Edward Taylor Patton (Nov. 11, 1895 - Jan. 5, 1918) was born in Knoxville, TN, but spent most of his youth in Nashville, TN. Patton was studying agriculture as a member of University of Tennessee's Class of 1920. He volunteered for the US Navy when World War I cut short his studies. He was at training in Norfolk, Virginia as an apprentice seaman when he fell ill and was admitted to the Naval Hospital. He passed away there from cerebrospinal fever while in the service of his country.