Found in my Great Grandmothers Bible the following news clipping:
"Man, 101, Casts Mail Ballot for Willkie"
"Davenport, Ia.,Oct. 27 -- (ins) -- At least one vote for Wendell L. Willkie for president was already cast on an absentee ballot by Artmas Van Patten, 101, whose voting residence is Perry, Ia. Van Patten, a native of jefferson county, New York, caast his first presidential vote for Abraham Lincoln.He said today:'I voted for Rosevelt one time, but not this year.'"
the best I can tell artmas Van Patten is not an ancestor.John Dilley