Remembering Pat Patton, a Texas Firefighter

Patton the Oil Well Fire FighterBorn on the family farm in Montgomery County, Texas in 1889, Pat was a young man of 22 a century ago. His dad was a real estate man and his mom a housewife. He and his two brothers and three sisters probably attended the Willis Male and Female College, a semi-private boarding school for students of all ages. Theirs was an uncomplicated small-town life.

By 1920, Pat had married a local girl and followed his fat