Thomas B. Patton Family, 1863-1963

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Thomas B. Patton Family, 1863-1963

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Thomas Brown Patton was born on September 29, 1863 in Paris, Brant County, Ontario. He received his primary and secondary education in Paris and attended Brantford Collegiate Institute. Patton worked for the McCormick Harvesting Company prior to permanently settling in Regina, North-West Territories (now known as Saskatchewan) around 1904. Patton established several businesses in Regina, including the Regina Lumber and Supply Company and Kerr Patton Coal Company. Patton served as an alderman for the City of Regina (1912-1913) and was involved with various organizations, including the Regina Board of Trade and Regina Exhibition Association. After retiring in 1918, Patton worked as an income tax returns adjustor. He died in Regina on March 17, 1927.

Elizabeth Ann Patton, wife of Thomas B. Patton, was born on June 17, 1863 in Brantford, Ontario to Richard and Elizabeth Oxtoby. Patton was involved with various organizations in Regina and served as an executive member of the Regina Council of Women; the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire and the Saskatchewan Division and Regina Branch of the Canadian Red Cross Society. She was awarded life memberships in the Regina Council of Women and the Canadian Red Cross Society, Regina Branch. Elizabeth Patton died in Regina on December 15, 1938.

John McDonald Patton, son of Thomas B. and Elizabeth Patton, was born on December 15, 1886 in Hamilton, Ontario. He received his primary and secondary education in Hamilton and attended the University of Toronto, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering in 1912. After graduation, Patton was employed as an engineer with the City of Regina and the Saskatchewan Water Commission. In 1916, he joined the Saskatchewan Department of Highways and held positions as assistant bridge engineer and chief bridge engineer (1947-1952). Patton served as president of the Association of Professional Engineers in Saskatchewan and as chairman of the Saskatchewan Branch of the Engineering Institute of Canada. He died in Regina on January 23, 1963. He never married or had children.

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