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Mary Susan Patterson 

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Daniel Patterson
4/10/1855 - 1/28/1930

Malissa (Malissy) Davis
7/4/1865 - 5/24/1926
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Mary Susan Patterson
7/27/1890 - 11/16/1949
(Shown at age 50)
Mary Susan Patterson was born on July 27, 1890 in Geneva County, Alabama and died on November 16, 1949 somewhere in Alabama. She lived to be 59 years old.

She was called Susie. She married on 6/6/1908 to Horace Greely/Grillie Sain. They lived in Geneva county, Alabama and had seven children:

(1) Edna
(2) Mary Elizabeth
(3) Thedore
(4) Louise
(5) Solora (Married W.E. Ward)
(6) Audry Cecil
(7) W.P. (Married Lee Ida,7/15/1924-4/8/1972)
Census6/4/1900 prcenct 3 AL (Geneva County) 9 yrs old 
247, family # 248: Daniel Patterson (age 45, Apr.1855), Malisey Patterson (34 July 1865), Helan Patterson (13 Sept. 1886), Postell Patterson (11 Meh. 1888), Susan Patterson (9 July 1890), Albert Patterson (7 May1893), Nelly Patterson (5 May 1895), Annie Patterson (2 Meh. 1898), and brother inlaw, Joseph Davis (22 Apl. 1878). All were born in AL, as where their parents, except Daniel's parents where born in GA. Daniel & Joseph are Farmers. Postell is a farm laborer. Susan goes to school. Daniel, Malisey, Helan & Joseph can read & write.  
Additional information about Geneva County, AL around 1900: A courthouse fire in 1898 destroys many county records. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census1/14/1920 Hokes Bluff AL (Geneva County) 29 yrs old 
List as family #144: Harroce G. Sain (age 53), Mary S. (wife, 29), Mary E. (daughter, age 10), Theodore R. [Huoroce R. ?] (son, age 7), Edna M. (daughter, age 5) and W. P. [M. P. ?] (son age 4). All were born in Alabama and so were their parents. They are renting their home. Horace is a farmer working a general farm. All but the youngest can speak English and Harrace and Mary cannot read or write. All but the youngest child has been attending school and the two oldest children can read and write. 
Death Certificate1/1/1922 AL (Geneva County) 31 yrs old 
The death of Horace G. Sain is recorded in the Geneva County Alabama records in Volume 31, Roll 2, page #15182. 
Graveyard/Tombstone11/16/1949 AL (Geneva County) 59 yrs old 
Christian Home Church Cemetery - Susan SAIN 7-27-1890 11-16-1949 & husband, H. G. SAIN 10-10-1868 9-15-1923  
Other3/15/1956 AL  7 yrs after death 
I do state that it is a fact that Mary Susan Patterson Sain is the daughter of the late Daniel and Malissy Davis Patterson. Mary Susan Patterson Sain is the granddaughter of the late James M. & Mary Ward Davis. Mary Susan Patterson married Horace Greely Sain in Geneva Co. Alabama of which they raised a family of seven. There names are as follows: Mary Elizabeth, Theadore, Edna Mae, W.O. (only), Audry Cecil, Solera, and Louise. I have known the Davis and Patterson families for many, many years.   Source:  Nancy Patterson has the original of this document.  It comes from a collection of documents originally owned by Albert Reese Patterson.
Other3/15/1956 AL  7 yrs after death 
I have known Malissy Davis, the wife of Daniel Patterson, for many years. I know that she is the Granddaughter of the late James B. Ward & Elizabeth English Ward. She was married to Daniel Patterson in Geneva Co., Ala. where she lived until she died in 1926. They raised two (2) sons and four (4) daughters as follows: Hellon Patterson borned in 1886, Postell Patterson borned in 1889, Mary Susan Patterson borned in 1890, Albert Reese Patterson borned in 1893, Nellie Mae Patterson borned in 1895, Annie Lee Patterson borned in 1889.   Source:  Original of this document is in the possission of Nancy Patterson.

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5 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
7 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
10 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
10 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
11 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
12 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
13 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
14 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
16 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
16 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
16 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
22 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
23 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
24 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
33 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
33 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
34 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
36 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
37 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
38 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
46 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
48 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
56 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
57 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
18 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
22 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
23 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
27 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
29 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
48 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
49 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
51 1941 NEWS HEADLINES: December 7, 1941 -- Japan launches a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and the US officially declares war on Japan the following day. World War II begins for American soldiers.
19 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
20 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
37 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
39 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
40 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
42 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
43 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president under his "New Deal" campaign. Frances Perkins becomes the first woman to hold a cabinet post when FDR appoints her secretary of labor. On December 5, the 21st Amendment is added to the Constitution, repealing Prohibition. Drinks for everyone!
44 1934 Farm families must leave the dust bowl-stricken Great Plains areas. The dust bowl includes areas in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and Arkansas. Radio picks up the "Okie" songs. In all, 400,000 people leave the Great Plains.
44 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
45 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
49 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
53 1943 Japanese Americans are relocated to internment camps; Almost 400,000 coal miners go on strike; Race riots break out in Los Angeles and Detroit.
54 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
55 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
19 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
24 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
27 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
29 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
30 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.
48 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
49 1939 Hitler takes over all of Czechoslovakia. On Sept. 1st, Germany invades Poland. On Sept. 3rd, Great Britain and France declare war on Germany. World War II has begun.
55 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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Mary Patterson
Mary Patterson

Horace Sain
Born about 1867 and died about 1922.
They were married 6/6/1908.

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The Children of Mary Susan Patterson

71 years old
Louise 'Polly' Sain
Born in Dothan, Alabama on February 13, 1933 and died in Slocomb, Alabama on January 31, 2008. She was 75 years old.

She was a lifelong resident of Geneva County and a member of Union Hill Freewill Baptist Church. Children: Jerry, Cynthia, Lamar, Ricky & Mark. ...
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