Biography of Lawrence W. Patterson
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Lawrence W. Patterson is a prominent and successful business man of Wellsville, where he is identified with the Wellsville China Company. He was born in East Liverpool, Feb. 14, 1885, and is the son of John W. and Luella (Paul) Patterson.

John W. Patterson, deceased, was a leading business man of East Liverpool for many years and one of the organizers of the Pioneer Pottery Company, which was founded in 1900. He was a Republican, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and belonged to the Masonic Lodge and Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He died May 3, 1910, and his wife died March 9, 1915. They had two sons: Lawrence W., the subject of this sketch; and George Albert, engaged in the pottery business, lives in East Liverpool. He served throughout the World War with the 332nd Infantry in Italy.

Lawrence W. Patterson was reared and educated in East Liverpool and has always been interested in the pottery industry. Mr. Patterson became associated with the Wellsville China Company as a member of the firm in 1920, and is decorating manager.

On June 21, 1921, Mr. Patterson was united in marriage with Miss Esther Jobson, who was born at Latrobe, Pa., in 1893, the daughter of C. W. and Meta (Keepers) Jobson, residents of East Liverpool. Mr. and Mrs. Jobson have five daughters: Mrs. Patterson; Meta, lives at home; Letha, married F. M. Crawford, lives in East Liverpool; Helen, a teacher, at East Liverpool; and Grace, a student. Mr. and Mrs. Patterson have a son, Curtiss Wesley, born in East Liverpool, July 3, 1922.

Politically, Mr. Patterson is a Republican. He is a member of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, the Masonic Lodge and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He and his family reside in East Liverpool, Ohio, at 806 McKinnon Avenue. They are well and favorably known throughout Cohimbiana County.

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

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