AfriGeneas States Research Forum
[NY] Thomas Patterson
I'm sorry I missed your post from March about Thomas Patterson.
Thomas Patterson was married to my mother's aunt, Ida Melissa Patterson. They moved from Buffalo to Los Angeles--probably in the mid to late 1960's. Two of their children, Elizabeth and Braxton, also moved West at about the same time. Magdaline died of cancer before her parents left Buffalo. I don't remember William at all. So, he might have died when I was very young.
Thomas and Ida Melissa Patterson both died in California during the 1970's and are listed in the California Death Index, 1940-1997, at familysearch.org.
Magdaline was married to Bishop James Dockery at the time of her death. They had several children, two of whom may still live in Buffalo. One of Magdaline's sons did operate a community center named after his father. I
Also, there is a listing for Thomas and Ida Patterson in the 1940 Census for Lackawanna, NY (ED 15-94), a Buffalo suburb.