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|Johnstown Tribune, 3 Dec 1917, Contributed by Virginia Sobotkin|
|SAMUEL PATTON DIES FOLLOWING OPERATION|
Prominent Westmont Resident Passed Away at Johnstown City Hospital
Samuel Patton, of 41 Wyoming Street, a prominent Westmont resident, died Saturday evening at the Johnstown City Hospital, where he underwent an operation on Friday for intestinal trouble. Mr. Patton had been sick for about a week. The body was prepared for burial by the John Henderson Company and was removed to the Patton residence yesterday (Sunday, December 2). Funeral services will be held at 3 o’clock tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday, December 4) by the Rev. James W. Diggles, Rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, and the Rev. J. Lane Miller, Minister of the Franklin Street Methodist Episcopal Church. Burial will be made in Grandview Cemetery.
The deceased was a son of the late James and Elizabeth Anderson Patton and was born at Brady’s bend, Armstrong County, on August 13, 1855. Samuel Patton was only six months old when his parents came to Johnstown and located on the Flat. They resided on the Flat for about 10 years and then removed to the First ward, where Mr. and Mrs. James Patton passed away in 1896. James Patton was for many years a night watchman for Wood, Morrell and Company, now the Penn Traffic Company. Samuel Patton began working for the Cambria Iron Company in 1867 as a water boy. At the time of his death he was employed as a millwright at the Gautier Plant.
In 1881 Samuel Patton and Miss Elizabeth Mackall were united in marriage in the parsonage of the Cooper Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church by the Rev. Samuel Bell, who was the minister in charge of the congregation. The Rev. Bell died at Rochester, this State, in June 1895. Mrs. Patton survives, her husband, with three daughters, four grandchildren, three living in Duluth Minnesota, and one in Lorain Ohio, a brother, Charles Patton, Alderman of the Fifth Ward, and two sisters—Mrs. Annie Porter, of Knoxville, Pittsburgh, and Mrs. Daniel Patton of Locust Street, this city. The surviving daughters are Bessie, wife of C. S. Grubb of Duluth, Minnesota, Elsie, wife of Frank M. Nixon of Lorain, Ohio and Miss Erma Patton at home.