b. 11 July 1896, Lincoln Township, Hendricks County, Indiana, to William Everett (1853-1919) and Mary Ann (Lowder) (1854-1942) Patterson
d. 13 December 1973, Coral Gables, Dade County, Florida
m. 10 June 1940, Hendricks County, Indiana
Katherine Elizabeth “Kate” Davies
b. 1905, Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas, to Edwin James and Katie Martha (Hibner) Davies
Lawrence was a resident of Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana. He graduated from high school in 1914 and studied agriculture at Purdue University, but he left during his senior year (1916-17) to join the Army. He was assigned to the 8th U.S. Cavalry and served in Mexico in World War I. He was a career Army officer and retired after World War II as a colonel. During his service, he was stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, and Monterey, California.
Lawrence and Katherine had no children and their marriage ended in divorce. He left Indiana and moved to Florida in 1964.