Vitamin Kaye Patten

According to Maude Griner Sizemore who was a  nurse in  Nashville, GA, Maxie Snead Patten gave birth to her second child at Turner Hospital.  The baby girl was born November 16, 1945.

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.

Reba Patten, Patti Patten, and Kaye Patten. The photo was taken in late 1940s, at the Grover Patten home in Nashville, GA, next door to Bill and Laura Youmans Snead, grandparents of the Patten children. (Identifications courtesy of Linda Ward Meadows).

Kaye Patten and her sisters.
Daughters of Maxie Snead Patten and Grover C. Patten. Left to Right: Reba Patten, Patti Patten, and Kaye Patten. The photo was taken in late 1940s, at the Grover Patten home in Nashville, GA, next door to Bill and Laura Youmans Snead, grandparents of the Patten children. (Identifications courtesy of Linda Ward Meadows).

Elizabeth Kaye Patten died September 10, 2000. She was buried at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Adel, GA.

Grave of Elizabeth Kaye Patten, Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Adel, GA. Image source: Cat

Grave of Elizabeth Kaye Patten, Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Adel, GA. Image source: Cat

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1 Comment

  1. Linda W. Meadows said,

    February 20, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Kaye Patten was the second child of Maxie Snead Patten and her husband, Grover C. Patten. Patti is the third child. In the photo, Kay is shown on the right.


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