Alexander E. Patton

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About Alexander E. Patton


Alexander E. Patton is Dead, Clearfield, Pa., Sept. 5

State Senator Alexander E. Patton of Curwensville, died of heart disease at 4 o'clock this morning after an illness of twenty-four hours.


Alexander Ennis Patton was born in Curwensville, Clearfield County, October 20, 1852. He was educated in the common schools of his native town; also at Dickinson Seminary, Chester Military Academy and Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.

Starting out for himself at nineteen years of age he went to Iowa and engaged in farming and the nursery business. He returned to his native town in 1877 and became connected with the Curwensville bank. He was a noted worker in the interests of the public schools. He was twice President of the Directors Convention of Clearfield County, and was Trustee of Dickinson college and a Director of Dickinson Seminary.

After serving as a Delegate to county, State and National Republican conventions, he was elected to the State Senate in November, 1900. He was heavily interested in coal lands in Clearfield and northern Cambria County, the thriving town of Patton being named for him.

Alexander E. Patton, Cambria Freeman, Ebensburg, Cambria, Pennsylvania, 9 September 1904, volume 38, number 36.

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Alexander E. Patton's Timeline

October 20, 1852
Pennsylvania, United States
March 28, 1878
Curwensville, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, United States
October 30, 1880
Curwensville, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, United States
December 28, 1889
Curwinsville, Alleghany, Pennsylvania, United States
April 4, 1892
Pennsylvania, United States
September 5, 1904
Age 51