Married a Chinaman

January 9, 1909


Granddaughter of an esteemed war general opposes society’s rules and marries a man of Chinese origin.


Meridian, Miss., December 30 – Miss Ollie Patton, granddaughter of the late General W.S. Patton, a former Confederate Officer and past grand master of Mississippi Masons, married a Chinaman. The marriage violates the state law forbidding intermarriage between whites and persons of Negro or Mongolian blood. Miss Patton is young and beautiful and an orphan.
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“Married a Chinaman,” Black Virginia: The Richmond Planet, 1894-1909, accessed December 4, 2020,