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George Patterson

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George Patterson (c1865- ) of Birmingham

1891 Living at 27 Northwood Street, Birmingham: George Patterson (age 26 born Liverpool), Bicycle Maker - Employer. With his wife Betsy Patterson (age 24 born Birmingham) and their two sons; George Patterson (age 2 born Birmingham) and Harry Patterson (age 2 months born Birmingham).[1]

1896/7 Listed under cycles. of 31, 32 and 33 Summer Hill Street.[2]

1911 Living at 52 Westfield Road, Edgbaston: George Patterson (46 born Liverpool), Cycle Manufacturer - Worker. With his wife Betsy Patterson (age 44 born Birmingham) and their three children; George Patterson (age 22 born Birmingham), Engineering Student; Harry Patterson (age 20 born Birmingham); Metallurgy Student; and Hilda Gladys Patterson (age 15 born Birmingham). Two servants.[3]

1918 Died. 'An inquest was held at Birmingham this afternoon on George Patterson, aged 52, company director, 52, Westfield-road, Edgbaston. Mr. Patterson's son was killed in action about three years ago and since then Mr Patterson had been in a nervous condition. Influenza and pneumonia had been followed by complete breakdown of his nervous system. Early Monday morning his wife heard the report a pistol in deceased’s bedroom, and going there she saw her husband lying face downwards on the floor with a revolver near him. There was bullet wound through the month. The deputy-coroner returned a verdict of "Suicide whilst of unsound mind."[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1891 Census
  2. Peck's Trades Directory of Birmingham, 1896-97: Cycles
  3. 1911 Census
  4. Evening Despatch - Wednesday 27 November 1918