1945 Obituary for Lt. Adda Jane Patterson

The below forwarded request was received by The Perry Historians.  I was able to find a brief death notice in the Perry County Democrat dated 15-Aug-1945 for Adda Jane Patterson and seen that she and her parents were to be residing in Royalton, Dauphin County but were previously from the Landisburg area.

I will transcribe the death notice as found:
Perry County Democrat - 15-Aug-1945

The sad news of the death of Miss Adda Jane Patterson, 31, of Royalton, was received here Sunday by her uncle, Amose Dum.  She was Lt. (jg.) in the Navy and was transferred from New York City to Seattle, Wash. and was killed in a train wreck at Michigan, North Dakota, Thursday. Surviving her are her parents, William and Mary Dum Patterson, a sister Betty, Mrs. John Rhinesmith, Royalton, and a brother, William Patterson of the Medical Corps, France.  She was a graduate of Bucknell University and received her Master degree at Columbia University and was a teacher in the Middletown High School before joining the Waves almost three years ago.  The family, formerly from Landisburg have the sincere sympathy of all in their sad bereavement.

Funeral arrangements not known yet.  Burial will be in the Landisburg Cemetery.

(note: I did not find a tombstone transcript for Adda, nor her parents, in the Landisburg Cemetery, so presume she may in fact be buried in Dauphin County???)

I'm hoping that the word will get to Adda's relatives through this notice.

Donna Heller Zinn

volunteer / director of The Perry Historians