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Respected Citizen Dies

Herald of Dec. 9, 1897

Captain James Patterson, one of Williamsburg’s oldest, most prominent and highly respected citizens died at his home in that place Monday morning after a brief illness. Friday night he was seized with a chill, which despite the efforts of his physician, developed into typhoid pneumonia and death quickly followed. The deceased was born in Ireland, Nov. 5, 1826, and came to America in June, 1848, landing in Philadelphia, where he located until his health failed him. Embarking on a canal boat, he made the trip to Pittsburg, and thence to Hollidaysburg. From there he made a...


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