Patterson, Rufus Lenoir

Patterson, Rufus Lenoir

Male 1872 - 1943  (70 years)

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  • Name Patterson, Rufus Lenoir 
    Born 11 Jun 1872  Salem, , North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Apr 1943  Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Southampton Cemetery, Southampton, Suffolk, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I39753  Sackett
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2020 

    Family Morehead, Margaret Warren,   b. 7 Dec 1874, Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown 
    Married 21 Nov 1895  Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
    +1. Patterson, Lucy,   b. 7 Jun 1900,   d. Feb 1977  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F14217  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Nov 1895 - Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Apr 1943 - Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2291] New York, New York, Index to Death Certificates, 1862-1948, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 23 Mar 2020.
      Name: Rufus Lenoir Patterson
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Marital status: Married
      Age: 70
      Birth Date: 11 Jun 1872
      Birth Place: No Caroline
      Residence Street Address: 15 E 65 St
      Residence Place: New York
      Years in US: Life
      Death Date: 11 Apr 1943
      Death Street Address: 15 E 65 St
      Death Place: New York City, Manhattan, New York, USA
      Burial Date: 13 Apr 1943
      Burial Place: Southampton Cemetery Southampton New York
      Occupation: Elec Engineer Amer Machine
      Father's Birth Place: North Carolina
      Mother's Birth Place: North Carolina
      Father: Rufus L Patterson
      Mother: Mary Patterson
      Spouse: Margaret M Morehead
      Informant: Margaret Patterson
      Informant Gender: Female
      Informant Relationship: Wife
      Executor: Margaret M Patterson
      Executor Relationship: Wife
      Certificate Number: 8688

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 23 Mar 2020.
      Hartford Courant (Hartford, Connecticut), 12 Apr 1943, Page 6

      Rufus Lenoir Patterson. New York, April 11. (AP.) Rufus Lenoir Patterson, 70, chairman of the board of the American Machine and Foundry Company, which he organized in 1900, died today at his home here.

      Patterson in 1898 developed a machine to weigh, pack, stamp and label tobacco, and later was advised by James B. Duke, tobacco manufacturer, in the development of a machine to manufacture cigars. He was the organizer of the International Cigar Machinery Company, in which he developed other machinery for handling tobacco.

      In 1935 Patterson was one or the eight highest-paid executives in the United States, receiving a salary of $797,000. He retired as president of the American Machine and Foundry Company in 1941. He also was president of the International Cigar Mchineray (sic) Company and the Standard Tobacco Stemmer (sic) Compauy.

      A native of Salem, N. C., Patterson attended the University of North Carolina for a year before becoming associated with William H. Kerr, inventor of a tobacco packaging machine. In 1893 he was mechanical engineer for the Golden Belt Bag Company of Durham, North Carolina.

      He leaves his wife Margaret Morehead Patterson; a son Morehead Patterson; a daughter, Mrs. Casimir De Rham, and four grandsons.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    3. [S1271] North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 23 Mar 2020.
      Name: Rufus L Patterson
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Age: 23
      Birth Year: abt 1872
      Marriage Date: 21 Nov 1895
      Marriage Place: Durham, North Carolina, USA
      Spouse: Margarette W Morehead
      Spouse Gender: Female
      Spouse Race: White
      Spouse Age: 20
      Event Type: Marriage

      Researched by Ted Smith


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