Berkley Martin Paine

1861–1942 (Age 80)
Dutchess, New York, United States

The Life of Berkley Martin

When Berkley Martin Paine was born on 28 September 1861, in Dutchess, New York, United States, his father, Martin W Paine, was 20 and his mother, Emily Eggleston, was 21. He married Rossie Drinkard on 16 October 1894, in Botetourt, Botetourt, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Rural, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States in 1935 and Buchanan Magisterial District, Botetourt, Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 24 January 1942, in Buchanan, Botetourt, Virginia, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Buchanan, Botetourt, Virginia, United States.

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Berkley Martin Paine
Rossie Drinkard
Marriage: 16 October 1894
Berkley Martin Paine
Robert Sherrod Paine

Spouse & Children

16 October 1894
Botetourt, Botetourt, Virginia, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Martin W Paine


  • Emily Eggleston




  • Male1861–1942Male

  • Grace Alma Paine


  • Frederick Paine


World Events (8)

1862 · The Battle of Fredericksburg

Age 1

The Battle of Fredericksburg involved 200,000 troops with General Ambrose Burnside of the army of the Potomac against General Lee’s Army of the North.

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 22

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Kent and Sussex): from the Middle English personal name Pain(e), Payn(e) (Old French Paien, from Latin Paganus), introduced to Britain by the Normans. The Latin name is a derivative of pagus ‘outlying village’, and meant at first a person who lived in the country (as opposed to Urbanus ‘city dweller’), then a civilian as opposed to a soldier, and eventually a heathen (one not enrolled in the army of Christ). This remained a popular name throughout the Middle Ages, but it died out in the 16th century.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • B M Paine, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Berkley Paine in household of Martin Paine, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Burkley Paine in household of Martin W Paine, "New York State Census, 1865"

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