Patterson, William: Mckendree, Dd
Patterson, William: Mckendree, D.D.
a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was born near St. Louis, Missouri, September 19, 1838. He graduated from St. Charles College, Missouri, in 1860; in 1861 he joined the St. Louis Conference; next he became a chaplain in the Confederate army; in 1865 an agent for the American Bible Society; in 1868 he again entered the ministry, joining the Memphis Conference; in 1872 he became agent for Vanderbilt University; in 1878 a missionary to Mexico, and met with phenomenal success. He was elected to the General Conference of 1886, and edited the Mexican Evanagelista. In April 1888, he became agent for the American Bible Society in Venezuela, South America. He died at Caracas, of yellow fever, April 19, 1888. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M.E. Church, South, 1889, page 35.