Mary Irene Patterson

25 June 1905–20 September 1985 (Age 80)
Calhoun, Iowa, United States

The Life of Mary Irene

When Mary Irene Patterson was born on 25 June 1905, in Calhoun, Iowa, United States, her father, Frank Greenup Patterson, was 33 and her mother, Carrie Belle Desart, was 22. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Darwin John Nicholson. She lived in Garfield Township, Calhoun, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Cedar Township, Sac, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 20 September 1985, in Sac City, Sac, Iowa, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Calhoun, Iowa, United States.

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Darwin John Nicholson
Mary Irene Patterson
Infant Nicholson
Donald Darwin Nicholson

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    Infant Nicholson


    Donald Darwin Nicholson


Parents and Siblings

    Frank Greenup Patterson





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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

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.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 8

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 21

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

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)

  • Mary I Nicholson in household of Darwin J Nicholson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary I Nicholson in household of Darwin J Nicholson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Patterson in household of Frank Patterson, "United States Census, 1920"

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