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Source: Crawfordsville Daily News-Review Jan 1, 1902 p 1

The funeral of Israel H. Patton will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday at Young's Chapel. Interment at the Tapp cemetery. -- kbz

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal Friday, 10 January 1902
At an early hour on last Tuesday, Dec. 31, at his home, four and one half miles northeast of this city, Israel H. Patton was found dead in his bed, death resulting from the infirmities of old age and a complication of diseases.

He was born in Butler County, Ohio, Oct. 7, 1814, and at an early age he came to Indiana entering land near Peru, shortly after which he came to Montgomery County where he remained a greater portion of his life.

In the year 1835 he was married to Mrs. Malinda E. Coons, of this county, she having departed this life eight years ago at the age of 77 years, and unto this union there were ten children, of whom the following survive: Mrs. J. C. Largent, Mrs. Geo. Anderson, Mrs. J. G. Rush, Joseph and Elmer Patton, of this county, and Mrs. Jennie Rusk, of Joplin, Mo.

As a citizen he believed in an equality of mankind, holding that justice was the prevailing motive in all action. At an early age he united with the Christian Church, to which faith he was devout and sincere until death. Possessing this Christian spirit, he made a loving husband, a kind father, and to know him was to love him.

The funeral was at 10 o’clock Tuesday at Young’s Chapel, conducted by Rev. Plunkett. The interment was at the Tapp Cemetery. -s

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal Friday, 3 January 1902

Israel H. Patton, living with his daughter, Mrs. J. G. Rush, near Garfield, was last Tuesday found dead in his bed, having died presumably from heart disease some time in the night. Mr. Patton was in this city Monday and his death comes as a great surprise.

Mr. Patton was born eighty seven years ago, and was one of the best known residents of Montgomery County. He cast his first vote for William Henry Harrison in 1836, Mr. Harrison being the Whig candidate for President.
Mr. Patton was the father of six children, two sons, Joseph and Elmer Patton, both of this county; and four daughters, Mrs. J. G. Rush, Mrs. Geo. F. Anderson, of Crawfordsville, Mrs. J. C. Larkin, of this county, and Mrs. Jennie Rusk, of Joplin, Mo.
Mr. Patton had been a member of the Christian Church for sixty years and was a man who lived so that at his death it can be said that he was a good servant and went to his reward confident of the crown of the victor.

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