Obits - NJ - 1900 - Margaret D. (Pringle) Patterson

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Obits - NJ - 1900 - Margaret D. (Pringle) Patterson

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Death Was Caused By Cancer of the Stomach

She Was a Descendent of Scotch Families and Married John H. Patterson of Middletown Township in 1800

Mrs. Margaret D. Pringle, wife of Hon. John H. Patterson of Middletown township, died of cancer of the stomach on Monday morning. She had been sick a long time, but had not long been confined to her bed. The funeral will take place at the house on Riverside drive in Middletown township on Thursday afternoon at two o'clock, and the burial will be at Fair View cemetery.

Mrs. Patterson was descended from Douglass, Crichton and Kerr families of Scotland. Her father, John Pringle came to this country in 1820 and settled in New York, He afterward moved to Brooklyn and in each city the family attained a local fame for their church going and charitable qualities. In 1860 Miss Pringle married John H. Patterson and they at once took up their home on the Patterson farm, in Middletown township. In 1868 Mr. Patterson was elected sheriff of Monmouth county and they then moved to Freehold. At Freehold, as at New York and Brooklyn, Mrs. Patterson was prominent in church work and she became a member of the Freehold Presbyterian church.

In 1874 Mr. Patterson was appointed doorkeeper of the house of representatives at Washington, and the family moved to that city. When the house of representatives became Republican Mr. Patterson lost his place and the family moved back to Middletown township. In 1886 Mr. Patterson was appointed warden of the New Jersey state prison and for ten years the family lived at Trenton. Mrs. Patterson became matron of the prison and she held this position as long as her husband was warden. In all the places in which Mrs. Patterson lived she manifested the same interest in all branches of church work as during the earlier years of her life. In addition to her church duties she was a member of the ladies' Hermitage association of Nashville, Tennessee; of the ladies Mount Vernon association of Washington; and of the international prison congress. She leaves no children.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Nov 14, 1900

Mrs. John H. Patterson's Funeral

The funeral of Mrs. John H. Patterson of Middletown township was held last Thursday afternoon. There was a very large attendance of persons from all parts of Monmouth county. The funeral was preached by Rev. S. H. Thompson, pastor of the Red Bank Presbyterian church. Short addresses were made by Rev. P. K. Hageman of Middletown and Rev. George Maddox of Trenton. The bearers were I. B. Edwards of Red Bank, Frederick T. Hayes of Middletown township, and Thomas B. Madden, Robert Provost, John Casper and Richard Lawrence of Trenton. The floral pieces were very fine. The burial was at Fair View cemetery.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Nov 21, 1900