DOROTHEA DUUS “DOROTHY” (FRANDSEN) PATTERSON

Dorothea Duus “Dorothy” (Frandsen) Patterson gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. August 28, 1928 in Hendricks, Lincoln County, MN
D. December 6, 1978 in Houston, Harris County, TX
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  • Father: Peder “Peter” Frandsen born April 10, 1887 in Vestbjerg, Denmark; immigrated in 1911; married Helfrid Helene Duus on October 5, 1918 in Tyler, Lincoln County, MN; Peder died January 13, 1933; buried in Swedish Mission Covenant, Astoria, Deuel County, SD
  • Mother: Helfrid Helene (Duus) Frandsen born May 24, 1890 in Sulsted, Denmark; Helfrid died May 1969 (See section pertaining to Helfrid Helene (Duus) Frandsen buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Husband: Floyd Byron Patterson, Jr. born September 20, 1923 in Tulsa, son of Floyd B. Patterson (1896-1964) and Gladys A. (Bay) Patterson (1899-1981); married (1) Dorothea Duus “Dorothy” Frandsen; married (2) Mary L. Rundell on April 19, 1980 in Orange County, CA; Floyd died February 24, 2003; According to the Arizona Republic (Phoenix AZ) Tuesday, February 25, 2003, page 18:

“Floyd B. Patterson, 79, Sun City, Arizona, passed away February 24, 2003.  WW II U.S. Army Veteran.  Services private.  Menke Funeral Home.”

  • Children:
    1. Joyce Lynn Patterson born January 12, 1948
    2. Jamy Ralph Patterson born December 13, 1948
    3. Paul John Patterson born September 22, 1951
  • Siblings:
    • Henning Duus Frandsen born July 24, 1919 in Canby, Yellow Medicine County, MN; last residence in Hot Springs National Park, Garland, AR; Henning died February 2, 1999
    • Niels “Nels” Duus Frandsen born September 14, 1921 (NOTE: Helfrid listed the date of birth as August 1, 1921 on her Petition for Naturalization) in Sulsted, Denmark; veteran of the U.S. Navy, WW II (1943-1946) married Marie; Niels died October 25, 1996 in Milwaukee, WI; buried in Highland Memorial Park, Libertyville, Lake County, IL
    • Katarine “Katherine” (Frandsen) DiMuro born September 25, 1923 in Sulsted, Denmark; married Bernard Pasqualino DiMuro (1916-1984) (See section pertaining to Bernard Pasqualino DiMuro buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); Katarine died June 18, 2005 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Katarine “Katherine” (Frandsen) DiMuro buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
    • Paul Duus Frandsen born June 6, 1927 in Denmark; Paul died December 18, 1941 in Wauconda, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Paul Duus Frandsen buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
    • Marian “Mary” Frandsen born January 23, 1930 in Astoria, Deuel County, SD; According to the “U.S. Departing Passenger and Crew Lists, 1914-1966” – List of Outward-Bound Passengers from New York, May 19, 1951 SS. Stockholm bound for port of Copenhagen: Marian Frandsen, age 20 from Round Lake, Ill., U.S. passport 429137, born in Asotria, S. Dak., staying the length of 3 months; Marian returned to New York on July 31, 1951.

Additional Information:

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Scandinavia Township, Deuel County, SD the household members were:  Peter Frandsen, head, age 43, married at age 33, born in Denmark, parents born in Denmark, immigrated in 1911, occupation: farm – general farm; Hilfried Frandsen, wife, age 39, married; born in Denmark, parents born in Denmark, immigrated in 1916; Henning Frandsen, son, age 11, single, born in Minnesota; Nels Frandsen, son, age 8, single, born in Denmark; Kathryn Frandsen, daughter, age 6, single, born in Denmark; Paul Frandsen, son, age 2 10/12, single, born in Denmark; Dorathea Frandsen, daughter, age 1 1/12, single, born in Minnesota; Mary Frandsen, daughter, age 1/12, single, born in South Dakota.

According to the 1935 South Dakota, State Census for Scandinavia Township, Deuel County, SD with a Astoria, SD post office:

  • Helford Frandsen, age 45, born 1890 in Denmark, widowed, married 1918
  • Henning Frandsen, age 15, born 1920 in Minnesota
  • Niels Frandsen, age 13, born 1922 in Denmark
  • Katherine Frandsen, age 11, born 1924 in Denmark
  • Paul Frandsen, age 7, born 1928 in Denmark, parents born in Denmark
  • Dorothy Frandsen, age 6, born 1929 in Astoria, Deuel County, SD
  • Marian Frandsen, age 5, born 1930 in Astoria, Deuel County, SD

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Round Lake Village, Avon Township, Lake County, IL living on Renehan Road, the household members were: Hilford Frandsen, head, age 49, widowed, highest grade completed: 7; born in Denmark, residence in 1935: Deuel, South Dakota; Henning Frandsen, son, age 20, single, highest grade completed: 8; born in Minnesota, residence in 1935: Deuel, South Dakota, occupation: farm laborer – farm; Nels Frandsen, age 18, single, highest grade completed: 8; born in Denmark, residence in 1935: Deuel, South Dakota, occupation: laborer – tannery; Katherine Frandsen, daughter, age 16, single, highest grade completed: H-1, born in Denmark, residence in 1935: Deuel, South Dakota, occupation: maid – private home; Paul Frandsen, son, age 12, single, highest grade completed: 6, born in Denmark, residence in 1935: Deuel, South Dakota; Dorothy Frandsen, daughter, age 11, single, highest grade completed: 6, born in Minnesota, residence in 1935: Deuel, South Dakota; Marian Frandsen, daughter, age 9, single, highest grade completed: 3, born in South Dakota, residence in 1935: Deuel, South Dakota; Elden Anderson, lodger, age 22, single, highest grade completed: 8, born in Minnesota, residence in 1935: same place, occupation: farm laborer – farm; Soren Pedersen, lodger, age 32, single, highest grade completed: 8, born in Denmark, residence in 1935: same place, occupation: plumber – building construction.

According to the U.S. Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1970 for the Willow Springs Presbyterian Church, in Willow Springs, Cook County, IL:

  • Name in Full: Patterson, Dorothy; Date of Admission: Jan 25, 1953; How Received: Confession; Dismissed: Suspended 3-13-57; Remarks: Moved – 1953
  • Name in Full: Patterson, Floyd Jr.; Date of Admission: Jan 25, 1953; How Received: Confession; Dismissed: Suspended 3-13-57; Remarks: Moved – 1953
  • Names: Floyd Petterson; parents’ names: adult; When Born: Sept 20, 1923; When Baptised: Jan. 25, 1953; Came Into This Church: Jan 25, 1953; Received To Full Communion: Jan 25, 1953
  • Names: Patterson, Joyce Lynn; parents’ names: Dorothy & Floyd Byron Jr.; When Born: Jan. 12, 1948; When Baptised: April 5, 1953
  • Names: Patterson, Jamy Ralph; parents’ names: Dorothy & Floyd Byron Jr.; When Born: Dec. 13, 1948; When Baptised: April 5, 1953
  • Names: Petterson, Paul John; parents’ names: Dorothy & Floyd Byron Jr.; When Born: Sept. 22, 1951; When Baptised: April 5, 1953

According to Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982:

“Place of Death: Harris County, Houston; Length of Stay: 5 months; Name of Hospital: Center Pavillion Hospital; Usual Residence: Texas, Harris County, Houston; Street Address: 5801 Houston-Rosslyn Rd.; Name of Deceased: Dorothy Duss Patterson; Date of Death: December 6, 1978; Sex: Femal; Color: White: Married; Date of Birth: August 4, 1928; Age: 50; Occupation: Housewife; Kind of Business: Own Home; Birthplace: Hendricks, Minnesota; Father’s Name: Peter Frandsen; Mother’s Name: Helfrid Duus; Informant: Floyd Patterson – Husband; Cause of Death: Metastatic Carcinoma of the Colon – 15 months; Burial Removal: Dec. 7, 1978; Name of Cemetery: Fort Hill Cemetery, Round Lake, Illinois; Funeral Director: Niday Funeral Home #7522 – Allen E. Williams”