EDNA MAE METCALF PATTERSON

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 09: Biography – Workers
Series 19: Students

EDNA MAE METCALF PATTERSON, Student & Teacher 1930s – 1960s

Edna Patterson at loom. [VII_life_work_86_026.jpg]


TAGS: Edna Mae Metcalf; Edna Mae Patterson; Edna Mae Metcalf Patterson; Jess Patterson; Metcalf Family; Nolan Family; Patterson Family; Pine Mountain Settlement School; weaving; crafts; William and Dora Blevins Metcalf; Glyn Patterson; Emmit Patterson; Jess L. Patterson; nursing; students;


Edna Mae Metcalf was not only a student at Pine Mountain Settlement School from 1937 to 1938, but remained at the School as a vital part of the welcoming staff for over 25 years. Edna Mae’s roles at the School were varied but she was primarily known as the weaving teacher at the School. She also worked as a health aide in 1953 and a kindergarten teacher in 1968 and assisted with kitchen work, housekeeping and in the Community School classrooms.

Upon graduation from PMSS, she married Jess L. Patterson (1909-1983), also a student at the School. Edna Mae and Jess had two sons, Glynn (Glyn, Glenn?) E. Patterson (born c. 1931; married Kay of TItusville, Florida) and William Emmit (Emmit, Emmett, Emmitte?) Patterson. William (1930-1993) was a member of the 1949 PMSS graduating class. He married Christine Kinnaird, who was PMSS teacher from 1953 to 1956.

Edna Mae was born on August 19, 1910, in Harlan, Kentucky, to William “Willie” Metcalf (1885-1977) and Dora (Blevins) Metcalf (1891-1969). She was the oldest of 10 sisters and brothers (plus a half-sibling, Jeff Scearce Metcalf from William’s first marriage to Lizzie Nolan Metcalf).

Edna Mae (Metcalf) Patterson (1910 – 2001)
George W. Metcalf (1912 – 1974)
Martha Metcalf (1914 – 1916)
Oceana (Metcalf) Mead (1916 – 1980)
Lincoln Metcalf (1918 – 1972)
Ruth Ellen (Metcalf) Kreiling (1920 – 2002)
Pearl Ambrose Metcalf (1923 – 1949)
Brutus Metcalf (1924 – ____)
Mary Winifred (Metcalf) Turner (1927 – 2009)
Swanee (Suanee) Sue (Metcalf) Hacker (1929 – 2002)
Herbert Hoover Metcalf (1931 – 1982)

Besides Edna Mae, two other sisters attended Pine Mountain Settlement School: Ruth Ellen in 1935-1936 and Mary Winifred in 1941.

She died on September 2, 2001, in Titusville, Florida, at the age of 91, and was buried in Resthaven Cemetery, Keith, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband; a son, William E. Patterson; five of her brothers: Dillard, George, Lincoln, Ambrose and Herbert; and two sisters, Martha and Oceanna.


See Also:

GUIDE TO WEAVING at Pine Mountain Settlement School

METCALF FAMILY
ANN METCALF Biography
EDNA MAE (METCALF) PATTERSON Biography
WILLIAM METCALF Biography

NOLAN FAMILY
CALVIN NOLAN Biography
ELHANNON MURPHY NOLAN Biography
LIZZIE (NOLAN) METCALF SCEARCE Biography
NOLAN FAMILY CORRESPONDENCE

SCEARSE (SCEARCE) FAMILY

JESS PATTERSON Biography

Return To: GUIDE TO FAMILIES IN THE PINE MOUNTAIN VALLEY COMMUNITY


Edna Mae Metcalf Patterson: GALLERY


Title

Edna Mae Metcalf Patterson

Alt. Title

Edna May Metcalf Patterson ; Edna Mae Metcalf ; Edna Mae Patterson ;

Identifier

EDNA MAE METCALF PATTERSON

Creator

Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Alt. Creator

Ann Angel Eberhardt ; Helen Hayes Wykle ;

Subject Keyword

Edna Mae Metcalf ; Edna Mae Patterson ; Edna Mae Metcalf Patterson ; Jess Patterson ; Metcalf Family ; Nolan Family ; Patterson Family ; Pine Mountain Settlement School ; weaving ; crafts ; William and Dora Blevins Metcal f; Glyn Patterson ; Emmit Patterson ; Jess L. Patterson ; nursing; students ;

Subject LCSH

Patterson, Edna Mae Metcalf Patterson, — 1910 – 2001.
Pine Mountain Settlement School (Pine Mountain, Ky.) — History.
Harlan County (Ky.) — History.
Education — Kentucky — Harlan County.
Rural schools — Kentucky — History.
Schools — Appalachian Region, Southern.
Weaving — Appalachian Mountains.

Date

2017-09-26

Publisher

Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Contributor

Cora Richardson

Type

Collections ; text ; image ;

Format

Original and copies of documents and correspondence in file folders in filing cabinet.

Source

Series 09: Biography – Students, Workers

Language

English

Relation

Is related to: Pine Mountain Settlement School Collections, Series 09: Biography – Students, Workers.

Coverage Temporal

1885 – 2001

Coverage Spatial

Pine Mountain, KY ; Harlan County, KY ; Titusville, FL ;

Rights

Any display, publication, or public use must credit the Pine Mountain Settlement School. Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Donor

n/a

Description

Core documents, correspondence, writings, and administrative papers of Edna Mae Metcalf Patterson ; clippings, photographs, books by or about Edna Mae Metcalf Patterson ;

Acquisition

n/d

Citation

“[Identification of Item],” [Collection Name] [Series Number, if applicable]. Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY.

Processed By

Helen Hayes Wykle ; Ann Angel Eberhardt ;

Last Updated

2018-07-15 aae ;

Bibliography

Sources 

“Edna Mae (Metcalf) Patterson.” BOARDING SCHOOL STUDENTS 1929-1949 ; GUIDE TO PMSS WORKERS 1913- 2000s. Series 09: Biography – Students, Workers. Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29T-B441 : accessed 15 July 2016), Edna Mae Metcalf Patterson, 2001; Burial, Keith, Harlan, Kentucky, United States of America, Resthaven Cemetery; citing record ID 153797740, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com. Internet resource.

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