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Isaac Milton Payne

I.M. Payne
Full Name: Isaac Milton Payne
Birth date: October 6, 1872
Death date: November 19, 1947

Terms of Service

  • House, 34th Legislature
    1/12/1915 - 1/9/1917
    Democrat

Biographical Notes and Resources

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  • Census of 1900 - Isaac M. Payne, Hopkins County, age 28, born October 1872 in Texas, farmer, spouse Eugeania A, daughter Orletta.
    Census of 1910 - Isaac M. Payne, Hopkins County, age 37, publisher/printing office, spouse Eugenia A., daughter Orleta, son Cleburn. No I.M. Payne or Isaac M. Payne listed in Hunt County.
    Census of 1920 - Isaac M. Payne, Grand Prairie, Dallas County, age 47, retail merchant/groceries, spouse Virginia A. Payne, children Orleta and Cleburn. FamilySearch . 1900 1920
  • 1910
  • Isaac Milton Payne, birth date 10/6/1872, home address in Como, Hopkins County, publisher. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 .
  • Isaac M. Payne, birth date 10/6/1872, death date 11/19/1947, interment in Lockhart Municipal Burial Park, Lockhart, Caldwell County with Eugenia A. Payne. Find a Grave .
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News .
  • I.M. Payne, Editor, The Hunt County Gazette (Commerce, Tex.), 1913-19??. Library of Congress .
  • I.M. Payne grew up near Pickton, Hopkins County, and was a farmer "before entering the newspaper field." Payne edited newspapers in Campbell, Como, then Commerce. "I.M. Payne of Commerce" purchased the Collinsville Times in April 1915, moved his household to Collinsville, Grayson County on 6/4/1915, and "moved out of the county" by 12/17/1915. "Tom L. Ridgwell of Rockwall" [sic: Thomas B. Ridgell] became a candidate for flotorial representative to serve out Payne's term. Payne later moved to Dallas County (1919) and was editor of the Celeste Courier (1922). Candidate announcement, I.M. Payne, Commerce Journal, 5/8/1914, p. 6; Whitewright Sun, 4/16/1915, p. 4; Commerce Journal, 6/4/1915, p. 7; "Ridgwell for Representative," Commerce Journal, 12/17/1915, p. 3; "Bad Fire at Collinsville," Commerce Journal, 1/21/1916, p. 6; "I.M. Payne Writes from Dallas County," Hopkins County Echo (Sulphur Springs, Texas), 9/3/1919, p. 4; "Editor Payne Here," Greenville Evening Banner, 2/8/1922, p. 8 (Payne "served as a member of the Texas Legislature from this county and made a State-wide reputation in his fight against the repeal of the Robertson insurance law."). NewspaperARCHIVE.com .
  • 34th Legislature (1915) - I.M. Payne, postoffice Commerce, nativity Texas, age 42 (born circa 1873), editor and publisher, 42 years in Texas, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .

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