The grave site of Florence Patterson, who died in 1910 at age 27 of consumption, an antiquated term for tuberculosis. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Published as it appeared on Jan. 21, 1910, in the (Corvallis) Weekly Gazette-Times, Page 2, Column 6.


Mrs. Florence Patterson, who died at Philomath on January 11, 1910, was the wife of Walter Patterson and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Cummings, formerly of this city. At the funeral service held on the 12th, there were many friends from Corvallis in attendance, and many Philomath people, as well. The service was conducted by Rev. Rosenbraugh, at Philomath chapel, and the remains were laid to rest in the Newton cemetery.

Mrs. Patterson was aged 27 years, 10 months and 24 days. She was the mother of one child, a little boy, now left to soften the grief that near overwhelms the loving husband. The deceased was a good, Christian woman, a consistent member of the M.E. church, converted when twelve years of age. She was married to Mr. Patterson in Douglas county, Missouri, in 1906, then moved to Andrews county, and finally on to Corvallis, where the family lived two years. Afflicted with consumption she finally faded away and now a happy home is left desolate. The sincere sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereft husband and parents.