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MARY "MATIE" PATCHEN

 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:49 pm    Post subject: MARY "MATIE" PATCHEN Reply with quote

Olean Times Herald...April 12, 1978.....MILLPORT WOMAN CELEBRATES
100TH BIRTHDAY.......Millport.....Mrs. Mary "Matie" Patchen, a Potter
County resident for much of her life, is celebrating her 100th birthday today.
Mrs. Patchen, who lived for over 70 years in a home in Shinglehouse, now
lives with Mrs. Helen Lawton, south of Millport. No special celebration is
planned, but she says she would enjoy seeing old friends, a few at a time,
over the next few days.>>>>>>>Mrs. Patchen was born April 12, 1878, in
Barren County, Wisconsin, where her parents had gone as homesteaders.
The family returned to Jasper, N.Y., when she was five, after her parents got
homesick for the east.>>>>>>>She attended high school, then took one
year of teacher training at the academy in Canisteo. There she met, and on
Sept. 8, 1897, married, Edward Patchen. Mr. Patchen died in
1962.>>>>>>>Mrs. Patchen taught school in New York for five years before
she, her husband and parents moved to a farm on Bell Run, McKean
County. She taught there, Ceres, Shinglehouse, and finally Jander Run, then
retired to care for her parents.>>>>>>>She was trained to teach the first
eight grades in the rural schools, but says she most enjoyed the little tots in
the first couple of years. She says a few of her students, including Keith
Maxson, Amber Gleason, Roy Babcock, George and Orville Gross, and Ona
Bridge, still live in the Shinglehouse area.>>>>>>>Her husband worked for
various Shinglehouse businesses after leaving the farm, and served for a
time as a glass flattener in the Palmer Window Glass Plant in
Shinglehouse.>>>>>>>Mrs. Patchen is still very alert, and has a much
better memory than many who are younger. She says she plans to do a bit
of gardening this summer. Although she tires more easily than in the past,
she says she enjoys visiting with friends who drop by.

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