Patterson, Ozias M.

Submitted by mercercounty on Thu, 08/12/2010 - 03:21

OZIAS M. PATTERSON, agent of the Pittsburg, Shenango and Lake Erie railroad, at Hilliards, was born in Delaware township, Mercer County, March 18, 1855, son of William C. and Mary (Colton) Patterson, the former a native of Mercer county, and the latter of Erie county. His grandfather, Andrew Patterson, a native of Maryland, located in Mercer county about 1803. His father died in 1886. His maternal grandfather, Luther Colton, a native of New York, first removed to Erie county, and thence to Mercer county at an early day. He was a soldier in the War of 1812, and his widow drew a pension as long as she lived. The subject of this sketch was reared upon a farm, but has been connected more or less with railroads since boyhood. He has been an employee on regular station work since 1881, and became agent at Hilliards in March, 1888. Mr. Patterson was married on January 1, 1875, to Lucy Patterson, a daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Hart) Patterson, of Crawford county. Her grandfather was one of the early settlers and owned a part of the land where the town of Sharon now stands. Mr. and Mrs. Patterson have a family of four children, as follows: Blanche; Lloyd L.; Wade W., and Reed J. The family are connected with the Methodist Episcopal church. In politics, he is a Republican, and is a member of Eureka Lodge, A.O.U.W., of Grove City.

History of Butler County, 1895, page 1300

 
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