Arthur Wallie Patterson

1864–1907 (Age 43)
Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States

The Life of Arthur Wallie

Arthur Wallie Patterson was born in 1864, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States as the son of James Willard Patterson and Sarah Ellen Eaton. He married Alice Simpson Kelsey on 9 June 1888, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 19 February 1907, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Arthur Wallie Patterson
Alice Simpson Kelsey
Marriage: 9 June 1888

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9 June 1888
Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1867 · The Chicago Water Tower

Age 3

The Chicago water tower was built out of Lemont limestone by William W. Boyington and was used for firefighting and also drawing clean water from Lake Michigan. The tower gained prominence after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Some believe that the tower was the only building to survive the Great Chicago Fire, but a few other buildings survived alongside the tower. The tower has become a symbol of old Chicago and how the city recovered from the fire. The tower has undergone only two renovations since 1913. 
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 12

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

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.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Arthur W Patterson in household of Sarah E Patterson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • A W Patterson, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • A. W. Patterson in entry for Patterson, "Illinois, Cook County Birth Registers, 1871-1915"

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