My Grandfather, Jasper Patterson was born in Missouri, on March 12, 1872. Undoubtedly, he was born in Boone County Missouri since the family was there in the 1870 Census.
|1880 Census, Hays County Texas|
|1900 Census, Justice Precint 1, South of Rail Road, San Marcos, Hays, Texas|
In this 1900 Census, Jasper, and Katie are living next door (same property?) to his parents Greenup Bird (b 1829 d1905) and Elizabeth Wigham Patterson (b 1831 d 1907) with their son, Greenup Bird and daughter, Maggie Patterson (b 1897 d 1993). Jasper and his father Green are both listed as farmers with Green owning his farm and Jasper Renting his.
|1910 Census, Granite, Greer, Oklahoma April 20, 1910|
|Katie H Patterson||33|
|Greenup Bird Patterson||14|
|Melvin D Patterson||6|
|William C Patterson||4|
Jasper is listed as a Blacksmith and working in his Own Shop which he owns Free of a Mortgage.
Two more sons were born to Katie, John Kenneth in Dec 1910, and Jasper in March 1913. Jasper was born on the 8th, Katie Died on the 16th and Jasper died on March 29th. Jasper Senior was left with six children to raise. Greenup was 16 and Maggie was 13 so they could help, but it must have been very difficult. Jasper actually married again within the year, but that wife also died in 1914. He never married again.
|1920 Census- 1/7/1920 - Oklahoma City living with son, Greenup as Head of household.|
|1930 Census 4/7/1930 - Indianapolis with Son-in-law Head of household.|
|Letter from Melvin to Greenup with info about Jasper.|
|1940 Census - 4/9/1940 Stonewall Texas|
|Jasper with his sons Kenneth, Melvin, and daughter Florence. I'm the youngest of all his grandchildren, standing in front of him. My Uncle's wife and two daughters are to my right.|
|Jasper Patterson summer 1949|
He remained in the care home and died 29 August 1953. It was the first and maybe the only time I saw my father cry.
|Jasper is buried in Rock Cemetery in Granite, Greer, Oklahoma along with both wives and Jasper Jr.|