Tuesday, February 16, 2010

John Tweed Patton

John Tweed Patton was born February 16, 1852 at Cherry Fork, Adams County Ohio. He was Larry's Great Grandfather.

John Tweed Patton immigrated to the vacinity of Wellsville, KS in 1877, where he was a farmer. In 1911 he retired from farming and moved into the city of Wellsville where he was a practicing veterinarian for many years until failing health caused hime to give up his practice.

He was a member of the Presbyterian Church.


John Tweed Patton died following a long illness. Born in Adams County, Ohio, he came to Kansas in 1877 and had lived here since.

As announced in last week’s Globe the death of J. T. Patton occurred last Thursday afternoon at his home on Main Street. Mr. Patton had been in failing health for several years and his death was not unexpected since his condition has been considered critical for some weeks. He was past 90 years of ago.

Funeral services were held at the Coughlin chapel Saturday afternoon in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends. The Rev. J. M. Torrence had charge of the services.

Mrs. Emma Hilton sang “In The Garden” and “City Four Square.” Mrs. E. P. Barnett was at the organ. Pall bearers were lba Ellenwood, E. W. Colegrove, Lou Lytle, Furman Thorn, Lou Cayot and Joe Hughs. Interment was in the Wellsville cemetery.

Relatives who came to Wellsville for the funeral services: Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Essex, Kansas City, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Erakine and Marcella, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Erskine, Edgerton; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wasson and Kay, Olivet, Kans.

John Tweed Patton, son of John Elden and Sarah Patton, was born February 16, 1852, at Cherry Fork, Adams County, Ohio. His death occurred at his home in Wellsville, Kans., March 12, 1942. He had attained the age of 90 years and 24 days.

He came to Kansas in 1877.

On February 17, 1885 he was united in marriage to Elnora Jane Wasson. They were privileged to live together for 57 years. To this union two sons were born. J. Carl Patton, of Wellsville, and James Elvas Patton, of McLouth, Kans. His widow and two sons survive. Other immediate surviving relatives are a brother Robert E. Patton of Exeter, Calif., and eight grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Early in life he became a Christian and united with the Presbyterian church.

Mr. Patton resided on a farm for many years, until 1911, when he retired from active farm life and made his home in Wellsville. He was a veterinarian, and until his health became such that he could no longer answer calls, attended to his practice.

The Old Timers knew him best as “Tweed”, and rarely was he addressed by any other name. He took as active interest in affairs of the community and enjoyed especially discussions of political nature. He was a Republican as were most of the others who came here from Adams county.

For many, many years he traveled the county in his one-horse cart attending to the livestock demands of farmers in a large territory. He probably was as well known and highly respected in this community as any of those whose early life was spent in eastern Kansas.

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