March 26, 1864, Bowdoinham, Maine.
May 10, 1952, Claremont, California.
Patten attended Colby University (AB 1890) and received his theology degree from the Bangor Theological Seminary (1893). He was ordained as a Congregational minister in Everett, Massachusetts, on February 1, 1894. He pastored at the First Congregational Church in Everett (1895–97); First Congregational Church, South Hadley, Massachusetts (1897–1905); First Congregational Church, Santa Rosa, California (1905–09); Sacramento, California (1909–17); Forest Grove Congregational Church, Oregon (1917–19); Center Church, Torrington, Connecticut (1919–29); and the Madison Congregational Church, Connecticut (1929–34). His works include: