Jacob B., son of Thomas and Elizabeth Patridge, was born in Ohio, June
20, 1849, and departed this life at the home of his daughter, Elizabeth, at
Oglesby, Illinois, May 7, 1930, at the age of 80 years, 10 months and 17
He came with his parents from Ohio, to Clay City, Illinois, when just a small boy.
In 1869 he was united in marriage to Nancy Ann Franklin. To this union were born eight children. Those preceding him in death were his wife and two children who died in infancy; also Jacob G. Patridge, Mrs. Irene Taylor and Mrs. Lenora Etchison. Those who survive him are Mrs. Belle Tolliver, of Sailor Springs, Illinois; Mrs. Elizabeth Chew, of Oglesby, Illinois; Wm. Patridge, of Magnolia, Illinois; also a daughter by a second marriage, Mrs. Cecil Ven__d, of St. Louis.
Mr. Patridge has lived in and near Clay City nearly all his life where he was a well known farmer and stock dealer until the past few years of which he has made his home with his children.
He leaves besides the above mentioned, one sister, Mrs. Oscar Poppe, of Clay City, Illinois; three brothers, John, of St. Louis, Elmer, of Clay City, Illinois, Sammy, of Elkville, Illinois; also fourteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, many other near relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Belle Tolliver, Friday, by Rev. Geo. B. Leathers. Interment in No. 4 cemetery.
Extracted 12 Jun 2017 by Norma Hass from 1930 Pictures and Biographical Sketches of the Business Men of Clay City, Illinois.