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PATTERSON, Joseph of KY (legacy)

I have been trying to locate a path to my father for the past 50 years or so. His name is Joseph W Patterson and he was born about 1919 in Louisville Kentucky. He registered for the military service in 1942 at Indiana. [ I have a copy of his registration from Ancestry.com]

The last correspondence my mother [who is deceased] had from him was in December 1943. I was born in May 1944. I have no information as to whether he is alive or not. I did find his birth family in the census and plan at some point to try and locate family members.

My dad was a member of the Redball Express and I have recently been motivated to get some history on that unit. I was so pleased to find a photo of him with that unit while searching old newspapers on line. I also have a picture of him with my mom.

I am told that he went by the name of "Pat" Patterson.
I found the family of my father in the 1930 census

Initial Analysis of Findings

Grandfather John L was born Indiana abt 1885
Grandmother Matilda was born Kentucky abt 1890
They own their home with a value of $4000.00
John was 25 Matilda was 20 at the time of marriage which would put the marriage year at abt 1910
Andrew C born 1913 Indiana
Bessie L [sp] born 1915 Kentucky
John R born about 1918 Kentucky
My father Joseph W was born about 1919 in Kentucky
Edith born about 1923 Kentucky
Dorothy born about 1925 OHIO hmmm
Edward L born about 1928 Kentucky
Where do I go from here?
Any help appreciated.

I am including a picture of my parents.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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