Opal Hobson was the daughter of Aletha & Nathaniel Hobson. She died
April 1985. This is her husband, Lewis McFadden who died March 1, 1950.
Her children in this picture are:
Melva Marlene McFadden who was born January
13, 1937 and Bobbie Lee McFadden, born June 23, 1939. (he was born at home
and the registrar of his birth had thought he was a girl, he never changed
Florence Allen Hobson, sister to Walcy,
daughter of Aletha & Nat. Florence was born 9-30-1908. She married Leo
Francis Patterson, 1-14,1928 at Pawnee, Ok. Died April 6, 1997. Buried at
Mission Hill also next to Leo.
Leo was born 5-25-1905. He died 7-13-1985.
He is buried at Mission Hill, Tecumseh, Ok. Leo was a carpenter by trade
except through the depression when he had to pick up whatever work was
available. He was always employed. Leo and Florence had four children:
1. Polly Ann Patterson Ellis, born
8-29-1929. Died 10-23-1986. Buried at Mission Hill, Tecumseh, Ok. Polly
Ann was married to Joseph Carl Ellis. He died 10-22-1976. Polly Ann and
Joe had two children: 1. Bennie Lee Ellis who was born 11-11-1952 and 2.
Polly Jo, "Jody" born 7-30-1949. Jody married Delbert Fuchs.
They had a child, Russell. Russell Fuchs married Ann Gurtney and they have
a child, Tommy Norton Fuchs.
Bennie Lee married Frances Benson.
2. Lee Ota May Patterson, second daughter
of Leo and Florence was born 10-29-1932. Died an infant 11-7-1932.
3. Merle Lewis Patterson, first son of
Forence and Leo born, 10-27-1933. He married Ann Dugger, born 12-20-1938.
Their child, Nathaniel Patterson, was born 2-2-1963. Nathaniel married
Brenda Laney, born 8-9. They have two children 1. Christopher Lee, born
7-13-82 and Wanda Lynn, born 8-23-84.
4. Edmund Earl Patterson, second son of
Florence and Leo. born 1-3-1936. Third wife Buelah Fay Wright had two
children, Kenneth and J. Wright. Buelah Fay, "Minnie", died with
Leukemia. Earl is presently married to Lorrie Warren. In the 2000 or
a descendant of Nathanial and Aletha Collins Hobson...
It’s been a long time since we communicated. My
daughter recently found your genealogy website and drew it to my
attention. I very much enjoyed reading it and found the details in
the Hobson and Collins sections to be identical to information I collected
over the years. One error that I found was the death date for
Lewis MacFadden, first husband of Waltzie Hobson. He was in the US
Navy prior to the outbreak of WWII on the battleship Arizona. He
applied for and was transferred from the surface ship to the submarine
service prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was
fortunate because Arizona was sunk at the dock in Honolulu by the Japanese
attack. He was on the submarine Tullibee in the Pacific Theatre for
four war patrols. On the fourth, she was sunk in 1944 by one of her
own torpedoes that ran in a circular direction. Only one man
survived and it wasn’t Lewis.
I very much appreciate these updates from folks on corrections...
Sent: Monday, April 26, 2010 4:53 PM
I wanted to let you know that the information I sent to you regarding
Lewis McFadden was incorrect. Mom sorted it out for me.
Lewis was Walcy’s husband, which I knew. However, I didn’t know
that he worked on a construction crew that built the Grand Coulee Dam,
in central Washington. Apparently he fell while working and
never recovered from injuries sustained in the fall. The sailor,
who stayed with us in Richmond and then lost his life aboard the USS
Tullibee, was Lewis’s younger brother, Melvin McFadden. Hope
this information is useful to you.