]HRS, EMMA PATTERSON
Mrs. Emn ' ;ersor«, 89, widow of a Civil War vK^.an, passed away Fri ? day morning, Mp~ 24, from the ir, firmities of age. ^Jhe had been col fined to the house for many month, and was nearly blind f6r a long time For more than a year and a half s\ i has been cared for in the home of Mr. and Mrs.! W. A. Summers and it w..3 there that she died. The funeral wa^ held in the home of her niece, Miss Gertrude ' Rees, Sunday afternoon, Rev. H; S, Graham of Trinity M.fe. church officiating and burial in Union cemetery at Elmore*
Emma- Rees Patterson was born February 15^1840, near Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of Solomon and Martha j Rees. Jptfjiwas the eldest of a family j of eigh^MiRiren, only one of whom I how'^gii'flfeiesj.^^th^ youngest, Oliver i Rees^of^etroife Mich. In 1870 sho was u^^fee^^tolf John Patterson at PiqilA^Qi^n^pil^as a kind and lov- 1 ing ri^oth#*iWlier seven stepchildren. The ^greaferMlrt of r her married 1 i f e was i'spent ;|B|jFremont and Elmore. Her"rhusbari|ffl|receded':her in death marly vyears^^i and, after that she has^&ade her home with4 her brother CaleH. and sister Jennie until nearly two years ago when she was taken into ^he home of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Summers wherr she passed away May 24, 1929, aged oJ years, 3 months ancf 9 days. She was a member of Trin¬ ity M. E. church and of ,the Ladie ', Aid Society and until the infirmities of age prevented she was a regular attendant at their services.