JOSEPH T. PATTON
Evening Kansan-Republican, Friday,
January 5, 1917, Pg. 1
Vol. XXXII, No. 290
Respected Citizen of
HERE IN 1873
in Local Affairs
The death of J. T. Patton a highly
respected citizen of Harvey county and ex-county commissioner occurred Thursday
night about 9:00 o’clock at his home near Walton. He had been failing in
health for the past five or six months.
The funeral will be held at the
Methodist church at Walton Saturday morning at 10:30 and interment will be made
in the cemetery there.
Mr. Patton has been active in the
community affairs of Walton and Pleasant township during his residence there and
had served as commissioner of the First district for six years. He came to
Kansas in 1873, homesteading a farm in what was then Marion county but later was
incorporated in Walton township, Harvey county. After nine years residence
there he moved to Pleasant township where he lived for eight years, returning to
Walton township after purchasing a farm that adjoins Walton on the north, which
had since been his home. He held the offices of justice of the peace and
trustee in both Pleasant and Walton townships and resigned as trustee in 1900 to
serve as county commissioner to fill the unexpired term of two years cause by
the resignation of J. C. Rich, commissioner of the First district. He was
a staunch republican and in 1902 he was re-elected to serve a four year term.
In all public offices Mr. Patton
conducted the affairs in a straight-forward, business like way and that always
commanded the admiration and respect of the community. He was always
active in whatever pertained to the best good in school affairs and was a
faithful worker in the Methodist church of Walton.
He had enlisted in Co. H, 80th
Illinois infantry and served three years, being mustered out at the age of 21
years and had been a member of the Judson Kilpatrick post of Newton.
He is survived by his wife,
daughter, Mary, who has been a teacher in the Walton school for the past fifteen
years, sons, A. R., Orlie and Carl of Walton, and two sons who reside in western