Donald Melva Patterson

28 June 1909–15 October 1993 (Age 84)
Mason, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Donald Melva

When Donald Melva Patterson was born on 28 June 1909, in Mason, West Virginia, United States, his father, James Arthur Garfield Patterson, was 23 and his mother, Samantha Jenkins, was 18. He lived in Cabin Creek, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States in 1920. He died on 15 October 1993, in Sturgis, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in White Pigeon, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States.

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Donald Melva Patterson
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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1910 · The Mann Act

Age 1

This Act makes engaging in transport of any woman for any immoral purpose, prostitution, illegal. Its primary intent was to address prostitution, immorality, and human trafficking, particularly where trafficking was for the purposes of prostitution.

Age 22

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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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  • Donald M Pattesson in household of Arthur G Pattesson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Donald M Patterson, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"
  • Donald M Patterson, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"

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