George Patton

George Smith Patton (1856 - 1927)

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George Smith Patton
Born in Charleston, Kanawha, Virginia, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 10 Dec 1884 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 14 Oct 2018 | Created 2 Feb 2009
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Biography

George S. Patton born Charleston (now West Virginia), September 30, 1856, the son of George S. Patton and Susan Thornton Glassell; graduate, VMI Class of 1877; after graduation taught at VMI for one year; studied law and became a prominent attorney in Los Angeles, where he was also active in politics; married Ruth Wilson, 1884; children: George S.(b. 1885) and Anne (b. 1887); died June 1927, Los Angeles, CA.[1]

George S. Patton was born on 30 Sep 1856 in Charleston, Virginia. His original name was George William Patton on his birth certificate. [2] However, he is not officially the second George Smith Patton, since he was named George William Patton at birth, he changed his name in 1868 to honor his father who passed away from wounds suffered during the Third Battle of Winchester in 1865.[3]

George Smith Patton married Ruth Wilson on 10 Dec 1884 in Los Angeles, California. [4]

George Smith Patton is buried in the San Gabriel Cemetery in San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California. [5]

George S. Patton was the first city attorney of Pasadena, in 1877. He also opened a Los Angeles law practice before being elected District Attorney in 1886. Patton also would be the first mayor of San Marino. He was less successful, however, standing for other public offices -- losing a bid for the U.S. Congress in 1894 and for the Senate in 1916. Patton swam against the tide as a stubborn opponent of women having the vote.[6]

George and Ruth traveled abroad on several occasions. They requested passports in 1921 to travel to Panama and Havana, Cuba on the ship Hawkeye. [7] Then in 1924, they applied again to travel to the British Isles, France, Italy, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. [8]

United States Federal Census Reports

  • United States Census - 1870. In Household of George H Smith: George H/age 36, Susan/age 35, George S/age 13, Ellen/age 12, Glassell/age 10, Susan/age 6. [9]
  • United States Census - 1880. In Household of George H Smith: George H/age 46, Susan/age 45, Anna/age 9, Ellinal/age 6, George/age 23, Andrew/age 19, Susan G/16, Gun Wo/age 30. [10]
  • United States Census - 1900. San Gabriel Township, Los Angeles, California, United States. In Household of George S Patton: George S/age 34, Ruth/age 39, George S/age 15, Anne W/age 13, Susie G Patton/age 36, Annie Wilson/age 42, Ellen Steven/age 29. [11]
  • United States Census - 1910. Highland Park Ward 2, Lake, Illinois, United States. In Household of George S Patton: George S/age 53, Ruth/age 46, Anne/age 22. [12]
  • United States Census - 1920. San Marino, Los Angeles, California, United States. In Household of George S Patton: George S/age 62, Ruth/age 58, Anne/age 31, Anne Wilson/age 60, Mary Kipke/age 60, Mary Scally/age 69, Susanna Goodwin/age 47.[13]

Citing this Record

WikiTree contributors, "George S. Patton (September 30, 1856 - June 10, 1927)," WikiTree, http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Patton-1 (accessed April 1, 2020).

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Sources

Foot Notes

  1. "The Patton Family At the Virginia Military Institute". mrl
  2. "West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X5P6-395 : 12 December 2014), George William Patton, 30 Sep 1856; citing Charleston, Virginia, reference 6; FHL microfilm 34,487.
  3. Wikipedia article for George S. Patton, Sr.
  4. "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XLW9-28F : 4 August 2017), George Smith Patton and Ruth Wilson, 10 Dec 1884; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 1,033,135.
  5. Find A Grave, database and images (https://new.findagrave.com : accessed 17 September 2017), memorial page for George Smith Patton (30 Sep 1856–10 Jun 1927), Find A Grave: Memorial # 7407641, citing San Gabriel Cemetery, San Gabriel, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave.
  6. Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office - Office History (http://da.co.la.ca.us/about/history?page=1)
  7. "United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKDF-XSMX : 13 October 2015), George S Patton, 1921; citing Passport Application, California, United States, source certificate #612, Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925, 1117, NARA microfilm publications M1490 and M1372 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,654,909.
  8. "United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJG-GZG5 : 4 September 2015), George S Patton, 1924; citing Passport Application, California, United States, source certificate #461321, Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925, 2607, NARA microfilm publications M1490 and M1372 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,753,157.
  9. "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MN6J-WJH : 12 April 2016), George S Patton in household of George H Smith, California, United States; citing p. 72, family 703, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,572.
  10. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6GB-S4M : 26 August 2017), Susan Smith in household of George H Smith, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district ED 23, sheet 187A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0067; FHL microfilm 1,254,067.
  11. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9PL-LKS : accessed 18 September 2017), Ruth Patton in household of George S Patton, San Gabriel Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 125, sheet 12B, family 268, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,092.
  12. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MKFR-DXL : accessed 19 September 2017), Anne W Patton in household of George S Patton, Highland Park Ward 2, Lake, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 99, sheet 23A, family , NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 301; FHL microfilm 1,374,314.
  13. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MH76-N7X : accessed 19 September 2017), Anne Patton in household of George S Patton, San Marino, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing ED 583, sheet 3A, line 20, family 65, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 118; FHL microfilm 1,820,118.




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