Class of 1899
Commencement essay: “Esse Quam Videri” (Been Seen).
Birth: 8 Jan 1883
Death: 7 Sep 1907
Ibson Frank Patterson (1842-1896)
Mary Louisa Low Patterson (1844-1916)
Thomas Lee Ross, Sr. (1862-1916)
Myrtle Patterson Ross (1907-1908)
China Grove, Rowan County, North Carolina
Source: http://www.findagrave.com, #137230198
The Concord Daily Tribune (Concord, NC) 10 Feb 1905, p. 1
Another wedding in which many Concord people will be interested is that of Thursday at China Grove when Miss Myrtle Patterson was married to Mr. Thomas L. Ross, the superintendent of the Patterson mill at that town. The ceremonies were performed by Rev C. H. Miller in the presence of a number of friends of he young people. Among the guests present were: Rev. and Mrs. C. B. Miller, Mr. and Mrs Jno. K. Patterson, of Concord; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Patterson, Albemarle; Mr. and Mrs. F. N. Patterson, Newton; Mrs. Dr. M. L. Stevens, Asheville; Miss Janie Patterson, Concord; Miss Annie Kizer, Salisbury. Mr. P. L. McMahon, Charlotte; Mr. Graham Robinson, Concord; Mrs. Littleton, Albemarle; Mrs. Little, Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Sutton, Miss Mabel Bostian, Mr. Robt. Gray, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Swink, Miss Mary Gaither, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Clapp, Mr. Hubert Patterson, Masters Bennette Miller and Bernard Patterson, Mr. and Mrs. Starr, Greensboro.
The Concord Times (Concord, NC), 10 Sep 1907, p. 3.
Death of Mrs. T. L. Ross
Mrs. Myrtle Ross, wife of Mr. T. L. Ross, superintendent of the Patterson Manufacturing Co. at China Grove, died early last Saturday morning after an illness of three weeks of uric acid poisoning. She was before marriage Miss Myrtle Patterson, daughter of Mrs. I. Frank Patterson. For three weeks loved ones watched tenderly by her bedside, and she made a brave fight for life.
She was married to Mr. Ross in February, 1905, and their married life was indeed a happy one. She was a young woman of many beautiful traits of character, and had a large circle of friends.
She leaves a little child of three weeks, her husband, her mother, her sister, Mrs. Henderson Miller, Mrs. B. S. Swearingen, Mrs. J. C. Clapp, and Mrs. Dr. Stevens; her brothers, Rev. Robt. L. Patterson, Arthur L. Patterson, Frank, Hubert, Karl and Bernard, all of whom were permitted to see her before the close of her perfect life.
The funeral services were held Sunday morning from the Lutheran church, Rev. C. B. Miller officiating.