Dorothy Lee Patterson

28 October 1914–2 March 2003 (Age 88)
Upton, Bastrop, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Dorothy Lee

When Dorothy Lee Patterson was born on 28 October 1914, in Upton, Bastrop, Texas, United States, her father, James Monroe Patterson, was 40 and her mother, Rosa Lee Briggs, was 23. She married Gerhardt Brast on 26 November 1931, in Bastrop, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 2, Bastrop, Texas, United States in 1920 and Smithville, Bastrop, Texas, United States in 1930. She died on 2 March 2003, in Luling, Caldwell, Texas, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Upton, Bastrop, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gerhardt Brast
Dorothy Lee Patterson
Marriage: 26 November 1931
Hazel Lucille Patterson
Minnie Rose Brast
Hattie Brast
Dorothy May Brast
Mildred Louise Brast
Bennie Ray Brast

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Age 2
Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives
Age 15
Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
Age 27
Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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 (26)

  • Dortha Patterson in household of J P Patterson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dorothy Patterson in household of Jim Patterson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dorothy Lee Patterson, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"

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