- Birth*: Ellson Smith Paterson was born on 12 February 1884 at Maple Township, Ida, Iowa, USA.1
- He was the son of James Paterson and Ann Key.1
- (Deceased) Death*: Ellson Smith Paterson died in April 1968 at Amherst, Marshall, South Dakota, USA, at age 84.3
- [S56] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), [Apr 2013].
- [S40] Ancestry trees DJ https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/8174210.. [April 2017]
- [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) SSDI: Source Citation: Number: 504-40-3749; Issue State: South Dakota; Issue Date: 1955. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011. Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration. [Apr 2013]
Mother*: Ann Key1 b. 12 Aug 1849, d. 16 Aug 1926