West Virginia, United States, his father, James Fitzpatrick, was 23 and his mother, Indiana White, was 27. He married Mary Virginia Douglas on 15 November 1883, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Elk, Harrison, West Virginia, United States for about 20 years. He died in May 1921, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Monroe Chapel Cemetery, Lost Creek, Harrison, West Virginia, United States.

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Benjamin Wise Patrick
Mary Virginia Douglas
Marriage: 15 November 1883
Roscoe C Patrick
Basil Patrick
Sidney Haymond Patrick
Carl S Patrick

Spouse and Children

15 November 1883
Harrison, West Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings

    James Fitzpatrick


    Indiana White




World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 1

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 19

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

Latin: From the Latin name Patricias

Sources (3)

  • Benjiman W Patric, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wiseman Patrick, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Benjamin W Patrick, "United States Census, 1910"

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