Solomon R. Patterson

Solomon R Patterson, son of Harvey and Martha Patterson was born 2 1/2 
miles northeast of Opdyke, Sept. 20th, 1873, and departed this life at 
home in Waltonville, Nov. 2, 1930. at the age 57 years, one month and 13 days.

He was united in marriage to Miss Mollie Conice in 1916 and to this union one 
son, Frank Holley, was born. He is also survived by a former marriage, by one 
son, Everett Patterson, of Mt. Vernon, Il., and one daughter, Fossie Patterson, 
of St. Louis and two small grand sons, Melvin and Jimmy Ray Patterson.

When quite a small boy he moved with  his parents to Kansas where his father 
died. His mother returning to Illinois with five small children. he made his 
home the greater part of the time, until grown, with his uncle, and aunt, Mr. and 
Mrs. Wm. Scrivner of near Belle Rive Ill. Having been raised on a farm. Mr. Patterson 
loved farming and especially animal (?).

For several years he lived in Mt. Vernon and worked at the Car Shops, 
later moving to Sesser where he worked in the mines of Franklin County for 
years. In 1921 he moved with his family to  Waltonville where he has resided 
ever since. Mr. Patterson was a very conscientious man, always honest to the penny. 
Debts and obligations always worried him till paid and any task he undertook was done 
the very best of his ability. He was a moral man, a good citizen, and always stood 
for what he thought was right. He would much rather give than receive and nothing 
pleased him so much as to give some one something. 

For the past few years his health has been failing and at times his suffering (?) 
intense. He bore his suffering bravely, seldom  complaining. He often expressed his 
willingness and readiness to go. He believed in the Lord. He believed in prayer saying 
he had prayed every night for almost two years and that he had the hope of an eternal 
life hereafter. While he had been in poor health for the past two years, his death was 
a shock to his many friends as he was confined  to his bed only six days. 
The funeral service was conducted at M. E. Church at 10:30 A.M., 
Nov. 4, Rev. Brown, assisted by Rev. J. T. (?) and was attended by a large converse of friends.

Internment at Knob Prairie cemetery.

Card of Thanks 
We desire to thank the many friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us during the 
illness and death of our husband and father, Soloman R. Patterson. We also deeply appreciate 
their offerings. 

Mrs. Mollie Paterson, 
Frank Patterson, 
Everett Patterson, 
Flossie Patterson,

Source: The Register-News
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

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