Patton, George S. (George Smith), 1856-1927

Variant names

Hide Profile

George Smith Patton (1856-1927) was born in Virginia. His father, George Smith Patton (1833-1864), served with the Confederate Army during the Civil War and was killed in the Third Battle of Winchester in 1864. In 1866, his mother Susan Thornton Glassell Patton (1835-1883) joined her brother Andrew Glassell in California, along with ten-year-old George, his sisters Ellen (who later married Thomas Brown) and Susan, and brother Andrew (known to the family as Glassell). In 1870 Susan married George Hugh Smith (1834-1915), a cousin of her first husband. The couple had two children, Anne Ophelia Smith (1870-1951), who later married Hancock Banning, and Ettinge Hugh (1876-1887). In 1880 George Patton joined the law firm run by his uncle Andrew Glassell and stepfather George Smith, and the firm was subsequently known as Glassell, Smith, and Patton. Susan died of breast cancer in 1883. In 1884 George Patton married Ruth Wilson (1861-1928), the daughter of Benjamin Davis Wilson and Margaret Hereford Wilson. The Pattons and Ruth's sister Annie lived in San Marino, where their children George Smith Patton (1885-1945) and Anne Wilson Patton (1887-1971), called "Nita," were born. In 1903 the Shorb estate in San Marino was purchased by Henry E. Huntington, who appointed Patton as general manager of the ranch. George Smith Patton (1885-1945) married Beatrice Banning Ayer (1886-1953), known as Bea, in 1910. Their daughter Beatrice Smith Patton was born in 1911, followed by Ruth Ellen Patton (Totten) in 1915 and George Patton III in 1923. Patton was killed in a car accident in Heidelberg in 1945.

From the description of Patton family papers, 1856-1934. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 773626307

Poet and officer in the U.S. Army.

From the description of Lines at my sister's grave [manuscript], 1898 Sep 17. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 648014802

Biography

George Smith Patton (1856-1927) was born in Virginia. His father, George Smith Patton (1833-1864), served with the Confederate Army during the Civil War and was killed in the Third Battle of Winchester in 1864. In 1866, his mother Susan Thornton Glassell Patton (1835-1883) joined her brother Andrew Glassell in California, along with ten-year-old George, his sisters Ellen (who later married Thomas Brown) and Susan, and brother Andrew (known to the family as Glassell). In 1870 Susan married George Hugh Smith (1834-1915), a cousin of her first husband. The couple had two children, Anne Ophelia Smith (1870-1951), who later married Hancock Banning, and Ettinge Hugh (1876-1887). In 1880 George Patton joined the law firm run by his uncle Andrew Glassell and stepfather George Smith, and the firm was subsequently known as Glassell, Smith, and Patton. Susan died of breast cancer in 1883. In 1884 George Patton married Ruth Wilson (1861-1928), the daughter of Benjamin Davis Wilson and Margaret Hereford Wilson. The Pattons and Ruth’s sister Annie lived in San Marino, where their children George Smith Patton (1885-1945) and Anne Wilson Patton (1887-1971), called “Nita,” were born. In 1903 the Shorb estate in San Marino was purchased by Henry E. Huntington, who appointed Patton as general manager of the ranch. George Smith Patton (1885-1945) married Beatrice Banning Ayer (1886-1953), known as Bea, in 1910. Their daughter Beatrice Smith Patton was born in 1911, followed by Ruth Ellen Patton (Totten) in 1915 and George Patton III in 1923. Patton was killed in a car accident in Heidelberg in 1945.

From the guide to the Patton Family Papers, 1856-1934, (The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Prudhomme Family Papers, 1765-1997 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Patton Family Property Papers, 1909-1938 California State University, Dominguez Hills Archives and Special Collections
creatorOf Patton, George S. (George Smith), 1856-1927. Patton family papers, 1856-1934. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Wilson, Benjamin Davis, 1811-1878. Collection of Benjamin Davis Wilson, 1836-1941 (bulk 1847-1894). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Banning family,. Banning Family Collection of Photographs, Part I [graphic], 1850-1979 (bulk 1880s-1910s). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Patton Family Collection of Negatives and Photographs, 1885-1945, (bulk 1895-1907) The Huntington Library
creatorOf Patton Family Papers, 1856-1934 The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
creatorOf Patton, George William, 1856-1927. Lines at my sister's grave [manuscript], 1898 Sep 17. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Banning Family Collection of Photographs, Part II, 1814-1979, (bulk 1880-1920) The Huntington Library
referencedIn Banning Family Collection of Photographs, Part I, 1850-1979, (bulk 1880s-1910s) The Huntington Library
referencedIn Benjamin Davis Wilson Collection, 1836-1941, 1847-1894 The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Banning family, family
associatedWith Banning family. family
associatedWith Banning family. family
associatedWith Flint, Frank P. (Frank Putnam), 1862-1929. person
associatedWith Grenier, Judson A. person
associatedWith Huntington, Collis Potter, 1821-1900. person
associatedWith Huntington, Henry Edwards, 1850-1927. person
associatedWith Huntington Land and Improvement Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Patton family family
associatedWith Patton, George S. (George Smith), 1885-1945. person
associatedWith Prudhomme family. family
associatedWith Smith, George H. (George Hugh) person
associatedWith Southern Pacific Railroad. corporateBody
associatedWith Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930. person
associatedWith Wilson, Benjamin Davis, 1811-1878. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
San Marino (Calif.)
California
Pasadena (Calif.)
Pasadena (Calif.)
California
San Marino (Calif.)
Subject
Domestic relations--California
Land use
Land use--California
Political campaigns--California--History--20th century
Political campaigns--History--20th century
Domestic relations
Politicians--California--Los Angeles
Irrigation
Irrigation--California
Occupation
Function

Person

Birth 1856

Death 1927

Information

Permalink: http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6qr7p6j

Ark ID: w6qr7p6j

SNAC ID: 65200771