Dave Patterson was born 12 July 1912 in Wellington, Wellington City, Wellington Region, New Zealand to William Alexander Patterson (1866-1941) and Katharine Maclean MacGregor (1870-1958) and died 25 April 1985 114 Rawhiti Road Pukerua Bay, Porirua City, Wellington Region, New Zealand of unspecified causes. He married Phillis Mary (Phil) Quinlan (1911-1965) 11 January 1938 in Wellington, Wellington City, Wellington Region, New Zealand. He married Sonia Beth Irain (living) 1970 in New Zealand.

NZBDM birth and death search records:

  • 1912/9069 Patterson David Katharine Maclean William Alexander
  • 1938/144 Phillis Mary Quinlan David Patterson
  • 1985/45413 Patterson David 12 July 1912



Offspring of Dave Patterson and Phillis Mary (Phil) Quinlan (1911-1965)
Name Birth Death Joined with
David A Patterson (1938-1956) 1938 New Zealand 1956 New Zealand (Tararua Mountains, NZ)
John Alexander Patterson (1941-2016)
Alison Marion Patterson (living)


Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
  • A former student, Fraser Walls, described him as the best geometrician in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Family sources

Robin Patterson