Gerald Francis Patterson

4 March 1915–29 January 1994 (Age 78)
Moccasin, Effingham, Illinois, United States

The Life of Gerald Francis

When Gerald Francis Patterson was born on 4 March 1915, in Moccasin, Effingham, Illinois, United States, his father, Milton Cleveland Patterson, was 30 and his mother, Minnie Lilly, was 25. He married Verna Lillian Sproat in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 29 January 1994, in Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Ramsey, Fayette, Illinois, United States.

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Gerald Francis Patterson
Verna Lillian Sproat
Harold Dean Patterson

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Indiana, United States


    Harold Dean Patterson


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1925 · Woman's World's Fair

Age 10

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Gearld Patterson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gerale L Patterson in household of Cleve Patterson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gerald Patterson in household of Cleveland Patterson, "United States Census, 1920"

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