Mary Frances Patterson

22 June 1920–27 January 1964 (Age 43)
Dallas, Texas, United States

The Life of Mary Frances

When Mary Frances Patterson was born on 22 June 1920, in Dallas, Texas, United States, her father, Joseph Bert Patterson, was 42 and her mother, Lillie Mae Roberson, was 39. She married John Edwin Willis Jr on 11 March 1950, in Dallas, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 27 January 1964, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Edwin Willis Jr
Mary Frances Patterson
Marriage: 11 March 1950
John Edwin Willis III
Paul Alan Willis

Spouse and Children

11 March 1950
Dallas, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Joseph Hugh Patterson


    James Edwin Patterson


    William Horace Patterson



World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 9

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 12

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary F Patterson in household of Jos B Patterson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Frances Keith in household of Stroud V Keith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Frances Willis, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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