Mrs. W.A. Patterson (formerly Wismer) will, come August 31st, have lived in the Grimsby district for a matter of 95 years, in other words all her life. In spite of her many summers, Mrs. Patterson, who lives with her son, Emery U., and grandson, Owen R., on Main St. East, enjoys a full life and excellent health.
Mrs. Patterson was born in a small house on the lake front at Vineland in 1852 and lived there until Sept. 13, 1880, when she married W.A. Patterson of Grimsby, for many years Tax Collector of North Grimsby. The couple went to live on a 100 acre dairy farm on the Grimsby mountain, from where they moved in 1900 to the farm on Main East where Mrs. Patterson still resides.
Mrs. Patterson's forebears were of Pennsylvania Dutch stock and they must have been a hardy lot for Mrs. Patterson is, comparatively speaking, and except for a few infirmities of old age, as healthy as her grandson. She is never bothered with colds and such minor ailments. At the age of 84 when she broke her hip it healed like a 15-year-old youngster's. Up to a few years ago Mrs. Patterson did a great deal of beautiful fancy work but in later years failing eye sight has put a stop to this.
All in all, grandmother Patterson is a very remarkable woman and we of The Independent staff wish her all the best when she is 95 years young on August 31st.