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Woodhull-Patterson Family Papers

Identifier: MS-379

Scope and Content

The collection consists of materials regarding the Woodhull and Patterson families who resided in Dayton, Ohio. The collection is divided into two series.

Series I, Local History, contains information regarding Dayton, Ohio and the surrounding communities. There are several postcards and photographs of the 1913 Dayton Flood, news clippings from local newspapers and booklets, which are arranged alphabetically. The subjects covered are the Oregon District, Burns-Jackson, Riverscape, Piqua Gateway, Dayton Bicycle Club, and Carillon Park. The series spans 1913-1994.

Series II, Family History, is organized by the following four major concentrations: Genealogy, Photographs, John H. Patterson, and Books. The books are arranged alphabetically by title. The surnames of the families included in the genealogical information are as follows: Stout, Mead, Crane, Peters, and Verity. The series spans 1890-2003.


  • Creation: 1872-2003


Biography of Woodhull-Patterson Family

The Woodhulls and the Pattersons, are two influential families in the Dayton, Ohio area. The first member of the Patterson family to come to the Miami Valley was Colonel Robert Patterson (1753-1827). His son Jefferson Patterson (1801-1863) and his wife Julia Johnston were the parents of John H. Patterson (1844-1922), of National Cash Register fame, and Stephen J. Patterson (1842-1915). Stephen and his wife, Lucy Dun, were the parents of Anne Love Patterson (1886-1943). Anne married Roger Woodhull. Together they were the parents of James M. Woodhull, who graduated from Yale University in 1942. James is the husband of Jean Verity, the donor of the collection.


1.5 linear feet

Language of Materials



The Woodhull-Patterson Family papers consist primarily of genealogical information and photographs pertaining to the Woodhull and Patterson families. There are also materials related to the history of Dayton and the surrounding area.

Statement of Arrangement

The collection is divided into two series:

  1. Series I: Local History
  2. Series II: Family History

Related Material

MS-236 Patterson Family Papers, MS-231 Edith McClure Patterson Papers, MS-284 Schenck Family Papers

Guide to the Woodhull-Patterson Family Papers (MS-379)
Finding aid prepared by Leigh Burnham, Winter 2009
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Wright State University Libraries
Special Collections and Archives
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton OH 45435-0001 USA