Patterson, Harry Benjamin.

Biography

Patterson, Harry Benjamin. (Burland); b. December 17, 1901, Berdichoff, Russia; Russian American; father Hayman Herman Patterson (1878-?), mother Sarah Berland (1880-?); Attended college for 2 years; Prior military services WWI 18 months in Canadian and English Armies; Divorced from Pearl Mandelbaum Krauss (1906-?) on July 9, 1927 in Hamilton, Ohio; Construction Worker or Engineer; CP 1937 (1934); Received Passport# 458894 on July 10, 1937 which listed his address as 133 Salem Avenue, Dayton, Ohio; and NYC; Sailed July 21, 1937 aboard the Berengaria; Arrived in Spain via Agullana on August 2, 1937 (August 5, 1937); Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie- Papineau BN; WIA March 10, 1938; Returned to the US on July 20, 1938 aboard the Champlain; Married to Phoebe MacCartney Patterson; d. May 17, 1956, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, buried in West Laurel Cemetery.
Siblings: brothers Ben Patterson (1904-?), Mose Patterson (1906-?), Nathan Patterson (1910-?), and Joseph Patterson (1917-?), sisters Dora Patterson (1909-?), Benise Patterson (1912-?).
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Figueres List; Mac-Paps; RGASPI; Obituary notice Philadelphia Inquiry, May 19, 1956; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave #175829987.
Photographs: Corporal Harry Patterson, Company 1, Mackenzie-Papineau, May 1938. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0023. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.