Need more info on Frances Patterson b. 1907 d. 2006.

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Still pretty new at this stuff, but I was hoping someone might have more info than I!

She was my great grandmother on my mother's side. I don't know much, we lost touch while I was still young. I believe she was born in Portugal, possibly to an aristocratic family. She may also have been a concert pianist in her early life. She married a veteran pilot (Patterson) and had 2 children, but I can't find any info on her husband or her maiden name, pre married life etc. If anyone has any info I'd be most grateful!
WikiTree profile: Frances Patterson
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It appears that Frances maiden name was Silva or Sylva

Robert Hiram Patterson appears to be the son of Martin Hiram Patterson and Jennie M. Strong.

Records show info on Jennie's parents and Martins parents as well.  There are additional records -census data, military WWI draft cards etc to be found.

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Vermont, Marriages

groom Robert H Patterson

bride's name: Frances Sylva

marriage  04 Dec 1930 Barre, Washington, VT

indexing project (batch) number: I03330-0


United States Census, 1910 Benson, Rutland, VT

self  Robert H Patterson M 64y NY

wife  Ella Patterson F 50y VT

son  Pliny Patterson M 25y VT

son  Charles H Patterson M 25y VT

self  Martin Patterson M 30y VT

wife  Jennie M Patterson F 25y NY

son  Robert H Patterson  M 2y VT


United States Census, 1920  Rutland, VT

self  Martin H Patterson M 39y VT

wife  Jennie M Patterson F 34y NY

son  Robert H Patterson  M 12y VT

son  Donald H Patterson M 6y VT

moth  Ella Patterson F 61y VT


Vermont, Vital Records

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name: Martin Patterson

Marriage  03 Oct 1903 , , Vermont, United States

Male age: 25 est birth  1878

father: Robert H. Patterson  mother: Ella Norton

spouse: Jennie Strong

name: Martin Patterson

Marriage  03 Oct 1905  Benson, VT

Official  Leroy N Taylor. ME Clergyman

Recorded Benson, VT  Vol 2. P 967

gender: Male

spouse: Jennie Strong

age 21 birthplace Crownpoint, NY  1st marriage

Residence  Orwell, VT

spouse's father: Hiram Strong birthplace Crown Point, NY

spouse's mother: Lottie Cottie  birthplace Crown Point Center

name: Robert Hiram Patterson

Birth  17 Oct 1907  Benson, VT

White Male

father: Martin Patterson  birthplace West Haven, VT age  26  Farmer

mother: Jennie M. Strong birthplace Crownpoint, NY age 23;  1st child

Record:  Vol 2 p 961


Massachusetts, Death Index

name: Martin H Patterson

Death  20 Apr 1973  Hinsdale, MA

death certificate number: 022061

birthplace: Vermont

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name: Frances Patterson
titles & terms:  
event: Census
event year: 1940
event place: Lenox Town, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
gender: Female
age: 31
marital status: Married
race (original):  
race (standardized): White
relationship to head of household (original):  
relationship to head of household (standardized): Wife
birthplace: Portugal
estimated birth year: 1909
residence in 1935: Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts
enumeration district number: 2-41
family number: 66
sheet number and letter: 3B
line number: 54
nara publication number: T627
nara roll number: 1568
digital folder number: 005460840
image number: 00126
  Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Robert H Patterson M 32 Vermont
wife Frances Patterson F 31 Portugal
brother Robert E Patterson


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