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Alice Evelyn Patty

Female 1878 - 1970  (92 years)

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  • Name Alice Evelyn Patty  [1, 2
    Born 10 Feb 1878  Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Female 
    Biography 1929  [4
    Biography of Alice's husband, Arthur W. Anderson, 1929
    On November 16, 1928, Oklahoma, forty-sixth State of the Union, became twenty-one years of age, the Congressional Act enabling it to become a State having been passed in 1906. But a score and more years prior to 1906 the pioneers were laying down the groundwork for this great State; and governmental action came merely as an official sanction of what, in great degree, already had been accomplished. The birth of Oklahoma rightly was even before 1889.
    Among the men who have grown up with the commonwealth none is worthier of record than Arthur W. Anderson, of Woodward, who came to the Cherokee Strip when sixteen years of age, and who has built his career in finance and citizenship around the progress of Woodward and its environs. Financier and citizen of dominant position, he is likewise a member of the bar, and has practiced the law continuously since commencement of residence in Woodward and admission to the bar, or through a period exceeding twenty-five years. He is today one of the foremost figures, as barrister, business man and public figure, in this part of the State, known widely in the Great Southwest. His record is of interest.
    Born at Wall Lake, Iowa, August 7, 1877, Arthur W. Anderson is a son of Oliver A. and Christina Anderson, both of whom were born in Sweden. His parents came to the United States in 1865, first located in Chicago, Illinois, later removed to Iowa, and in 1893 came to Oklahoma, filing on land in the Cherokee Strip, where the elder Mr. Anderson undertook farming, with prosperity. He is now engaged in ranching, near Canadian, Texas. Oliver A. and Christina Anderson had children: 1. Alexander B., of Wynoka, Oklahoma. 2. Ella, wife of F. G. James, of DeWitt, Oklahoma. 3. Arthur W., with whom we are concerned here. 4. Hortense, wife of George Patteson, of Wichita, Kansas. 5. Reuben F., county attorney, with offices at American Falls, Idaho. 6. Rex, deceased. 7. Richard A., of Little Rock, Arkansas, a road contractor.
    Arthur W. Anderson attended the public schools, matriculated in the Agricultural and Mechanical College, at Stillwater, Oklahoma, and from its legal department took the degree of Bachelor of Laws in 1900. Admitted to the bar two years thereafter, he has practiced in Woodward continuously through the years succeeding to the present time, now being a leading figure in the bar and having held the local office of city attorney. In 1919, he was an organizer of the Woodward Building and Loan Association, of which he is secretary and manager. Since 1908 he has been a director of the Woodward Chamber of Commerce, in this connection accomplishing much of permanent benefit to city, county and State. For ten years he has served on the library board, and since 1913 has engaged in banking. A Republican, he is a close adherent to the principles of the party, and an influence in its workings in Woodward. Fraternally, he is affiliated with three important orders-the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, and Ancient Order of United Workmen, in the last of which he holds the Degree of Honor. He is a communicant of the Methodist Episcopal church.
    Gifted and trained in the law, both in theory and practice through many years, financier whose ability has proven of sound worth to the Woodward Building and Loan Association, and banker whose reputation is wide, Mr. Anderson complements these directions of energy with the addition of works of citizenship large in scope. He writes interestingly, in editorial manner, and his writings have appeared in various publications of city, State and national circulation. He is alive to the needs of Oklahoma, and his mind and pen are quick to point the way toward advancement. One of his articles, "Taxation in Oklahoma," analyzed the State tax situation, showing the trends and necessity for remedial measures. This first appeared in the "Employer," July, 1928, and afterward was reprinted in folio for specialized circulation. Another writing, called "The Upward Trend of Taxation," appeared in the "American Building Association News," of national distribution, published at Cincinnati, Ohio. Still another piece, entitled, "Oklahoma: The Agricultural Empire of Tomorrow," first appeared in the Harper County "Journal," April 26, 1928, and was reprinted for more general circulation. Still another, appearing in the aforementioned Cincinnati publication, was, "The Need of National Advertising." In the third article mentioned, Mr. Anderson wrote in part:
    After the good Lord had made forty-five other States. He looked them all over carefully and decided that He could do better yet. He decided to put forth one supreme effort and make one State which would combine the virtues and advantage of all the rest. ?And then in the very heart of the United States, He built the forty-sixth State out of the very best of everything he could find, and He named it Oklahoma.
    He has a style of writing at once serious, practical, filled with a vision of the future, and with entertaining comment, and not a little humor. Thus, the points which he cares to make are driven home the more forcefully.
    Mr. Anderson married, June 12, 1912, Alice Patty." 
    Census 7 Apr 1930  Woodward, Woodward township, Woodward County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    1. Anderson, Arther [Arthur?] W., head, owns, value $6000, owns radio set, not a farm, male, white, 52, married, married age 34, can read and write, Iowa, Sweden, Sweden, manager, building and loan, not a veteran
    2. _____, Anna E., wife, female, white, 52, married age 34, can read and write, Missouri, Missouri, Tennessee, home maker
    3. Yoakum, Erma, roomer, female, white, 25, single, can read and write, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, saleslady, grocery store
    4. _____, Edna, roomer, female, white, 30, single, can red and write, Arkansas, Texas, Missouri, bookkeeper, wholesale house 
    Died Jul 1970  [3
    Person ID I1010  Full
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2014 

    Father Joshua Patty,   b. 27 Feb 1853, Butler County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1919, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Faithy Malissa Crowder,   b. 7 Feb 1853, Giles County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1905, Butler County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 12 Mar 1871  Butler County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F247  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Arthur W. Anderson,   b. Abt 1878, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1951  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married 12 Jun 1912  [4, 5
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F2191  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Della and Ida Walker with cousins Alice Evelina Patty and Hettie Melissa Patty.
    Della and Ida Walker with cousins Alice Evelina Patty and Hettie Melissa Patty.
    Ida Walker (top), Della Walker (right), with cousins Alice Evelina Patty and Hettie Melissa Patty (Patty's unidentified as to which is which). Photo from the album of Jessie Keenon, granddaughter of Della Eveline (Walker) Warren Lonnem, email, 13 February 2014.

  • Sources 
    1. [S84] Crowder, Faithy Malissa - Patty Family Bible, (This family Bible contained birth and death dates for Joshua Patty and his wife, Faithy Malissa Crowder. It was in the possession of Cory Patty in the early 1990's, and I was given a transcription.).

    2. [S4510] Doug the Bug, contributor, “Alice E. Anderson,” database, Elmwood Cemetery (Woodward, Woodward County, Oklahoma), memorial no. 41224597, FindAGrave ( : viewed 6 Sept 2014).

    3. [S4511] Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index," database, ( : accessed 6 September 2014), entry for Alice Anderson, July 1970, SS no. 440-38-7763.

    4. [S4512] “Woodward County [Oklahoma] Biographies,” transcriptions,Genealogy Trails History Group ( : accessed 6 September 2014), biography of Arthur W. Anderson; citing Joseph B. Thoburn and Muriel H. Wright Oklahoma: A History of the State and Its People, vol. IV, [p. not stated], (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1929).

    5. [S4508] 1930 U.S. census, Woodward County, Oklahoma, population schedule, Woodward township, Woodward (city), enumeration district (ED) 23, sheet 7B (penned), p. 230 (stamped, verso), dwelling 132, family 155, Arther [Arthur?] W. Anderson household; digital images, ( : downloaded 6 Sept 2014); citing NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1929.