Robert Donald Patterson

Male1909–24 March 1952

Brief Life History of Robert Donald

When Robert Donald Patterson was born in 1909, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, his father, James Patterson, was 20 and his mother, Florence Decima Champion, was 21. He married Mavis Maud Oakes in 1935, in Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia. He died on 24 March 1952, in Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 43, and was buried in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.

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Robert Donald Patterson
Mavis Maud Oakes
Marriage: 1935

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    1935Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia
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    World Events (7)


    Age 2

    Canberra is founded and designated as the capital. The Federal Capital Territory is established as an area of two 360 square kilometers in the Yass-Canberra district.


    Age 5

    August: Australia becomes involved in World War One as Britain is preparing to declare war on Germany.


    Age 12

    Edith Cowan is elected to the Western Australia Parlaiment. She is the first woman parliamentarian in Australia.

    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.

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