Mary Evelyn Payne

20 February 1937–11 September 2003 (Age 66)
Malvern, Hot Spring, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Mary Evelyn

When Mary Evelyn Payne was born on 20 February 1937, in Malvern, Hot Spring, Arkansas, United States, her father, Hermes Edward Payne, was 24 and her mother, Zelma Larayne Bryant, was 20. She died on 11 September 2003, in Austin, Travis, Texas, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Cherokee, Texas, United States.

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Hermes Edward Payne
Zelma Larayne Bryant
Mary Evelyn Payne

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 12

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.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 18

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

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)

  • Mary Evelyn Payne in household of H R Payne, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Evelyn Payne in entry for Daniel Marvin Hester, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"
  • Mary Evelyn Payne in entry for Stephen Hermes Hester, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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