Patterson, William D
Patterson, William D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born near Mercersburg, Pa., July 22,1833. He received a careful parental training, graduated at Marshall College, Pa., in 1852, and at the Western Theological Seminary in 1856; was licensed June 17, 1858, and having preached with great acceptance for a year to the churches of Dillsburg and Petersburg, Pa., a call for his services as pastor was presented to him, which being accepted, the Presbytery met, Aug. 14, 1860, to ordain and install him. But his health gave way so seriously about the time of the meeting of the Presbytery that he could not be present to be ordained; nor was he ever able after this to resume his labors. He spent some time in traveling, and died Nov. 24, 1861. Mr. Patterson was a man of deep piety, cultivated mind, and genial disposition, and was more than ordinarily endowed for the work to which he had been called. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1863, p. 194. (J. L. S.)