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Postell James Patterson 

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Daniel Patterson
4/10/1855 - 1/28/1930

Malissa (Malissy) Davis
7/4/1865 - 5/24/1926
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Postell James Patterson
3/25/1889 - 7/11/1969
(Shown at age 29)
Postell James Patterson was born on March 25, 1889 in Geneva County, Alabama and died on July 11, 1969 in Panama City, Florida. He lived to be 80 years old.

Married 7/29/1912 to Viletta "Lettie" Lewis. He died from TB.

Vance (9/13/1914 -2/13/1989)-married Lois Clark
Mabel (10/26/1916-6/28/1993)
Melous (1918) -married Roy Carl Gustavson
Madeline (1919 -1997)-married Caulie Wells Collins
Census6/4/1900 prcenct 3 AL (Geneva County) 11 yrs old 
247, family # 248: Daniel Patterson (age 45, Apr.1855), Malisey Patterson (34 July 1865), Helan Patterson (13 Sept. 1886), Postell Patterson (11 Meh. 1888), Susan Patterson (9 July 1890), Albert Patterson (7 May1893), Nelly Patterson (5 May 1895), Annie Patterson (2 Meh. 1898), and brother inlaw, Joseph Davis (22 Apl. 1878). All were born in AL, as where their parents, except Daniel's parents where born in GA. Daniel & Joseph are Farmers. Postell is a farm laborer. Susan goes to school. Daniel, Malisey, Helan & Joseph can read & write.  
Additional information about Geneva County, AL around 1900: A courthouse fire in 1898 destroys many county records. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census4/29/1910 Malvern, precinct 3 AL (Geneva County) 21 yrs old 
117, family #118: D. Patterson (age 55), Lissie Patterson (45), Postell Patterson (21), Albert Patterson (17), Nellie Patterson (15), and Annie Patterson (11). All born in AL, as where their parents. Daniel & Lissie have been married 24 years. Daniel is a farmer, Postell & Albert are farm laborers. All can read & write.  
Military6/5/1917 AL (Geneva County) 28 yrs old 
Name: Postell James Patterson, Age: 28, Race: Caucasian, Marital status: Married, Occupation: farming, By who employed: Daniel Patterson, Where employed: Geneva County, Have you a father, mother, wife or child dependent on your support? Wife and two children, What military service have you had? S.G.T. , branch: Inf., years: 7, 3 mons., State: Ala. Birth Date: March 25, 1889, Birth Place: Slcomb, Geneva County Alabama, Build: Medium, Eye color: Gray, Hair color: Black  
Census1/4/1920 prcenct 4 AL (Geneva County) 30 yrs old 
135, family # 136: James P. Patterson (age 30), Vilettie Patterson (29), Vance Patterson (6), Mabel Patterson (3 3mo.),and Melaur Patterson (1 7mo.). they were all born in AL, as where their parents. James is a farmer. They rent their home. Molline Patterson 3/12  
Census1/1/1930 Panama City, Ward 1 FL (Bay County) 40 yrs old 
#371- P. J. Patterson (age 41), Violette Patterson (40), Vance Patterson (15), Mable Patterson (12), Maloruse Patterson (10), Madeline Patterson (9). All were born in AL as were their parents. They own their home, it is valued at $1200, They do not own a radio. They do not live on a farm. Postell was 23 and Violette 22 years old was when they married. Postell's occupation is a mason, in construction.  
Census1/1/1945 Precinct 3 FL (Bay County) 55 yrs old 
P. J. Patterson (age 56), Mrs. Patterson (55), Vance Patterson (29), Mable Patterson (28), Melous Patterson (26), Madeline Patterson (24), Francine (5), Marie (2). All born in AL, except Francine and Marie born in FL. P.J. is a brick mason, Vance is in the Coast Guard,Mable work at gears alever(?), Melous works at a fabric shop. Address is Po Box 48.  
Other3/15/1956 AL  67 yrs old 
I have known Malissy Davis, the wife of Daniel Patterson, for many years. I know that she is the Granddaughter of the late James B. Ward & Elizabeth English Ward. She was married to Daniel Patterson in Geneva Co., Ala. where she lived until she died in 1926. They raised two (2) sons and four (4) daughters as follows: Hellon Patterson borned in 1886, Postell Patterson borned in 1889, Mary Susan Patterson borned in 1890, Albert Reese Patterson borned in 1893, Nellie Mae Patterson borned in 1895, Annie Lee Patterson borned in 1889.   Source:  Original of this document is in the possission of Nancy Patterson.
Other4/16/1956 FL  67 yrs old 
I do state that I am a brother or sister to Hellon Patterson Howard. Hellon Patterson was married to Henry Thomas Howard in Geneva Co. Ala where they both lived and raised a large family of children. Hellon Patterson Howard is the granddaughter of James M. and Mary Ward Davis. Hellon Patterson and Henry Thomas Howard's children are as follows: Joel Amos Howard borned May 12, 1909, Mildred Howard borned April 13, 1912, Miburn Howard borned Sept. 4, 1915, Wilburn T. Howard borned Dec. 27, 1919, Hilburn H. Howard borned Feb. 14, 1922. These are true facts of the idinity of my sisters children.
Signed, Annie Lee P. Glaze, Nellie Mae P. Waters, Postell J. Patterson, and Albert R. Patterson.  Source:  Nancy Patterson has the original of this document. It was in the collection of papers previously owned by Albert Reese Patterson.

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17 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
28 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
39 1928 The Tamiami Trail opens. It opens the southernmost 275 miles of U.S. Highway 41 from State Road 60 in Tampa to U.S. Route 1 (SR 5) in Miami, Florida to tourist. It also destroys many of the Seminole Indian waterways and hinders their economy.
68 1957 The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
73 1962 The Seminole Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
6 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
8 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
11 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
11 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
12 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
13 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
14 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
15 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
17 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
17 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
17 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
23 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
24 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
25 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
34 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
34 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
35 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
37 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
38 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
39 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
47 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
49 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
57 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
58 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
62 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
63 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
68 1957 Sputnik is launched by the Soviets and becomes the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth. It marks the beginning of the great "space race" between the Soviet Union and the U.S.
71 1960 The ruby laser was created by Maiman
73 1962 U.S. astronaut, John Glenn, orbits the earth
76 1965 The first "space walk" was completed by the Soviet Union
19 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
23 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
24 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
28 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
30 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
49 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
50 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
52 1941 NEWS HEADLINES: December 7, 1941 -- Japan launches a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and the US officially declares war on Japan the following day. World War II begins for American soldiers.
61 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
66 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
71 1960 NEWS HEADLINES: The first birth control pill was approved and made available to the public
74 1963 NEWS HEADLINES: On November 22, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.
80 1969 NEWS HEADLINES: In July, the U.S. becomes the first nation to land astronauts on the moon. Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to step on the lunar surface.
20 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
21 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
38 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
40 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
41 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
43 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
44 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president under his "New Deal" campaign. Frances Perkins becomes the first woman to hold a cabinet post when FDR appoints her secretary of labor. On December 5, the 21st Amendment is added to the Constitution, repealing Prohibition. Drinks for everyone!
45 1934 Farm families must leave the dust bowl-stricken Great Plains areas. The dust bowl includes areas in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and Arkansas. Radio picks up the "Okie" songs. In all, 400,000 people leave the Great Plains.
45 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
46 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
50 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
54 1943 Japanese Americans are relocated to internment camps; Almost 400,000 coal miners go on strike; Race riots break out in Los Angeles and Detroit.
55 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
56 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
65 1954 The nationally televised McCarthy hearings lead to Senator Joseph McCarthy's downfall; Segregation by race in schools is declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court; Congress adds the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance and requires "In God We Trust" to appear on all American currency.
73 1962 The Cuban missile crisis escalates and Americans prepare for a Nuclear War with Fidel Castro in Cuba.
77 1966 The Black Panther party is founded.
78 1967 Martin Luther King leads an anti Vietnam protest in New York; The American Indian Movement is founded; Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King are assassinated; Three Apollo astronauts are killed in a fire on the launch pad.
20 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
25 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
28 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
30 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
31 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.
49 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
50 1939 Hitler takes over all of Czechoslovakia. On Sept. 1st, Germany invades Poland. On Sept. 3rd, Great Britain and France declare war on Germany. World War II has begun.
56 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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Viletta Lewis
Born on March 24, 1890 and died on January 27, 1975.
They were married 7/29/1912.

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