Wilford Walter Payne

8 June 1914–22 August 1999 (Age 85)
Georgetown, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States

The Life Summary of Wilford Walter

When Wilford Walter Payne was born on 8 June 1914, in Georgetown, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, his father, Nephi Walter Payne, was 30 and his mother, Ada Smart, was 21. He married Edith Lay Misseldine on 15 December 1939, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. He lived in Conda Election Precinct, Caribou, Idaho, United States in 1940 and Utah, United States in 1950. He died on 22 August 1999, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Georgetown, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilford Walter Payne
Edith Lay Misseldine
Marriage: 15 December 1939

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 December 1939Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 2
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
    1916 · No-Ni-Shee Arch
    Age 2
    The No-Ni-Shee Arch was a temporary archway near the intersection of Main Street and South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. The archway was built in 1916 for the Wizard of the Wasatch festival. The name No-Ni-Shee was derived from a mythical American Indian Salt Princess. Her tears caused the Great Salt Lake to be salty. The arch was dedicated to her and sprayed with salt water so that salt eventually crystallized on Main Street. The Wizard’s carnivals enlivened Utah’s summers for several years. The last Wizard of the Wasatch carnival was held in 1916, on the eve of World War I.
    1937 · The Neutrality Act
    Age 23
    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 47739;2007: 103730; 2010: 142601)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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    Story Highlight

    A Wedding Quilt - written by Rosalie Payne

    The story of a quilt… This quilt was made for Mom’s and Dad’s (Edith Misseldine and Wilford W. Payne) wedding on December 15, 1939. Yes, that was 80 years ago. While we are sure that the quilt was ma …

    Sources (22)

    • Wilford Walter Payne, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Wilford Walter Payne, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Wilford Walter Payne, "Idaho, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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