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Family: Thomas Hamilton Payne, II / Bessie Bird Gentry (F21)

m. 27 Dec 1912


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  • Thomas Hamilton Payne, IIFather | Male
    Thomas Hamilton Payne, II

    Born  20 Mar 1893  Marlow, Indian Territory Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  12 Dec 1957  Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  27 Dec 1912  Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Thomas Bunker Payne | F3055 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Mary T. "Mollie" Hardwick | F3055 Group Sheet 

    Bessie Bird GentryMother | Female
    Bessie Bird Gentry

    Born  14 Dec 1894  Alma, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  3 May 1958  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Duncan Memorial Cemetery, Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  James Edwin Gentry | F1081 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Elzada Trawick | F1081 Group Sheet 

    Anna Laura PayneChild 1 | Female
    Anna Laura Payne

    Born  23 Oct 1913  Arthur, Parks Township, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location
    Christened  23 Dec 1922  Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  15 Sep 2004  Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  18 Sep 2004  Duncan Memorial Cemetery, Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Homer Richard Strong | F9 
    Married  23 Feb 1932  Waurika, Jefferson County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location

    Dora Fay PayneChild 2 | Female
    Dora Fay Payne

    Born  30 Jan 1915  Alma, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  7 Mar 2002  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Duncan Memorial Cemetery, Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Edward Roscoe Pierce | F1095 
    Married  27 Mar 1935  Jefferson County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  George Yeager | F1097 
    Married  Abt 1965   

    Thomas Hardrick PayneChild 3 | Male
    Thomas Hardrick Payne

    Born  17 Jan 1917  Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  12 Apr 1997  Shasta County, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Living | F1076 
    Married     
    Spouse  Living | F1077 
    Married     

    Lois Marie PayneChild 4 | Female
    Lois Marie Payne

    Born  10 Feb 1920  Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  20 Nov 2013  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  James Cullen Hanna | F1078 
    Married  22 Nov 1951  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location

    Patricia Gabriela "Patty Gay" PayneChild 5 | Female
    Patricia Gabriela "Patty Gay" Payne

    Born  8 Feb 1928  Ada, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  2 Mar 1936  Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  4 Mar 1936  Duncan Memorial Cemetery, Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Notes  Married:
    • Vol. 3, Stephens County Marriage Book: , Lic. # 101
           Thomas H. Payne, 19 to Bessie Gentry, 18 married  12-27-1912

      Because of his outgoing nature, it must have come as a surprise to some when Tom Payne and Bessie Gentry were married a few weeks after her 18th birthday. Bessie was timid and shy by nature, and much happier in town than in the outdoors.  They had five children in fairly short order, and times were tough in Oklahoma during the dust bowl. Charles Strong, Bessie's oldest grandson, also remembers that Bessie had very high standards, which her husband found hard to live up to. She was a thorough and dedicated housekeeper, and was almost obsessive about things being neat and tidy at all times. Charles recalled a story one of Bessie's brothers related to him about dropping by one afternoon for a visit. Bessie had just mopped, and refused to let him in, not wanting her immaculate floors stepped on.