Frances DeEtta Todd Patterson of Westfield NY

PATTERSON, Frances DeEtta Todd9, (Zerah8, Lemuel7, Jehiel6, Stephen5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Nov. 4, 1838, in Toddsville, N. Y., married Sept. 17, 1861, George W., son of Hon. George W., and Hannah W. (Dichey) Patterson, who was born Feb. 25, 1826, in Lester, N. Y. He studied law in Buffalo, N. Y., for two years after he left college. In 1854 he moved to Corning, N. Y., where he was president of the George Washington Bank; was for many years, president of the Board of Education, and also president of the Board of Water Commissioners. In 1876 they moved to Westfield, N. Y. Later he was the unsalaried engineer and superintendent of the Westfield Water Works, and since the formation of the Board of Water Commissioners, has been its president. For twenty-five years he was Vestryman of the St. Peters Church and was president of the Patterson Memorial Library. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1848, with the degree of A. B.; A. M. Dartmouth 1851.

Mrs. Patterson has been for many years the chairman of the New York State Charities Aid Association of Chautauqua County; for 25 years she has been president of the Union Relief Association of Westfield, N. Y.; was vice-president of the Chautauqua County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. She has been Regent of the Patterson Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution since its formation in 1898; was the librarian of the Patterson Memorial Library.

I. Catherine Louise, b. July 23, 1862, in Corning, N. Y., m. in Westfield, N. Y., Frank William, son of William B. and Sybil (Brandall) Crandall, who was b. April 30, 1861, in Westfield, N. Y. Mr. Crandall was the Cashier of the National Bank, of Westfield, N. Y.; was superintendent and secretary of the Board of Water Commissioners; had held many town offices including several terms as president of the village; was the treasurer of the Patterson Library, and senior Warden and Treasurer of St. Peters church. Mrs. Crandall received the degree of A. B. from Vassar College in 1884. They had issue: (1) Francis William, b. Jan. 13, 1889; (2) George Patterson, b. June 21, 1891.
II. George Washington, b. Feb. 1, 1864, in Corning, N. Y., m. in Adrian, Mich., July 2, 1890, Merib Susan, daughter of Josiah Rowley, who was born May 10, 1865, in Adrian, Mich. He taught mathematics at the Institute of Technology, Boston, Mass., during the year 1887-88; was law student at Harvard University, 1888-89; since 1889 he has been at the University of Michigan, at Ann Arbor, where he was the Junior Professor of Physics and Electricity; he is the author of several works on Physics and Electricity. He was the vestryman of St. Andrews Church, in Ann Arbor, Mich.; was the president of the Patterson Memorial Library in Westfield, N. Y.; graduated from Yale in 1884; received the degrees of A. B. 1884 and A. M. 1891, Yale; S. B. 1887, Institute of Technology, Ph. D., Munich, Germany, 1899. Mrs. Patterson was cotranslator with her husband, of Industrial Pholometry, by A. Palez. Issue: (1) Gertrude, b. May 30, 1891; (2) George W., b. Jan. 21, 1893, who graduated from Yale University in 1914, with the degree of A. B.; (3) Robert Rowley, b. July 31, 1895.
III. Hannah Whiting, b. March 5, 1866, in Corning, N. Y., m. in Westfield, N. Y., Oct. 28, 1891, Harry Ferris, son of Alexander Ducan and Elizabeth (Ostrom) Forbes, who was b. Oct. 1862, in Rockford, Ill.; B. A. University of Michigan, 1884; was secretary and treasurer of the Rockford Malleable Iron Works, at Rockford, Ill. Mrs. Forbes graduated from the School of Painting, Vassar College, 1885; then a student at Cowles Art School, Boston, Mass., 1887-88. They had issue: (1) Alexander Duncan, b. April 10, 1894, d. Feb. 10, 1895; (2) Duncan Patterson, b. Aug. 26, 1896.
IV. Frances Todd, b. May 8, 1868, in Corning, N. Y., m. in Westfield, N. Y., Jan. 2, 1895, William Harry, son of Howard S. and Elizabeth (Donald) Faust, of Napoleon, O., who was b. Oct. 24, 1864, in Wilmot, O.; he graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1886. He was Ensign, U. S. Navy, 1888, Lieut., (Junior Grade) 1896, Lieut., 1899; he retired on account of ill health brought on by his active service in 1899. He was a law student at the University of Michigan, 1900. Mrs. Faust was a member of the New York State Board of Womens’ Managers at the Columbian Exposition, 1892; A. B. Vassar, 1888. They had issue: (1) Howard Patterson, b. Dec. 10, 1896, in San Francisco, Cal.


Todd, George Iru. Todd Family in America. Gazette Printing Company. 1920.

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