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Alice Florence Patterson

Alice Florence Patterson

Female 1900 - 1984  (84 years)

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  • Name Alice Florence Patterson 
    Born 19 Feb 1900  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • From Catherine (Shire) Dyntera:

      Alice Florence Patterson was born to George & Flora Patterson on February 19, 1900. She was their first born and food did not agree with her. At 6 months of age she only weighed 6 pounds. They did not think she was going to make it.

    Gender Female 
    Census Data 1920  Chicago Ward 33, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    George Patterson - Age 46
    Eunice Patterson - Age 16
    Jason Shire - Age 25
    Alice Shire - Age 19
    Eugene Shire - Age 2/12 
    1920 Chicago IL George Patterson Family
    1920 Chicago IL George Patterson Family
    Census Data 1910  Chicago Ward 35, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    George W Patterson - Age 36
    Flora A Patterson - Age 24
    Alice Patterson - Age 10
    Eunice Patterson - Age 6 
    1910 Chicago IL George Patterson Family
    1910 Chicago IL George Patterson Family
    Census Data 1930  Downers Grove, DuPage County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jason Shire - Age 35
    Alice Shire - Age 30
    Eugene Shire - Age 10
    Charles Shire - Age 9
    Ralph Shire - Age 8
    Catherine Shire - Age 7
    Robert Shire - Age 3 1/12
    Earl Shire - Age 1 3/12 
    1930 Downers Grove IL Jason Shire Family
    1930 Downers Grove IL Jason Shire Family
    Census Data 14 Jun 1900  Chicago Ward 28, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    George A Patterson - Age 26
    Flora A Patterson - Age 19
    Alice F Patterson - Age 3/12 
    1900 Chicago IL George Patterson Family
    1900 Chicago IL George Patterson Family
    Census Data 9 May 1940  Downers Grove, DuPage, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jason Shire - Age 46
    Alice Shire - Age 40
    Eugene Shire - Age 20
    Charles Shire - Age 19
    Ralph Shire - Age 18
    Catherine Shire - Age 17
    Earl Shire - Age 11
    Eunice Shire - Age 9
    Donald Shire - Age 7
    Howard Shire - Age 5 
    1940 Downers Grove IL Jason Shire Family
    1940 Downers Grove IL Jason Shire Family
    Died 18 May 1984  Hinsdale, DuPage, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From Catherine (Shire) Dyntera:

      Their parents owned a small delicatessen store on Laramie Ave. and they all lived in the back of the store. They sold fruits & vegetables and lunchmeat, and of course candy. They had gas lights and an ice-box. Sometimes the girls had to help in the store.

      When Alice was about 4 years of age her mother tied her to a tree in the yard to keep her from running away.

      Alice graduated from 8th Grade and went to High School for 3-1/2 years. She took a business course and got a job working at Sears & Roebuck in the office. She earned $8.00 a week to start and then got $11.00.

      She took piano lessons and learned to play quickly. She would play at lodges when the officers marched in and took their places. She never learned to ride a bike but did roller skate on the sidewalk and at the roller-rink.

      Fashions were skirts & blouses mostly. The skirt came down to the calf of the leg. Most of the girls started wearing corsets at a young age. They wore high button shoes. No one wore sleeveless blouses. Her mother made most of her clothes. When they needed to buy something they had to ride the Elevated train down into the Loop.

      Her mother worked and came home early on a Saturday and lay across the bed and died of a heart attack in 1917.
    Person ID P2298986098  Conrad Shire Tree
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2015 

    Father George A Patterson,   b. 7 Jun 1873, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1941, Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Flora Aurilla Sanderson,   b. 18 Oct 1880, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1917  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 26 Oct 1898  Moreland, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F9  Group Sheet

    Family Jason Eugene Shire,   b. 03 Jul 1894, Redmon, Edgar, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1961, Downers Grove, DuPage, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 27 Sep 1919  Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • From Catherine (Shire) Dyntera:

      Jason was living with his brother, Everett and happened to see Alice's name in the list of members of a club, and he called her. Alice was going to one of the meetings that night so she invited Jason to come and go with her & her father. Guess it was LOVE at first sight because they started dating and were married by a Methodist minister in her father's home.

      Their family grew quickly and they decided to find a home in the country to raise their children. They found an acre of land in Downers Grove. Jason cleared the land and proceeded to get "used lumber", and they went to Downers on the weekends to build their home. They would live in a tent on the weekend so Jason could get an early start in the morning. The children tried to help but they were only 6, 5, 4, & 3 years old.

      Alice & Jason were determined to make things work out so they would have a home for their children. Their intentions were to have the first house be a garage & play room for the kids, and they planned to build another BIG house up closer to the road. That never happened.

      They did not have running water nor all the conveniences of today, but they were sure they could do it. Alice had to wash clothes on a scrub board. They cooked on a wood & coal burning stove. She made bread for the family besides cooking meals and keeping the kids clean.

      They accomplished their mission and raised 11 children "In the house that Jason built".
    Shire Patterson Marriage Cert
    Shire Patterson Marriage Cert
    Children 
     1. Eugene George Shire,   b. 31 Oct 1919, Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1993, Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Charles Alexander Shire,   b. 31 Dec 1920, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1984, Lisle, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     3. Ralph Emmet Shire,   b. 29 Dec 1921, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 2005, Hinsdale, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. Catherine Alice Shire,   b. 22 Dec 1922, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 2011, Palatine, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     5. Robert Lawrence Shire,   b. 20 Mar 1927, Downers Grove, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1937, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
     6. Earl Grover Shire,   b. 24 Oct 1928, Downers Grove, Dupage, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 2005, Glen Ellyn, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     7. Living
     8. Donald Allen Shire,   b. 04 Oct 1932, Downers Grove, Du Page, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 2011, Mountain Home, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     9. Living
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    Last Modified 15 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet

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