Biography of Charles E. Patton
Clearfield County, PA Biographies





CHARLES E. PATTON,* representative in congress from the Twenty first district of Pennsylvania, composed of the counties of Cameron, Center, Clearfield and McKean, whose total population in 1910 was 192,704, was born in Curwensville, Clearfield county, Pa., July 5, 1859. He still resides in that place. He received his early education in the common schools of his native place and later attended Dickinson Seminary at Williamsport, Pa., and was married in 1883 to Mary R. Beggs, of Ebensburg, Pa. He started in business as a dry goods merchant, but later branched out in various lines of business and won general success in all. He is now identified with many of the most important business ventures of the community in which he resides, being stockholder and director in the Curwensville National Bank, president of the Curwensville Electric Company, interested in lumbering and $ contracting business, besides owning several fine farms, in which he takes an unusual interest, and his agricultural experiments have been of great benefit to the community. He has held nearly every elective office in his own town; in the contest for Republican nomination for congress he defeated Hon. Lewis Emery, Jr., of Bradford, Pa., who four years ago was candidate for governor on the independent and Democratic tickets and was defeated by Gov. Stuart. He carried the district by 1,355 over Emery; was elected to the Sixty second congress, receiving a plurality over William C. Heinle, the Democratic nominee, of 4,953 votes, the largest plurality ever given for congress in the district. Like his honored father, the late General John Patton, he is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Curwensville, and one of the official board.

Mr. Patton is a Mason and an Odd Fellow, as well as a member of the Grange. Mr. and Mrs. Patton have four children, namely: Emma Marguerite, wife of William K. Ewing, of San Antonio, Tex.; John W. Patton, and Misses Mary Rebecca Patton and Honora Jane Patton, of Curwensville.


Note - Sketches unrevised by subscribers are distinguished by a small astrict (*).

From:
Twentieth Century History of
Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
and Representative Citizens.
BY: Roland D. Swoope, Jr.
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co,
Chicago, Ill. 1911

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