Thomas Olen Patterson

1 February 1904–30 June 1986 (Age 82)
Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto, Texas, United States

The Life of Thomas Olen

When Thomas Olen Patterson was born on 1 February 1904, in Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto, Texas, United States, his father, John Robert Patterson, was 42 and his mother, Lou Ella Peacock, was 31. He married Rubie Lee Thompson on 4 May 1956, in Texas, United States. He died on 30 June 1986, in his hometown, at the age of 82.

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Thomas Olen Patterson
Edna Mae ( Nana) Mayfield
Patsy Marie Patterson
Tommy Joe Patterson

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    John Robert Patterson





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World Events (8)

1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 1

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Age 23

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Tommie Olen Patterson, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Tommy Patterson, "Texas Death Index, 1903-2000"
  • Tommy Olen Patterson, "Texas Death Index, 1964-1998"

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