When Ruth Afton Payne was born on 19 December 1911, in Weiser, Washington, Idaho, United States, her father, Henry Phillips Payne, was 31 and her mother, Flora Charlotta Thompson, was 30. She married Kenneth Earl Jolley on 20 February 1931, in Cassia, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Heyburn, Minidoka, Idaho, United States in 1930 and Emerson Election Precinct, Minidoka, Idaho, United States for about 5 years. She died on 26 February 1956, in Burley, Cassia, Idaho, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Burley, Cassia, Idaho, United States.
English: from the Middle English and Old French personal name Pai(e)n, Pagen (from Latin Paganus), a fairly common personal name among Normans. It derived from a word that originally meant ‘villager, rustic’, later ‘heathen’, but it had doubtless lost these connotations in its use as a late medieval personal name. This name has also been established in Ireland since the 14th century.
History: Thomas Payne, who was a freeman of Plymouth Colony in 1639, was the founder of a large American family, which included Robert Treat Paine (1731–1814), one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. See also Paine .
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