The newborn was very sick, and Dr. William W. Turner made a diagnosis that she suffered from a deficiency of Vitamin K. Vitamin K plays an essential role in blood clotting, and the connection between Vitamin K deficiency and bleeding in newborns (VKDB) had only been recognized in 1944. Dr. Turner wrote a prescription for the baby girl, who responded positively. The parents decided to name the girl Kaye, in honor of the vitamin that saved her life.
Elizabeth Kaye Patten died September 10, 2000. She was buried at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Adel, GA.
- Family of Maxie Snead Patten
- Maxie Snead Patten, Youth Leader
- Laura Youmans and William McIntyre “Bill” Snead
- Arlo Snead Taught at New Lois School
- W. C. Patten and the Chattanooga Evaporator
- James & Ida Lou Patten and the Cruise to Cuba
- Mrs. Elizabeth Patten dies at Ray City
- Elizabeth Roena Patten Clements (1858-1951)
- Obituary of Mrs. Babe Patten
- Jehu Patten and the Serpent