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Obituaries - NJ - 1901 - Mrs. Mary Virginia (Stilwell) Patterson
Mrs. Mary Virginia Patterson, wife of Caleb N. Patterson of Atlantic Highlands, died on Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Raymond G. Johnson of Brooklyn. The cause of her death was acute gastritis. About three weeks ago she west to Brooklyn to undergo treatment by a specialist. Soon after going to Brooklyn she had a sinking spell and she gradually grew worse until her death. Her family was at her bedside when she died. She was 50 years old.
Mrs. Patterson was a Stilwell before her marriage and her home was at Edgewater, Long Island. She was married to Caleb N. Patterson 39 years ago. Since their marriage they had lived at Brooklyn, Freehold and Red Bank, but for the past ten years they had lived at Atlantic Highlands. Mr. Patterson conducts a tailoring business on Front street at Red Bank.
Seven daughters survive Mrs. Patterson. They are Mrs. Fred Thompson of Red Bank; Mrs. John B. Valleau and Mrs. Murray E. Foster of Atlantic Highlands; Mrs. Raymond G. Johnson of Brooklyn; Mrs. George W. Andrews of New York, and Misses Bessie and Vinnie Patterson who live at home. Mrs. Patterson also leaves two sisters, who live at Edgewater
Mrs. Patterson was a member of the Presbyterian church of Atlantic Highlands. She was active in the ladies' aid society of the church and is the first member to die since the society was organized ten years ago. Mrs. Patterson will be missed greatly in the home circle, and she will also be missed by a very large circle of friends.
The funeral will be held on Thursday at twelve o'clock at the Presbyterian church. Rev. Wilmer McNair, a former pastor of the church, will conduct the service, assisted by Rev. D. Laughlin, the pastor of the church. The body will be buried in Fair View cemetery.
Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Dec 25, 1901
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