Sadie Patterson

15 August 1931–8 October 2009 (Age 78)
Gaffney, Cherokee, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Sadie

When Sadie Patterson was born on 15 August 1931, her father, William Louis Patterson, was 27 and her mother, Nellie Traylor, was 27. She died on 8 October 2009, in Gaffney, Cherokee, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 78.

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Mr Bechtler
Sadie Patterson

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    Margaret Genell Patterson


    William or Bill Patterson II


World Events (8)


Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1949 · Briggs vs. Elliot

Age 18

Briggs v Elliot is filed with the federal court in South Carolina. The idea is that parents of African American students want bus transportation for their students. This request is later combined with Brown v the Board of Education case.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 24

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

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)

  • Sadie Patterson in household of Louis Patterson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sadie Patterson Bechtler, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Sadie Patterson Bechtler, "U.S. Social Security Death Index (SSDI)" on MyHeritage

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