Perth Courier, December 25, 1908, page 2
Mr. William Patterson, of Carleton Place, died in Perth on the 18th Dec.,1908 at the age of 68 years. Deceased was born in Perth, son of the late Charles Patterson, in earlier days one of the best known residents of this town.
When a young man deceased started a furniture and undertaking business in Carleton Place, which he continued until his death, which was caused by blood poisoning following a broken ankle from a fall on the icy pavement.
He leaves a wife, four sons and two daughters. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity and was an out-and-out Liberal. He was a nephew of the late Mr. James Patterson of this town and cousin of Mr. George Patterson, deputy attorney general of Manitoba.
The Pattersons were descended on the father’s side from one of Wellington’s Peninsular and Waterloo veterans, Private Patterson, a Scotch soldier in the 37th Regiment.
|Spouse:||Mary Ann Pattie|
|Birth:||09/10/1840 Carleton Place Lanark Ontario Canada|
|Death:||18/12/1908 Carleton Place Lanark Ontario Canada|
|Residence:||abt 1881 Lanark Ontario Canada|
Born in Carleton Place, Lanark, Ontario, Canada on 8 March 1845 to David Pattie and Mary Cashon. Mary Ann Pattie married William Patterson and had 7 children. She passed away on 29 May 1934 in Carleton Place, Lanark, Ontario, Canada.
William Patterson – of Carleton Place, Ontario – born 1840 – Married Mary Ann Pattie. Children:
a. William Albert – born 1868 and died Oct. 15, 1926
b. Minnie – born 1870 and married William Simpson
c. Charles – born 1872 , married Ellen Jane McGee and died June 11, 1932
d. Jennie – born 1874 and married Richard Woolley
e. David Pattie – born 1876, married Annie Darou and died March 11, 1921
f. Joseph W. – born 1878 and married Ella Flegg
Patterson and Sons
176 Bridge Street in Downtown Carleton Place
William Patterson ran his furniture and undertaking business here beginning in the mid-1890s and the building remained in the family until 1976. Also, in 1976 Alan Barker purchased the business and goodwill of the Patterson Funeral Home of Carleton Place, from 3rd generation owner, Gordon Patterson.
The furniture and undertaking business of William Patterson and Son was started in Carleton Place in the 1860s. William Patterson (1840-1908) born in Lanark County at Perth son of Charles. William came to Carleton Place at age 22 where he learned the trade of cabinet making under David Hogg.
Before the end of the 1860s, William had established his own furniture making business. He served the Carleton Place militia company on the St. Lawrence from under its Carleton Place officers James C. Poole and John Brown during the Fenian Raid periods of 1866 and 1870. In Carleton
Place he was the first captain of this community’s first fire brigade.
The Patterson furniture and undertaking businesses in the Riverside Store building were continued by William’s son Joseph and by Joseph’s son Gordon. At the end of this firm’s business life of over a century, it had occupied for over eighty years the site of this town’s original post office and original general retail business establishment. In 1976 Gordon Patterson sold the store to a newspaper and in 1978 they sold it to Robbie Probert a candle maker from Nova Scotia for $42,500.
The sign was repainted in 2010.