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Subject: PATTERSON, John T. - d: 1922
Date: 21 Sep 2005 15:41:22 -0600
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JOHN T. PATTERSON PASSED AWAY FRIDAY
Funeral Services Held Tuesday From I.O.O.F. Hall
The Deceased Was Over Eighty Four Years of Age – Was for Many Years Juneau County’s Surveyor, Also a Member of County Board
At his home in this city, Friday, March 3, 1922, John T. Patterson died at the advance age of eighty four years.
John Thomas Patterson, the tenth child of a family of eleven children, all of whom he survived, was born near McConnellsville, Morgan county, Ohio, Feb. 3, 1838. On Jan. 1, 1862, he was married to Lizzie E. Bell and in the same year he enlisted as company musician in Co. C, 122, O.V.I. At the training camp at Columbus he was transferred to a non-commissioned staff as Drum Major of the regiment, which position he held until the close of the war. During his three years service he participated in many battles with the army of the Potomac. He was taken prisoner of war at the battle of Winchester and was held for a time at Belle Island and Libby Prison at Richmond. After being released he went back to his regiment and served until the close of the war and was present at the surrender of Robert E. Lee at Appomattox, in 1865.
After being discharged at Arlington, Virginia, he moved with his wife to this state and settled on a farm in Summit, this county, where he lived until November 1885, when with his wife and a family of four children he came to Mauston.
He was for many years County Surveyor but a few years ago was obliged to refuse the office on account of declining health and advanced age.
During his residence in Summit he served his town as chairman, and was a member of the county board when the vote was taken on accepting Mauston’s gift of the courthouse to the county. He also held many minor offices in this city and in Summit. He was a member of the G.A.R. and of the local lodge of Odd Fellows.
Lizzie E. Bell Patterson preceded him on the long journey twenty years ago. After four years he married Mrs. Sarah Harris, who still survives him. Aside from her he leaves fours sons, Edward R. of Long Beach, Cal; Harry E. of Detroit, Mich.; Arthur M., of Orange and Victor C., of Mauston, as well as four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held from Odd Fellows hall Tuesday afternoon, under the auspices of the order with prayer and address by Rev. J. E. Watson. Interment was in the city cemetery. (Juneau County Chronicle (Mauston), 09 Mar 1922)