Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thriller Thrusday - Disappearance of Francis Paterson

On Friday, January 21, 1921 in the newspaper, "Island County Times" from Coupeville, Washington the heading read "Aged Greenbank Resident Disappears".  This aged resident was my great grandfather, Francis Paterson.  He disappeared the day before Christmas. According to the article there were searches and inquiries but no clues as to his whereabouts. As he was living on an island there were not many ways to leave.  If he did leave, no one seen him go. Some feared that he wandered off into the darkness and perished.  But after many times combing through the area, no evidence was found.  Francis Paterson's disappearance is still a mystery.
One of the last photos of Francis Paterson

1 comment:

  1. There are so many things that could have happened, the possibilities are endless. Is it possible that he slipped near the shore and the body was washed away? I'm thinking that it isn't probable if he had lived there for a long time. Any reason to suspect that he chose to leave and be lost?