Fonds F 218 - Thomas B. Patton family fonds

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Thomas B. Patton family fonds

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F 218

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  • ca. 1886-1957 (Creation)

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36 cm of textual records
288 photographs
2 plans

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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.

Custodial history

Eugene Griffith of the Montreal Trust Company in Regina donated some of these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in one accession in 1963: 344 (R) (July 1, 1963). The records were part of the estate of John McDonald Patton. The photographs were donated to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in one accession in 1963: 680 (Photo R) (August, 1963).

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This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used by Thomas B. Patton, Elizabeth Patton, and John McDonald Patton of Regina, Saskatchewan. The records of Thomas B. Patton relate mainly to his activities as a businessman; income tax adjustor; sponsor of the T.B. Patton Cup; returning officer for the electoral divison of Regina City; auditor for the Dominion Day Territorial celebration and president of the Regina Board of Trade and the Regina Exhibition Association. Elizabeth Patton's records relate mainly to her involvement with various organizations, including the Canadian Red Cross Society. John McDonald Patton's records relate mainly to his engineering career.

The types of records included are correspondence; membership cards; financial and legal documents, including shares, leases, agreements and last will and testaments; minutes; notebooks; manuals; reports; plans; photographs; and a scrapbook possibly compiled by Mrs. Patton.

No series assignment was applied to the records in this fonds.

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Records are open for research use.

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Use, publication, and/or reproduction of records are subject to terms and conditions of the Copyright Act. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.

Finding aids

SAFA 583 (old guide GR 193) consists of a fonds description, file listings of some textual records, and item descriptions of photographs. The paper guide consists of a fonds description and file listings of some textual records. For additional descriptions see Threshold CD#12 SAFA 583.

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Related material: A copy of an article on Mrs. Patton's funeral from the Leader-Post, Regina is located in the Regina office (Clippings File - Biographies - Patton, Mrs. T.B.)Photographs of the Patton family are located in the Historical Photographs collections in Regina and Saskatoon. Records created by Elizabeth Patton as an executive member of the Regina Council of Women (F 80) and Canadian Club of Regina (F 424) are located in the Regina office.

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No further accruals are expected.

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Other codes: Textual records: old guide GR 193 (R-80); R-E4250; R-E4251; R-E4314; R-E4342; Photographs:R-A6518 to R-A6628; R-B3196 to R-B3213

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