Ruth Afton Payne

Female19 December 1911–26 February 1956

Brief Life History of Ruth Afton

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 29. 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.

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Family Time Line

Kenneth Earl Jolley
Ruth Afton Payne
Marriage: 20 February 1931
Marilyn Jolley
Henry Lee Jolley

Sources (16)

  • Afton Jolley, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Ruth Afton Payne, "Idaho, Birth Index, 1861-1911"
  • Afton Payne, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 February 1931Cassia, Idaho, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1912 · The Girl Scouts

    Age 1

    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

    Age 2

    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.


    Age 16

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    Name Meaning

    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 .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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