Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Memorial for George T. PATTISON (1926)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Civil Order Book Volume 75 (October 1925 - October 1926), the death of George T. Pattison on December 31, 1925 led the Hendricks County Bar to issue this memorial about him in the circuit court minutes of January 5, 1926:

"George T. Pattison, who for almost forty years was a member of this bar, passed away at his home in Danville, December 31st, 1925, at the age of 68 years. He was born in Henry County, Indiana. He attended the public schools and the Normal School at Lebanon, Ohio, and taught for a few years. He came to Hendricks County about the year of 1883 and entered the Central Normal College as a student. Two years later he graduated from that institution and became a member of the faculty, having charge of the business department of the school. For a time he read law in the office of the late Judge John V. Hadley. He was married to Jennie Downard, in 1886. She with one son and two daughters survive him. He retired from his position as instructor and gave all his time to his chosen profession. He was for a time a partner of John W. Trotter in abstracting and law, the firm name being Trotter & Pattison. Some time after the dissolution of that partnership he was a member of the firm of Enloe & Pattison.

He was a reliable and conscientious attorney and an exemplary citizen in all walks of life. He was greatly attached to his home and was a model husband and father. He was during all his residence in this county a faithful and constant member of the Methodist Church, and for many years a member of the Official Board of that institution. He served as a Director of the Central Normal College from the date of its incorporation and rendered valuable service in that capacity. For many years he was a member of the Order of Odd Fellows and stood high in the ranks of that order."

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