Site updated on July 2, 2012 by D. West
A brief history on Patton Cemetery: Patton Cemetery has grown to over 40 acres. The oldest section was once known as Walker Cemetery.
This is from an article that appeared in the LaPorte Herald Argus, May 27, 1932: "One pillar bears a plate with inscription in gold lettering,
"Patton Cemetery, 1841-1932." This is at the entrance on Rumely Street at the east end of McCollum Street. "It was started in 1841 by John Walker,
one of the founders of the city of La Porte, and a few years later was taken over by Davidson Patton, in memory of whom it was named. ....
The Patton Cemetery Association was formed in 1888, with Mr. Patton, Joseph C. Cummings and Andrew B. Batson as the shareholders."
From an undated brochure on Walker, Patton and Jewish Cemeteries: "A part of John Walker's farm had been set apart for the burial of members
of the closely allied families of John Walker and Dr. G. A. Rose." "After Pine Lake Cemetery Association was organized on August 6, 1856,
Mr. Walker, who had earlier refused to lay out a cemetery and sell lots, reconsidered and commenced selling lots. ... Many years later after the financial
collapse of Mr. Walker, the property fell into the hands of Davidson Patton, who devoted the latter years of his life to its care and improvement."
According to a newspaper item dated August 21, 1952, the old Walker Cemetery was not maintained for many years and the charter had expired in 1937.
The land was leased from the State for fifty years and the last and only charter was adopted in 1887. At a meeting at theCivic Auditorium August 20, 1952,
"a petition for the renewal of the old Patton Cemetery was voted on and adopted in an effort to revive interest in the long-neglected grounds."
"The burial grounds were the first in the area and hold many of the pioneers of La Porte County."
"In the far northeast edge of the cemetery is the Jewish Cemetery. On one pillar in the gateway is inscribed B'ne Zion Congregation. Founded in 1854."
The congregation purchased the land for the cemetery in 1859. - Information supplied by Patricia Gruse Harris
Random Photos taken April 2008 by Teresa O'Riley
Random Photos taken by Amanda Humphrey & Posted May 27, 2008
|Page listing and Section buried in||Page listing and Section buried in|
|Page 1 of Patton Burial Listing - 1 through 39A||Page 5 Lakeview Burials - 267 through 271|
|Page 2 of Patton Burial Listing - 39 through 109||Page 6 Lakeview Burials - 272 through 276|
|Page 3 of Patton Burial Listing - 110 through 126||Page 7 Lakeview Burials - 277 through 281|
|Page 4 of Patton Burial Listing - 126 continued through 149||Page 8 Lakeview Burials - 282 through 286|
|Page 5 of Patton Burial Listing - 150 through166||Crescent Bluff Infant Burials - 360 through 366|
|Page 6 of Patton Burial Listing - 167 through 184||Crescent Bluff Adult Section - 408 though 415|
|Page 7 of Patton Burial Listing - 185 through 190||Garden Area - Page 1 -|
|Page 8 of Patton Burial Listing - 191 through 210||Garden Area - Page 2|
|Page 9 of Patton Burial Listing - 211 through 220||Garden Area - Page 3|
|Page 10 of Patton Burial Listing - 221 through 232||Babyland|
|Page 11 of Patton Burial Listing - 233 through 249||Donated Burial Site Information|
|Circle Around Monument||Old Walker Section By entrance of cemetery|
|Page 1 Lakeview Burials - 250 through 254||South Bank|
|Page 2 Lakeview Burials - 255 through 257||Tier Burials|
|Page 3 Lakeview Burials - 258 through 262||County Adult Burials Sections A & B|
|Page 4 Lakeview Burials - 263 through 266||Near Old Walker Portion|
Webmaster Note: Davidson Patton died 26 Jan 1890 at the age of 77 years. He married three times.:(1) Abinade CLARKSON, died 18 Feb 1844,
(2) Harriet KNAPP, died 30 Nov 1860, (3) Eliza GREGORY, died 30 Jul 1888.
Note the "older" map below.
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