Janette Patterson

Brief Life History of Janette

When Janette Patterson was born on 18 July 1871, in Brookfield, Trumbull, Ohio, United States, her father, Alexander Patterson, was 33 and her mother, Mary Douglas, was 27. She married Fayette King Stevens on 20 December 1898, in La Salle, LaSalle, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She died on 11 November 1964, in Elgin, Kane, Illinois, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Oakwood Memorial Cemetery, LaSalle Township, LaSalle, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Fayette King Stevens
1871–1919
Janette Patterson
1871–1964
Marriage: 20 December 1898
Helen Ford Stevens
1899–1974
Franklin A. Stevens
1904–1996
Mary Louise Stevens
1907–1921
Julia Catherine Stevens
1909–1992

Sources (38)

  • Jesse Patterson in household of Alex Patterson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Janett Patterson, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Jessie Patterson, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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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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