Patterson, Mary Ophelia

Class of 1912

Birth: Jun. 20, 1894, North Carolina, USA
Death: Sep. 1, 1977, North Carolina, USA

Willie Albert Patterson (1861 – 1936)
Minnie Lenora Corriher Patterson (1869 – 1957)

Joseph Franklin Cress (1888 – 1970)*

Louise Cress Grubbs (1919 – 2017)
Duard Franklin Cress (1921 – 2015)
Raymond Keller Cress (1922 – 1923)
Joseph Albert Cress (1924 – 1925)
Frans Cress (1925 – 1925)
Pauline Cress Grant (1925 – 2013)
Margaret Lenora Cress (1927 – 1928)
Frances Evelyn Cress Linn (1929 – 2009)
James Reid Cress (1931 – 2017)
Charles Edwin Cress (1934 – 2001)

Robert Lee Patterson (1896 – 1960)
Vera Sarah Patterson (1898 – 1902)
Wilkie Lenora Patterson Beatty (1902-1990)
Simpson Wayne Patterson (1905 – 1984)
Chester Dewitt Patterson (1908 – 1989)
Thelma Ladema Patterson (1911 – 1928)
Evelyn Lena Patterson Smith (1913 – 2014)

Greenlawn Cemetery
China Grove, Rowan County, North Carolina, USA

Source:, # 115359543.


Salisbury Evening Post (Salisbury, NC), December 3, 1917, p. 2.

A Wedding a China Grove
(Special to the Post)

China Grove, Dec. 1. – A pretty home wedding, characterized by quiet simplicity was solemnized Wednesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Patterson, near China Grove, when their daughter, Mary, became the bride of Mr. Joseph Franklin Cress.

Promptly at 7:30 the members of the immediate families and a few intimate friends assembled in the parlor, which was tastefully decorated with flowers and potted plants, a color scheme of white and green being carried out.

Previous to the ceremony, Miss Ada Stirewalt, of China Grove, sang, “Sacred Love.” The strains of the wedding march announced the entrance of the bridal party, and the officiating minister, Rev. C. A. Brown entered and took his place. He was followed by the maid of honor, Miss Bernie Goodman of Mooresville, who wore pale green silk combined with chiffon and carried yellow chrysanthemums.

The groom entered with his brother, Mr. W. L. Cress who acted as best man, and the bride followed immediately with her brother, Mr. Robert Lee Patterson. The bride wore a blue tailored costume with gray accessories.

The ceremony was performed in an impressive manner, the beautiful ring service of the Lutheran church being used.

The bride is a young woman of sweet disposition and quiet charm of manner. She was educated at Mont Amoena Seminary, Mt. Pleasant, N. C., graduating with honors and for several yeas has been an efficient teacher in the school of the county.

The groom is the eldest son of Mr. an Mrs. J. P. Chase and is worthy and estimable young man, with sterling qualities of character.

The young couple are popular with a wide circle of friends to whom their marriage was in the nature of a surprise.