Armina Ellen Payton

Brief Life History of Armina Ellen

When Armina Ellen Payton was born on 11 April 1869, in Madison, Iowa, United States, her father, John Fletcher Payton, was 25 and her mother, Charlotte Richards, was 24. She married Benjamin Columbus Clayton on 25 September 1888, in Madison, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Polk Township, Nodaway, Missouri, United States for about 20 years and Maryville, Polk Township, Nodaway, Missouri, United States in 1940. She died on 2 April 1953, in Maryville, Nodaway, Missouri, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Maryville, Nodaway, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Columbus Clayton
1861–1940
Armina Ellen Payton
1869–1953
Marriage: 25 September 1888
Jessie Bernice Clayton
1889–1984
Harry L Clayton
1892–1978
Mayble Abel Clayton
1895–1972
Nellie Clayton
1897–1996
James Russell Clayton
1903–1953

Sources (18)

  • M E Clayton, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Minnie E Payton, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Minnie Ellen Payton Clayton, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English (mainly West Midlands): habitational name from Peyton in Ramsholt (Suffolk), derived from the Old English personal name Pǣga + Old English tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

Irish (mainly County Donegal): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Peatáin ‘descendant of Peatán’, a pet form of the personal name Pádraig (see Patrick ). Outside County Donegal, the name is apparently mainly of English origin (see 1 above).

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

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