Henrietta Belle PATTERSON
- Born: October 14, 1886, Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa
- Marriage: Clayton ALLUM on October 15, 1905 in Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa
- Died: November 4, 1963, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon
- Buried: November 8, 1963, Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon
Photo: In 1958, Clayton and "Belle" posed for Shirley Allum Hudlicky at their home in Lincoln County, Oregon.
From Shirley Allum Hudlicky (photo taken by Shirley in 1958)
1886 BIRTH of Henrietta Belle Patterson ("Belle")
1900 CENSUS, Iowa, Bremer County, Waverly Township, Waverly ("Bell E." Patterson, age 19, with widower father, John R. Patterson)
1905 MARRIAGE of Henrietta Belle Patterson and Clayton Allum on October 15 in Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa
See "Clayton Allum" for additional information
BOOK: OUR KITH AND KIN, Volume Two, by Lorena Woodward Burke, published by Denison University Press, Granville, Ohio, 1952, includes a record of the family of Clayton and Henrietta Belle (Patterson) Allum (author Lorena Burke was a cousin to Belle). Contents include Henry Woodrow Descendants, Simeon Woodrow Descendants, Jackson Descendants, Shriver Descendants, Patterson Family of Greene Co. Pa., Patterson Family of Washington Co. Pa., and the Atkinson Family (plus the Index to Volumes One and Two).
I own both Volume One (published 1948) and Volume Two (published 1952) and have excerpted below information from Volume Two pertinent to Henrietta Belle Patterson and her husband, Clayton Allum.
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BOOK: OUR KITH AND KIN, Volume Two, by Lorena Woodward Burke, published by Denison University Press, Granville, Ohio, 1952, page 142:
2. Henrietta Belle Patterson was born October 14, 1886, in Muscatine, Iowa. She and her sister Elma were left motherless so very young that they were raised by their aunt, Sarah Ann Patterson Phillips, her father's sister. Belle Patterson married Clayton Allum, who was born at Chatsworth, Illinois, April 2, 1884. He had relatives in Waynesburg and in Simpson Corners, Greene County, Pennsylvania. Belle and Claton Allum were married in Waterloo, Iowa, Octber 15,1905. Claytonbegan working as a barber from the time he was ten years old and all his life he has been one, caring for his wife and seven children, and starting them well in life. He had his own shop until poor health forced him to give it up, but in 1952 he was still working at his trade.
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Shirley Allum Hudlicky, September 12, 1964 letter to DeeAnna:
"Mrs. Burke is a cousin of Belle Patterson Allum, and I obtained a copy of Volume Two from Belle. The census of Greene County lists a great number of Patterson families. From the material copied from the book, I have Swart, Wise, Scott, Coffield, Ewing and other families married into the Patterson family. In her comments, Mrs. Burke related the following:
Lorena Burke, author:
'Mr. Howard L. Leckey, genealogist of Waynesburg, Pa., operated a drugstore there. He had large and extremely carefully tabulated files of many of the pioneer families of Greene County and their descendants.
"His interest in genealogy must have been an inherited trait which he had started to develop as early as when in college, and now he is recognized as an authority not only in Greene County but in all of southwest Pa. It seems Mr. Leckey's summer vacations were spent in searching in places he knew he could find much past history, such as in old records and wills in courthouses, and he knew the localities in Greene County where early settlers had lived."
Lorena Burke, author:
"There is another incident of family history which I think comes into this chapter better than in the genealogy itself. In one of Mr. Leckey's letters he made a statement which I believe will surprise and dismay the kith and kin quite as much as it did me. Perhaps it was in 1948 or 1949 that I saw the name SHRIVER in the heading of a short article in the Cambridge Jeffersonian and since a goodly number of our clan are Shrivers or descended from Shrivers, I read the account. It stated that in tearing down a very old house in Guernsey County [Ohio] it was discovered that the hearthstone in this house was really the gravestone of one Jacob Shriver! It was difficult for me to believe that any person would go to a cemetery and steal a monument to use as a hearthstone, but by laying it so that the front of the stone, giving the name and dates was placed downward, the secret of the theft was not revealed. In one of my letters to Mr. Leckey, I enclosed the article, asking him if he believed the story to be true.
"This was his reply: ' I do have the record of this Jacob Shriver, got in Cambridge last summer. His wife was Sarah Patterson and the Patterson family follows the Shrivers in my book. I wish I had a record of all the tombstones in Greene County that have gone toward building foundations or hearthstones! In addition, I wish I had a record of the Fort Jackson Cemetery, which some years ago was dug up because of the fine clay underneath the sod. Many of the bones of the first settlers went into bricks to build houses in Waynesburg, and the headstones into foundations! It was sacrilege!'
"Unfortunately Mr. Leckey died of a heart attack and only those who know of his historical records can realize the loss which was sustained by all whose ancestors had lived in Greene County, Pa. He had compiled a history of two hundred pioneer families in Greene County and beginning in May, 1951, this history had been appearing serially in the Waynesburg Republican. Only a small proportion of his monumental work has yet appeared in print but, when completed, it will appear in book form. I know many relatives will want copies. Its title will be THE TEN MILE COUNTRY AND ITS PIONEER FAMILIES. I regret this second volume of OUR KITH AND KIN must go to print before I can study its history, for I might glean additional information from it."
Henrietta married Clayton ALLUM, son of Isaac Leonard ALLUM and Osa Jane ALLUM, on October 15, 1905 in Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa. (Clayton ALLUM was born on April 2, 1884 in Chatsworth, Livingston County, Illinois, died on September 9, 1963 in Eugene, Lane County, Oregon and was buried on September 11, 1963 in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon.)