Jennie Payne

FemaleOctober 1864–9 September 1943

Brief Life History of Jennie

When Jennie Payne was born in October 1864, in Missouri, United States, her father, Joseph Payne, was 44 and her mother, Mary Miranda Sisson, was 42. She lived in Dwight, Livingston, Illinois, United States for about 40 years and Pontiac, Livingston, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 9 September 1943, in Livingston, Illinois, United States, at the age of 78.

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Joseph Payne
Mary Miranda Sisson
Ellen Rachel Payne
Joseph Warren Payne
Mary Mattie Payne
Jennie Payne

Sources (7)

  • Jennie Payne, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jennie Payne, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Jennie Payne in household of Lela Potter, "United States Census, 1940"

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.


Age 7

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 21

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Name Meaning

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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