Donna Lee Payne

24 September 1926–21 July 2012 (Age 85)
Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Donna Lee

When Donna Lee Payne was born on 24 September 1926, in Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Alexander Otto Payne, was 24 and her mother, Pearl Dee Shedrick, was 24. She married Edward Joseph Hayden Sr. in 1945. She lived in Dawson, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States in 1930 and Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 21 July 2012, in Marble Falls, Burnet, Texas, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Garden of Memories Cemetery, Kerrville, Kerr, Texas, United States.

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Edward Joseph Hayden Sr.
Donna Lee Payne
Marriage: 1945

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

Age 15

Many Native Americans from Oklahoma were once again employed as code talkers during WWII to create a code impenetrable by enemies. Rather than Choctaw, a Comanche-language code was developed. Several of these men were sent to invade Normandy to send messages. None of the men were killed and the Comanche code was never broken. 
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 23

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.

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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Story Highlight

Alien Life

When about 12 yrs old and living on Hugo St. in Kerrville, TX, Calvin and Mom (Donna Lee Payne Hayden Janney) where watching the night sky, looking for a falling satellite. The subject of alien life c …

Sources (3)

  • Donna Lee Payne in household of A O Payne, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dona Payne in household of N D Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Donna Lee Payne Hayden Janney, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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