Person:Ruth Wilson (23)

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Ruth Wilson
  1. Ruth Wilson1861 - 1928
m. 10 Dec 1884
  1. General George Smith Patton, III1885 - 1945
  2. Annie Wilson Patton1887 - 1971
Facts and Events
Name Ruth Wilson
Gender Female
Birth[1] 28 Apr 1861 Lake Vineyard, California
Marriage 10 Dec 1884 Los Angeles, California, United Statesto George Smith Patton, II
Census 1900 San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California, United Stateswith George Smith Patton, II
Census 1910 Highland Park, Lake, Illinois, United Stateswith George Smith Patton, II
Census 1920 San Marino, Los Angeles, California, United Stateswith George Smith Patton, II
Death[1] 6 Oct 1928 Lake Vineyard, California
Alt Death[2] 6 Oct 1928 Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United StatesDied on a train ride from Los Angeles to Washington, DC
Burial[1] San Gabriel Cemetery, San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California, United States
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ruth Wilson Patton, in FindAGrave: San Gabriel Cemetery, San Gabriel, Los Angeles County, California, Memorial# 4970, Apr 01, 1999, Secondary quality.

    Birth: Apr. 28, 1861, Los Angeles County, California, USA
    Death: Oct. 6, 1928, San Gabriel, Los Angeles County, California, USA
    Burial: San Gabriel Cemetery, San Gabriel, Los Angeles County, California, USA

    Mother of World War II General George S. Patton, Jr.

    Ben Wilson was a pioneer beginning as an Indian fighter and a trapper for the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. A resident of what became known as La Cuiedad de Los Angeles in Alta California, he was named an Indian Agent & then became a rancher, vintner, and oil drilling promoter. Ben was an early real estate developer in Southern California and said to have established the orange industry there as well.

    He married his first wife Ramona Yorba in 1844. Her family connections included well-known surnames Pico, Sepulveda, and Alvarado. They had a daughter, Maria de Jesus (called Sue) and a son John, before she died in 1849.

    He became mayor of the Pueblo de Los Angeles ca 1850, later making his home in San Gabriel at his ranch, “Lake Vineyard.”

    In about 1853 Ben married Margaret Hereford of a Virginia family. It was a second marriage for both & she had a son Edward Hereford. Margaret & Ben had 3 daughters, Margaret, Anne, & Ruth.

    Basten's 1975 book, "Beverly Hills," credits Don Benito with developing Pasadena, Riverside, Alhambra, and Westwood. He lived & ranched parts of what is now Westwood, Beverly Hills, & Bel-Aire. His brand was a capital letter "B" enclosed by a wider "D" both sharing their left standards as one. He also served in the state legislature.

    Mt. Wilson, Los Angeles County, California, was named in his honor.

  2. George Pattons Mother Died, in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States. Albuquerque Journal, Page 1, 7 Oct 1928, Questionable quality.

    "WOMAN TAKEN FROM TRAIN HERE DIES OF ANGINA PECTORIS

    Mrs. George Smith Patton of Los Angeles, California, was taken from a train here Saturday night suffering from an attack of angina pectoris, and died a few minutes later. She was on route east from the west Coast to Washington, D.C., to visit her brother. Major George Smith Patton, U.S. Army.

    She was accompanied by a sister, Mrs. Annie Wilson Patton of San Marino, California. The body, prepared by Strong'a Mortuary will be shipped this morning to San Marino California, for burial."

    Albuquerque Journal article reporting death (1928)