William Henry Patterson, long time Taft resident, died yesterday in a Bakersfield hospital. Mr. Patterson had lived in Taft for the past 41 years and had been retired from the Taft City Schools for the past 10 years. Mr. Patterson was born in Avonal, Missouri, February 8, 1875. Mr. Patterson is survived by his widow Florence of 331 Shattuck Ave., Taft, four sons, William, John, and Gene, of Taft and David of Avenal. One daughter, Mrs. Dora Ann Schneider of Denver and five grandchildren also survive. The deceased leaves a brother Fred and a sister Laura of East St. Louis, Missouri. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 at Erickson and Brown Chapel with William O. Erickson officiating, Interment will follow in the West Side Cemetery.