John Alf Walter Patterson (1883 - 1949)

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John Alf Walter Patterson
1883 - 1949
updated February 06, 2019
John Alf Walter Patterson was born in 1883. He was born to Patterson John Jardine Patterson and Alexandrina Marion Bowman Patterson, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. He died in 1949 in Willaura, Australia at 66 years of age.


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John Alf Walter Patterson passed away in 1949 in Willaura, Australia at 66 years old. He was born in 1883. He was born to Patterson John Jardine Patterson and Alexandrina Marion Bowman Patterson, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.
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1883 - 1949 World Events

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In 1883, in the year that John Alf Walter Patterson was born, on February 28th, in Boston MA, the first vaudeville theater was opened by Benjamin Franklin Keith.

In 1896, at the age of just 13 years old, John was alive when in April, the first study on global warming due to CO2 - carbon dioxide - in the atmosphere was published by Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius. Arrhenius concluded that human activity due to the Industrial Revolution would amplify CO2 in the atmosphere, causing a greenhouse effect. His conclusions have been extensively tested in the ensuing 100+ years and are still seen to hold true.

In 1902, at the age of 19 years old, John was alive when the first Rose Bowl game was played in Pasadena, California. Called the "Tournament East–West football game" at the time, the Michigan Wolverines (East) played the Stanford Indians (West) - the Wolverines won 49 - 0. (The Stanford captain requested an end to the game with 8 minutes remaining.) The Tournament of Roses Parade began in 1890 and the football game began as a way to boost tourism in the area.

In 1916, John was 33 years old when in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

In 1949, in the year of John Alf Walter Patterson's passing, on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

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John Richard Patterson
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Other Pattersons

James Patterson
1872 - 1949
Dmana, Australia
Christina Cairns Patterson

Dmana, Australia
Christina Mcintyre Patterson
Died: 1949
Geelong W, Australia
Patterson James Patterson

Geelong W, Australia
Hilda Teresa Patterson
1891 - 1949
Pland, Australia
Jacobi Patterson

Pland, Australia
Jeoffrey Patterson
Died: 1949
Portland, Australia
Patterson Leslie Patterson

Portland, Australia
Theresa Maud Densley Patterson

Portland, Australia
John Patterson
1867 - 1949
Warnambool, Australia
Patterson William Patterson

Warnambool, Australia
Rose Ann Cashen Patterson

Warnambool, Australia
Elizabeth Patterson
1865 - 1950
Cheltenham, Australia
Andrew Patterson

Cheltenham, Australia
Elizabeth Cotter Patterson

Cheltenham, Australia
Elizabeth Patterson
1865 - 1950
Chelt, Australia

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Susannah Robinson Campbell

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Kenneth Herbert Strickland
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Winchelsea, Australia
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Winchelsea, Australia
Mary Hunter Strickland

Winchelsea, Australia
Alb Weeks
1897 - 1949
Wodonga, Australia
Weeks William Hawke Weeks

Wodonga, Australia
Louise Ann Bennett Weeks

Wodonga, Australia
Gladys Ruth Klinge
1904 - 1949
Wodonga, Australia
Heckendorf John Klinge

Wodonga, Australia
Emma Hankel Klinge

Wodonga, Australia
John Thompson
1869 - 1949
Wodonga, Australia
Catherine Martha Black
1878 - 1949
Wodonga, Australia
Black James Murphy Black

Wodonga, Australia
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