Biography of John K. Patton

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Patton, John K., Tonawanda, was born of Irish parentage in the city of Buffalo, October 1, 1856. When he was six years old his widowed mother moved to the town of Elma, Erie county, where he lived on a farm for several years, receiving his education in the district schools, and attended the East Aurora Academy in 1875-76. In June, 1878, he began the study of law with Messrs. Shearer & Merritt, afterwards with Charles H. Addington, being admitted to the bar October 6, 1882, at Rochester, N. Y., and in 1884 began practice in Tonawanda. He has served his town as justice of the peace, president of the village, and in 1895 as supervisor, and was re-elected to the same office in March, 1897.


Source:
Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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