From the Chatsworth Plaindealer Chatsworth,Livingston,Illinois
SAMUEL PATTON FEBRUARY 9, 1912
Samuel Patton, of the earliest residents of Chatsworth, who conducted the first blacksmith shop in this village, died at the Soldier's Home in Washington, D.C., on Saturday afternoon, February 3, at the advanced age of past 79 years. The remains arrived in Chatsworth on Wednesday morning, and the funeral services were held at the Chatsworth M.E. church on Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. L.J. Albert, of Piper City, assisted by Rev. V.A. Crumbaker, of this city. Interment at Chatsworth Cemetery. Samuel Patton was born in Brooke county, Va., Sept. 3, 1833. He located in Chatsworth in 1859 and engaged in the blacksmith business. In 1861 he was united in marriage with Miss Nellie Desmond, now a resident of Piper City. In 1862 he enlisted in Battery M. Artillery, and remained until the close of the Civil war. During his residence in Chatsworh, Mr. Patton invented and patented the corn husker, which was the original design of all corn huskers since manufactured. He had been an inmate of the National Soldiers Home at Washington for a number of years.