Kathie MacGregor was born 16 August 1870 at Harmony House in Morningside, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom to James MacGregor (c1830-1894) and Grace Campbell Maclean (1835-1907) and died 20 December 1958 in Wellington, New Zealand of unspecified causes. She married William Alexander Patterson (1866-1941) 16 February 1898 in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand. Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.


Offspring of Kathie MacGregor and William Alexander Patterson (1866-1941)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Grace Marion Patterson (1899-1996) 17 May 1899 Wellington City, Wellington Region, New Zealand 5 January 1996 Lower Hutt, Wellington Region, New Zealand (Woburn Presbyterian Home, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand)
James MacGregor Patterson (1900-1974)
Annie Patterson (1902-1903)
Agnes Patterson (1905-1985) 27 May 1905 Wellington, Wellington City, Wellington Region, New Zealand February 1985 Lower Hutt, Lower Hutt City, Wellington Region, New Zealand Alan Dales Kerr (1899-1950)

May Maclean Patterson (1908-2004)
David (Dave) Patterson (1912-1985) 12 July 1912 Wellington, Wellington City, Wellington Region, New Zealand 25 April 1985 Pukerua Bay, Porirua City, Wellington Region, New Zealand Phillis Mary (Phil) Quinlan (c1911-1965)
Sonia Beth Irain (living)

William Gibson Patterson (1915-1974) 9 March 1915 Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand 1974 Plimmerton, Porirua City, Wellington Region, New Zealand (Plimmerton) Margaret Ana Louise Harrison (1916-1999)

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‡ General
  • After marriage, lived 85 Fairley Ter, Kelburn; then Khandallah: 33 Simla Cr, 70? Khandallah Rd, 2 Lucknow Ter.

Robin Patterson's "Grannie".

The Wellington Presbyterial Association of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand recorded the following Memoriam Minute:

Mrs W. A. Patterson of Khandallah, Wellington, passed away at the end of 1958. Born in Edinburgh, she was one of 6 daughters of Professor M[a]cGregor of New College. The Family came to New Zealand in 1881 and commenced work for the Church in Otago. Mrs. Patterson grew up during the early days of Missionary enterp[r]ise in the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand and ever took a deep interest in the work on the Mission Field. [H]er sister and her daughter both went to India as Missionaries.
Mrs. Patterson became Dominion Secretary of P.W.M.U. during 1933-1935 and later served as Dominion Letter Secretary. These positions she filled with ability and distinction.
Her knowledge was deep and dependable and was born of reading, study and prayer.
As a Branch Officer, a leader of a Prayer group at Conference or in her own congregation, Mrs. Patterson was an example of a Christian woman. We mourn her passing but thank God for her life and work and pray for the comforting [of] her loved ones.
[President: Mrs J Gellatly; Secretary: J D Temple; Treasurer: Mrs Franks]
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