John Heacock moved from Dunkirk back to Patterson in April, 1891. At the same time Eva Dyer was sick, Hattie M. Morris assisted Prof. Weeden at his concert in Wharton, J.D Dugan was a plow agent for Jim Fisher, and Dave Swartz was built a new blacksmith shop on the Omer Baker lot. E. Horton died November 29, 1891 in Patterson. He had been engaged in the hardware business. In 1892 the Horton Hardware store in Patterson was broken into and $20 worth of good stolen.
Thomas Jones, the man in the middle of the
Thomas had a brother, Robert (b. Sep 1864) who might be the individual to his left in the photograph. Everyone was born in Ohio. The name of the dog is unknown.
This home stood on Route 81, west of Patterson Village in Hardin county. The owners were Carl McKinley (b. 1894), his wife Marie (b. 1895) and their son Lowell (b. 1915), all born in Ohio.Carl was a general farmer.
When the township of Jackson voted to go dry in November, 1904 some of the citizens of Patterson couldn't reconcile the results of the "Dry" vote. At the time there was a Corwin saloon in Patterson. Nearing the end of the saloon stock some citizens feared the horror of not being able to find a drink and circulated a petition calling for a vote with the hope of creating "an open door for the more or less cheering cup." It failed for lack of signatures.
The K.O. Ickes general store had $10,000 in damages when it was destroyed by a fire on November.
The Patterson Methodist Episcopal church was turned over to the congregation on February 21, 1921, after a cost of $16,550. There was a large crowd in attendance at the dedication. The newspaper article mentions F.H. Lue, Lizzie H. Dickelman, K.O. Ickes, W.A. McNut, James A. Grafmiller, L.E. Liles, S.Z. Baker, and Earl Dome. They had been without a church for over two years, . . . since the old church was distroyed [sic] by lightning and fire, August 31, 1918.
Old time watch meeting will be held at the Patterson M.E. church December 31, 1909. First watch beginning at 9 o'clock. Come early register and receive souvenir. Interesting program prepared. Old time songs a speciality. Young & old cordially invited. Come and exchange greetings & make a silver offering to begin the New Year.
Families living near them in 1930 were: Sammy Webb, William & Claudine Wagner, Pearl & Grace Jolliff, Frank & Elizabeth McKinley, Aaron & Elizabeth McKinley, Joseph & Beth McKinlye, Francis Webb, Eugene & Laura Grafmiller, James Grafmiller, Matthew & Hazel Grafmiller, Justin & Oakie Farmer, Riley & Elezen Riley, Simon & Nellie Burdette, Will & Lila Humphrey, Bruce & Opal Philipps, James & Coral Miller, Henry & Ella Spearman, Sal & Effie Packer, Elmer & Cora Hankins, James & Elizabeth Newsom, John Renfree, William & Alice Waller, Loren & Rush McMaster, William & Cora McVitty, Phoebe Staley, Caroll & Helen McVitty, and Harley Southward. Carl died in Hardin Co. February 2, 1971.
The Nelson Grocery was operating in 1936.
Patterson employed a traffic cop in 1938 to see that automobile drivers on State Route 53 stopped their cars before crossing Patterson's main thoroughfare. An electric street light was also put up so motorists could read the stop signs and see the rays of light reflect on the badges of the cops after dark. Motorists who failed to heed the stop signs were fined from $1 to $3 and admonished.