Gazlay Family History

FamilyIda Valentine Patterson


FatherJohn Philp Patterson (18 July 1873 - 29 November 1914)
MotherIda May Hauch (February 1869 - 28 April 1955)

Personal Information

Record Created: 6 March 2010; Last Edited: 12 November 2010 
NameIda Valentine Patterson
Born 14 February 1907 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey1
Married 24 December 1955 in First Baptist Church, West Palm Beach, Florida to Edward Elden ‘Eddie’ Johnston1
Died 27 October 2010 in Lake Worth, Florida2


Ida was a Girl Scout and was active in church groups as a child. She attended Robert Tread Junior High School through the 10th grade, and she attended Coleman Business College, Newark, New Jersey for two years. For 38 years until her retirement in 1967, Ida was the office manager and executive secretary for Disbrow Manufacturing Co., Newark, New Jersey (and later East Orange), a manufacturer of folding cartons, cards, and packing materials. Mr. Disbrow was a salesman in a similar firm when he started his own company along with his brother and Ida. Ida enjoyed ice skating, knitting, sewing, reading, crafts and traveling. She and Eddie moved to Lake Worth, Florida, in 1967.1


Spouse 1FamilyEdward Elden ‘Eddie’ Johnston (son of William George Johnston and Mary Matilda Eagleson)
Born 14 May 1906
Married 24 December 1955 in First Baptist Church, West Palm Beach, Florida to Ida Valentine Patterson
Died 3 June 1987 in Lake Worth, Florida


  1. Record of visit with Ida V. (Patterson) Johnston at her Florida home in 1996 by Lee Gazlay.
  2. Obituary, Palm Beach Post, Ida Valentine Patterson Johnston, 6 November 2010