Richard B. Patterson I (1835-1908) Shoe Salesman (b. May 05, 1835, Lisburn, Ireland - d. September 06, 1908, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York City, New York, USA)
Parents[edit | edit source]
- James Patterson (1794-1877), a clerk from Ireland
- Jane Mulholland (1797-?)
Birth[edit | edit source]
He was born in 1835 in Lisburn, Ireland.
Siblings[edit | edit source]
- Abigale Patterson (1829-?) who worked as a "tailoress" in 1850
- Anne Patterson (1831-?) who worked as a "tailoress" in 1850
- Elizabeth Patterson (1837-?)
- Margaret Patterson (1841-?)
Emigration[edit | edit source]
Richard had emigrated with his parents and siblings, leaving from Dublin, Ireland and arriving in New York City on October 22, 1847 on the ship "Thetis". They appear in the 1850 census living in Manhattan.
Marriage[edit | edit source]
He married Cornelia Augusta Betts (1837-1917) on September 19, 1856 in Brooklyn in New York City.
Children[edit | edit source]
- Louise Patterson (1857-?) aka Louisa Patterson
- John C. Patterson (1861-1920) who worked as a "shoe cutter" in 1880
- Cornelia M. Patterson (1863-1940) aka Nellie Patterson, who was born in Pennsylvania and later married Edwin T. Webb (c1860-c1895) who later abandoned the family
- Richard B. Patterson II (1869-1930) who married Mary Ellen Burke (1870-1957) and worked as a shoe salesman
- Robert L. Patterson (1869-?)
- Marion Patterson (1871-?) who was born in February of 1871 and was working as a saleslady in 1900
- Grace E. Patterson (1873-?) who was born in June of 1873 and was working as a telephone operator in 1900 when she married Donald Miller
Citizenship[edit | edit source]
He became a citizen on October 16, 1860 and his witness was Jonas Amos Martin (1821-1862).
New York City[edit | edit source]
In 1860 the family was living in Brooklyn and Richard was working as a "printer". In 1870 they were living in Manhattan and Richard was working as a "shoe dealer". The family appears in the 1880 living in Manhattan. And in 1900 they are living in Brooklyn again. The 1900 census states they had 7 children with 7 living and they were living with a granddaughter, Cornelia Patterson who was born in 1880 or 1881 in Pennsylvania. They were living at 1090 Madison Street in Brooklyn in 1900 and Richard was working as a "salesman", most likely still selling shoes.
Death[edit | edit source]
He died on September 06, 1908 in Brooklyn, New York City. He was 73 years old and his death certificate was number "17192". He died of "cardiac asthenia" with "pulmonary edema".
Funeral notice[edit | edit source]
New York Times; September 09, 1908, Wednesday: "Patterson, 686 Jefferson Avenue, Brooklyn. September 6, Richard B. Patterson"
Burial[edit | edit source]
He was buried in Green-Wood Cemetery on September 09, 1908.