Date of Death: 18 Mar 1921
Subject: Rebecca (Carroll) Patterson
Source: St. Joseph Observer, 9 Apr 1921

Mrs. Rebecca Patterson died at her home near Bolckow, Friday, and was buried at Fillmore, Sunday.  She was a member of one of the historic families of Holt county, being a daughter of Jesse Carroll, one of the pioneers of Holt county, and in her death there passes the last one of this family. Her father kept the old stage station near Richville, and was one of the original stage drivers in those days. He was also the builder of the first court house and log jail in 1842, and the second jail, the first in the court house square in 1858. He died from injuries sustained in a fall from a stage coach near Richville, Sept. 15, 1860.-- Holt County Sentinel.

Source: Holt County Sentinel, 25 Mar 1921, p. 5

Rebecca Ann Carroll was born in Holt county, near Oregon, Mo., July 31, 1854, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. V. Ruhl, near Rosendale, aged 66 years, 7 months and 17 days.

Her parents came to Holt county at an early day, being among the early settlers.  She was born in Holt county, and was married to Robert L. Patterson, in May, 1874, who departed this life Nov. 25, 1910.  To this union were born three children, namely, Elmer E., of St. Joseph; Alonzo M., of Rock Port, Mo., and Mrs. M. V. Ruhl, of Rosendale, Mo.

She accepted Christ as her Saviour, and united with the Baptist church at Richville, near Oregon, under the preaching of the late Rev. A. L. Cooper.  Later, moving from the neighborhood to north of Fillmore, she united with the Oak Grove M. E. church, in which she remained a consistent member until the Lord called her to her eternal home.  She was a conscientious woman, a kind mother and a faithful Christian.  She was the last member of a family of nine children, out-living them all.  She will be greatly missed in the home she has left.  Three children, five grandchildren and many friends and neighbors are left to mourn her death.

The funeral services were conducted at the M. E. church in Fillmore by the pastor, H. W. Wolf, from a text she had chosen, 2 Tim. 4:7-8.  There was a large concourse of people at the funeral, many of whom were unable to get into the church.  Interment was made in the Fillmore cemetery by the side of her husband.

"When we asunder part, It gives us inward pain; But we shall still be joined in heart, And hope to meet again."