R. G. Patterson, merchant and stock-dealer, was born in the North of Ireland, September 25, 1845. Came to America with his father in 1848, and located in Sauk County, Wis. Came to Jewell County, Kan., in 1871, and took a homestead two miles east of Omio, where he now lives. Engaged in general merchandising in Omio in 1878, and built his store building the same year. Deals in stock, and keeps 400 head of cattle, 325 head of sheep, 25 head of horses, and is the owner of 960 acres of land. Mr. Patterson is a self-made man, as he was compelled to make his own start in the world, by his own individual efforts. Was married in Milwaukee, Wis., October 13, 1867, to Miss Mary J. McMurray. They have three children – Jessie, born November 16, 1871; Edward, born April 4, 1873; Liddie, September 25, 1876.