David L. Patterson was born 1873 in Peebles, Scottish Borders, Scotland, United Kingdom (Peeblesshire) to David Patterson (1837-1922) and Marion Gibson (1836-1914) and died 25 April 1960 Oamaru, Waitaki District, Otago Region, New Zealand of unspecified causes.


Succeeded his father as manager of Oamaru Woollen Mills 1916-1947; succeeded by his own unmarried son Brian. See "Spinning Yarns". His other children moved north to Canterbury, Marlborough, Nelson, and Auckland, and David L's three married sons left children and grandchildren.


In 1926 David L was the householder at 43 Ouse street, Oamaru. From 1929 to 1942 he was at 38 Ouse Street.


Offspring of David L. Patterson and Katharine (Kitty) Robinson (1885-1978)  ¢
Name Birth Death Joined with
David Moore (Pat) Patterson (1910-2001) 24 October 1910 Christchurch, Canterbury Region, New Zealand Joyce Johnston Owen Blakely (1916-1997)
Jack Gibson Patterson (1912-c2002) 23 May 1912 Oamaru, Waitaki District, Otago, New Zealand 2002 New Zealand Joan Violet Gale (1918-2004)
Brian Wallace Patterson (1914-1960)
Kenneth Hardie Patterson (1919-c1990) 1 October 1919 Oamaru, Waitaki District, Otago, New Zealand 1990 Joan Margaret Holmes (1920-1983)
Marion *Wendy* Patterson (1924-2010)

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
  • Named after the famous explorer and missionary.
  • Family and published sources
  • G.J. McLean, Spinning Yarns: A Centennial History of Alliance Textiles limited and its predecessors, 1981 (published by the company in Dunedin)
¢ Children

NZBDM deaths

  • 2001/17264 Patterson David Moore 25 October 1910
  • 2002/4383 Patterson Jack Gibson 23 May 1912
  • 2010/28177 Patterson Marion Wendy 20 October 1924
§ Remains
  • Cremation

Robin Patterson