Robert Harry Payne

9 February 1921–13 May 2001 (Age 80)
Valley Junction, Polk, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Robert Harry

When Robert Harry Payne was born on 9 February 1921, in Valley Junction, Polk, Iowa, United States, his father, Harry James Payne, was 25 and his mother, Dorothy Elizabeth Reinhard, was 25. He married Berniece Olive Nichols on 12 December 1941, in Anamosa, Jones, Iowa, United States. He lived in Walnut Township, Polk, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. He died on 13 May 2001, in Gladstone, Clay, Missouri, United States, at the age of 80.

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Robert Harry Payne
Berniece Olive Nichols
Marriage: 12 December 1941

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  • Marriage
    12 December 1941Anamosa, Jones, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi
    Age 1
    The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.
    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
    Age 2
    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
    1942 · The Japanese American internment
    Age 21
    Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

    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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    Sources (7)

    • Robert H Payne in household of Fred Reinhard, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Robert Harry Payne, "Iowa, Marriage Records, 1941-1951"
    • Robert Harry Payne, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"

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