Ruth Afton Payne

19 December 1911–26 February 1956 (Age 44)
Weiser, Washington, Idaho, United States

The Life 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 30. She married Kenneth Earl Jolley on 20 February 1931, in Cassia, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. 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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Kenneth Earl Jolley
Ruth Afton Payne
Marriage: 20 February 1931
Henry Lee Jolley

Spouse and Children

20 February 1931
Cassia, Idaho, United States


    Henry Lee Jolley


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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: variant spelling of Paine . This is also a well-established surname in Ireland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Afton Jolley in household of Earl Jolley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Afton Payne in household of Henry P Payne, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Afton Payne in household of Henry P Payne, "United States Census, 1930"

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