Biography of Edward Patterson
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Edward Patterson, machinist, is known in East Liverpool and Columbiana County as a capable workman. He was born at fronton, Ohio, Aug. 31, 1857, and is the son of George W. Patterson and Almira (Truesdell) Patterson.

George W. Patterson was born Aug. 31, 1820, near West Point, Ohio. In 1840 he removed to Lawrence County, Ohio, where he remained until 1876. He then located in East Liverpool, where he followed his trade as a tailor. He died in 1882. Mr. Patterson was married first, Oct. 29, 1843, to Miss Francis White, and to this union three children were born: James, deceased; Elizabeth, died in 1924, was the wife of Philip Morley; and Monroe, died Nov. 19, 1924. Mr. Patterson was married March 31, 1855, to Miss Almira Truesdale, of Lawrence County, Ohio, who died in 1905. To them were born five children: John W., died in 1910; Edward, the subject of this sketch; Ollie, deceased, was the wife of Arthur Dodd; Della, married James A. Norris, lives in Florida; and Louise, the widow of Sewell Hague, lives in Florida.

Edward Patterson spent his boyhood at Ironton and received his education in the district schools. At an early age he learned the potter's trade in East Liverpool, and was thus engaged in the East Liverpool Pottery Company as warehouseman four years. He was then connecter with the Westinghouse Electric Company for four years and in 1903 returned to East Liverpool, where he worked as a machinist for the Patterson Foundry & Machine Company until Jan. 1, 1926. Mr. Patterson owns a farm but does not operate it himself.

On March 10, 1885, Mr. Patterson was united in marriage with Miss Mary Ellen Rupp, who was born at Lisbon, Ohio, Oct. 31, 1867, the daughter of Henry and Annetta (Smaltz) Rupp, natives of Germany and early settlers of Lisbon Mr. Rupp died in 1884 and his wife died in 1918. They were the parents of the following children: Emma, married William Malone, lives at Canton; Henry, deceased; Eliza, married William Taylor, lives at Lisbon, Ohio; John, lives at Sebring, Ohio; Mrs. Patterson; Charles, deceased; George, lives at Lisbon; William, lives at Lisbon; Fred, lives at Lisbon; Rebecca, married J. C. Stevenson, and she is now deceased; Clara, married Jesse Shepard, lives at Salem, Ohio; and Edward, deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. Patterson were born two children: Leona Almira, born Sept. 4, 1886, married William Sexton, lives at Newell, W. Va.; and Willis L., born Jan. 6, 1890, lives in California. A grandchild, Verna A. Sexton, was born April 17, 1909.

Mr. Patterson is a Republican and a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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