Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Thomas McFadden Patton ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Thomas McFadden Patton
TITLE: Mr. GENDER: M MILITARY: Indian war of 1853
BORN: 19 Mar 1829 DIED: 29 Nov 1892 BURIED: 2 Dec 1892
ETHNICITY:   OCCUPATION:  Attorney, Clerk of House of Rep., Businessman
BIRTH PLACE:  Carrollton, Carroll Co., Ohio
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon

1860 OR CENSUS – T.McF. Patton (31y, b Ohio, occupation farmer) enumerated with F.M. (21y, b Ohio) and L.E. [Lillian] (2y, b Oregon)

1870 OR CENSUS – T.M.F. Patton (41y, b Ohio, occupation VP PL Co) enumerated with F.M. (33y, b Ohio), L.E. [Lillian] (12y, b Oregon) and E.C. [male] (9m, b August 1869, Oregon); also with family was Ah Hoy (25y, b China, occupation cook)

IOOF - T. F. McPatton [sic], age 62 y's 8 m's, born in Ohio, died in Salem of heart disease, kept a book store in Salem. MARRIAGE - "T. McF. Patton, over 55 & Mrs. Libbie A. Holman, over 47. Aplication only -- 10 Jan. 1889 Aff: F. J. Babcock "

EXCESSIVE CLAIM.-- In his findings in the suit of Mrs. Libbie Patton vs. the estate of Thos. McF. Patton, deceased, for $5,000 claimed for rents due, Judge Hewitt disallowed the claim and ordered that "the costs of the proceeding be paid by the estate of the said Thos. McF. Patton, dceased, taxed at $21." Yesterday County Judge Hubbard was informed that the attorneys for the plaintiff had presented a claim to the administrator, J. H. Albert, for $500 as their fee for services rendered in the late litigation. It is quite probable that the claim will be stricken out by the probate court judging from his remarks yesterday. 
Weekly Oregon Statesman, May 3, 1895. 

The following is the obituary notice for Mrs. Thomas McFadden Patton, who's first husband was Joseph Holman. "SALEM PIONEER DIES in SOUTH. 
Mrs. T. McF. Patton Passes at Age of 85. Once Instructor at Willamette University; Several Relatives Here. Word was received yesterday from Redlands, California, announcing the sudden passing at the age of 85 of Mrs. T. McF. Patton, a former prominent resident of Salem. Mrs. Patton came to Oregon in the early sixties, taught in the Portland public schools for a few years, then came to Salem to teach in Willamette university. She was married in 1874 to Joseph Holman, who started the first linseed oil mills in Salem where the Kay Woolem Mill now stands. Mr. Holman passed away in the late seventies. She married T. McF. Patton in 1889. He died in 1891. Mrs. Patton moved in 1893 to Redlands, where she made her home, devoting her life to church and charitable work. The funeral services will be held in Redlands from St. Paul's Episcopal church, of which she was a life long member. Besides her sister and brother who live in Los Angeles, the following relatives survive: Stepgrandchildren Joseph A. Albert, and Mrs. George Rogers, Harry Albert of Salem, and Mrs. Fred Wiggins of Toppenish; stepsons, E. Cooke Patton and Hal D. Patton of Salem and stepdaughter, Mrs. J. D. McCully of Joseph. 
Oregon Statesman 24 Aug 1927.


Expired Suddenly From Heart Failure 
Death Came Unexpectedly 
The Life and Deeds of One of Oregon's Pioneers and Most Prominent Men 
T. McF. Patton is dead! He was at his place of business until yesterday and was apparently in good health. In the afternoon he attended the funeral of Rev. O. Dickinson at the Congregational church, acting in the capacity of pallbearer. At the church he exerted himself in assisting to carry the casket. From the church he came to the store, complaining of a pain in the region of his heart. The pain was so great that at a little before 3 o'clock he hurried to Dr. J. A. Richardson's office for relief. Finding Dr. Richardson absent he went to Dr. B. H. Bradshaw in the same building. This was at ten minutes to 3 o'clock, and when Dr. Bradshaw made a hasty examination he found Mr. Patton pulse-less. Whisky was given him and the pulse rallied. Morphine was administered hypodermically and the sufferer rested quite easily on the sofa. Mrs. Patton was sent for and came to him and he talked cheerfully, saying that he would be all right in a few minutes. But at 3:15 he gave a gasp, sank back upon the sofa, became rigid and expired, the pulse having stopped instantly. Thomas McFadden Patton was born in Carrolton, Ohio, March 19, 1829, and nine years later moved with his parents to Findlay. His education was secured at Martinsburg academy and at the Ohio Weslyan University, Delaware. He chose the law as his profession and after the usual preparation passed the examinations, being admitted to the bar in 1850. The very flattering reports which returning parties from Oregon had circulated relative to this section reaching his ears, he determine to come West, and in 1851 joined a part of overland emigrants at Council Bluffs, arriving at his destination in October of that year. He stopped first in Yamhill County and in the following December came to Salem. In the spring of 1853 Mr. Patton removed to Jackson county and shortly afterwards was elected county judge, which office he resigned in 1854. During the Indian war of 1853 he served as orderly sergeant in Co. A., commanded by Captain John F. Miller. He returned to Salem and on August 3, 1854, was married to Mrs. Frances M. Cooke, only daughter of Hon. E.N. Cooke, at one time state treasurer of Oregon. Miss Cooke was one of the parties that came overland with Mr. Patton a few years before. The first year of their married life was passed in Jacksonville, when, at the earnest solicitation of Mr. and Mrs. Cooke, they removed to Salem. He served as chief clerk of the house in 1860 and in 1861 was appointed chief clerk in the office of Indian affairs under W.H. Rector. He was for several years secretary of the People's Transportation Co. and again in 1866 was elected chief clerk of the house. In 1872 he was elected representative to the legislature from Marion County and in 1876 was appointed appraiser of merchandise for the Willamette district, in which capacity he served for seven years. In 1884 he was appointed Untied States consul at Hiogo, Japan, and held that position until 1887, when he returned to Salem and engaged in the book and stationery business. Mr. Patton took an active interest in Masonry and at the time of his death was the eminent commander of the Grand Commandry of Oregon and during his lifetime filled the greater number of the more important offices within the gift of the fraternity. He has served as grand secretary, grand treasurer, and deputy grand master, and served one term as grand high priest of the Royal Arch chapter. For sixteen years he was chairman of the committee on foreign correspondence for the grand chapter. During his career in public life many and varied acquirements were demanded to meet all the positions he had been called upon to fill, yet he adorned them all. Being a shrewd businessman and cautious in his investments, success attended him and he leaves considerable property. In 1886 Mr. Patton was called upon to mourn the death of his wife, who died on December 7th of that year, leaving three children. The two sons, Cooke and Hal, were in business with their father in Salem at the time of his death, and the other, a daughter, is living in Joseph, Wallowa County, being the wife of J. D. McCully. On January 10, 1889, Mr. Patton was married to Mrs. Joseph Holman [maiden name: Libbie Buss], of this city, who survives him and was by his side yesterday when the dread summons came. Mr. Patton was during his life a true Christian and was a member of the First Congregational church of Salem almost ever since its inception, and during the greater part of the time has been superintendent of that Sunday school. The funeral arrangements are not yet concluded, but the body will not be given burial until sometime Friday. The remains have been embalmed. 
Daily Oregon Statesman 30 Nov 1892 

Mr. PATTON'S FUNERAL -- The funeral services over the remains of Hon. T. McF. Patton will be held in the Methodist church Friday at 2 o'clock. The remains will be buried by the Grand lodge of Masons of Oregon. They will take charge of them at the church. The interment will be in the Rural cemetery. The funeral ceremony over the remains of their Brother Patton, of the Scottish Rite bodies, will be held at midnight at the Methodist church on Thursday. Masons, their families and invited guests are admitted. At the midnight service the church will not be opened until 11 o'clock p.m. 
Weekly Oregon Statesman, Dec. 2, 1892. 

Ceremonies Conducted by the Church, Scottish Rite Bodies, and Grand Lodge of Masons -- 
The press can only refer to the ceremonies of the several Masonic bodies from that which is learned of them when their proceedings are made public. These bodies do not proselyte by public meetings held for that purpose. In their first Masonic series, ending with the third degree, installations and lodges of sorrow are often open to the public. Out of the following five series, from the fourth degree of the Ancient and Acceped Scottish Rite, ending with the thirty-second degree, Masonic baptism, lodge of sorrow and funeral ceremonies are often made public to the Masons families and friends. The impressive midnight obsequies on Thursday night, the last duty to Sir Knight T. McF. Patton will long be remembered by all who were present. The nothingness of greatness, and the greatness of nothingness, were deeply and thrillingly impressed upon the minds of those present. It was the living facing death and bewailing it, while death in its silent presence claimed to be the medium through which the soul of man--all that is good and sacred in him--ascends to that state where mercy and love are enthroned. The terror of the silent messenger wears gradually away and he who walks through the dark valley of death sees in the distance the dawn of that perfect day which he will soon reach and enjoy forever. Love, that which a brother knight has for a brother, twines around the memory of the departed knight as the ivy around the sturdy oak. Love sees no human faults, lest there should be any, the Heavenly Father is implored to forgive them. The immortality of the soul, and a belief in God, the Father of all, Supreme Ruler of the universe, are among the chief points in a sir knight's profession of duty. Many lessons are brought out in solemn force as the ceremonies proceed--lessons that cannot be ignored. The observed readily saw, so far as they could be understood without really knowing what they were, that the degrees were founded on more than human wisdom. The entire audience, by their silence and close attention were evidently in the deepest sympathy with the Masonic heart present with them in crowning the memory of their beloved sir knight with the emblems of love and purity. The Masonic ceremonies at the church on Friday were also impressive. The gathering in the Masonic fraternity of Salem and those from abroad was suggestive of the sacredness of the relation between the deceased and his Masonic brethren. Oregon Commandary of Knights Templar, of which Mr. Patton was eminent commander at his death, were the escort to the Grand lodge of Masons and the subordinate lodges in procession. The religious services in the church were comforting--full of religious instruction and consolation. The floral offerings were elaborate and beautiful. The manifestation of respect for the deceased by our citizens was universal. After the last sad rites Masonic fraternity were performed in the church, the remains were taken to the cemetery, followed by relatives and a large concourse of citizens and Masons. Mr. Patton was made a Mason in Salem lodge, No. 4, in 1852. He was elected deputy grand master of Masons in Oregon in 1869, 1870 and 1871, and elected grand master in 1872 and 1873. He was of the first who were exalted in Multnomah R. A. chapter, then under dispensation, June 25, 1856. He received the orders of knighthood in Oregon Commandry, No. 1, in Portland, June 8, 1877. He received the Scottish rite degrees in 1874. He was grand secretary of the Grand chapter of R. A. M. in 1860 and was re-elected and served two terms. He was chairman of the committee on foreign correspondence of the Grand chapter of R. A. M. for eighteen years and was elected grand high priest in 1888. He was elected Grand R. A. captain, by the general Grand chapter at Detroit in 1880. At Denver in 1883 he was promoted to general grand captain of the host; was elected eminent commander of Oregon Commandry, No. 1, in April, 1892. He was the grand representative of the Grand Masonic lodges of England, District of Columbia, and Delaware, near the Grand lodge of Oregon. While grand master of Masons in 1873, Mr. Patton laid the corner stone of the state capitol in Salem, at which time the address was delivered by Hon. S. F. Chadwick, of Salem. Mr. Patton held several civil offices. He was member of the legislature of Oregon, surveyor of the port of Portland seven years, and consul to Hiogo, Japan, under President Arthur. 
Oregon Statesman, Dec. 4, 1892, 4:2


Thomas McF. Patton 
Mar. 19, 1829 - Nov. 29, 1892


IOOF Register of Burials
Marion Co. Oregon Marriage Records, Vol. 6, pg. 79, #3606:  
S&H pg 28 

1860 OR CENSUS (Marion Co, Sublimity, FA#2809)

1870 OR CENSUS (Marion Co, Salem, FA#43)

OS Nov 30, 1892 
WOS Dec. 2, 1892
OS Dec. 4, 1892, 4:2.