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C. Frank Payne

Male 1875 - Abt 1936  (~ 60 years)

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  • Name C. Frank Payne 
    Born May 1875  Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1936  Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In 1910, it APPEARS that Frank was living in Bell County, Texas, and married to an Estelle. They were living, along with her two children from a prior marriage, in the boarding home of George Hughs.

      Kenneth Harvey writes that "Frank was believed to have married his first wife in order to give her unborn son a name. He claimed the child was his but no one believed him in later years. He was known to be that sort of generous type of man. The mother died shortly after the marriage. At the time of the 1920 census, he was living with his brother-in-law in Duncan on Pine Street.

      His sister Effie then raised the little boy that was believed to have been adopted.  There were no papers involved. He was somewhat difficult youngster and was later sent to a military academy. He was not really very popular in the extended family-actually he was rather disliked. Afterwards he drifted to California and lost contact with the Payne family.

      Peggy had been married before and had a son who was a gambler. He ended up owning the Wade Hotel in Duncan as a result. She had a daughter who lived out in Hollywood.

      Spent thirty days in jail for allegedly making whisky during prohibition. He had not actually been making it but merely in the vicinity and the authorities knew that-they simply wanted more information. He refused to squeal however about who the real perpetrators were and as a result accepted the blame.

      He didn't like cowboying. He would not stand for drunken brawls where he worked. Frank was a big man.

      Frank is buried in Section 10, Block 10, Plot 2, Marlow Cemetery, Oklahoma. It is recorded that he died in Wichita Falls, Texas. (Dorothy Pattison, MCCLANAHAN FAMILY HISTORY (unpublished))."
    • (Research):

      Census Listings:

      1910 Census
      Texas, Bell, 2 Wd Temple, ED 112
      Payne, Frank W Lodger M W 46 M1 7 Missouri MO VA Commercial Trader Clothing Payne, Estelle E Lodger F 2 42 M2 7 2/2 Mississippi Kentucky Georgia
      Keach, Harold G Lodger M W 13 S Tx Tx Tx
      Keach, Georgia D Lodger F W 11 S Tx Tx Tx

      1920 Census
      Oklahoma, Stephens County, Duncan
      Haycraft H.S. Head RM W 48 Missouri Missouri Missouri Truck Owner
      Haycraft, Effie Wife F W 36 M Tx Missouri Missouri
      Payne, ---Brother-in-law M W 44 Missouri Missouri Missouri Real Estate
      Payne, Clyde F Nephew M W 4 S Tx US US (Later called Payne Haycraft)

      1930 Census
      Payne, Frank Head Rent $22 M W 54 M age 1rst M 34 Mo Mo Mo Casing Oil Field Payne, Peggy J. Wife F W 40 M age 1rst M  37 Ok Ok Tx Cashier Cafe
      Ireland, Buck H. Stepson M W 19 Ok Ok Ok Waiter Cafe
      Coffey, Lavina J. Stepdaughter F W 10 Ok Ok Ok
    Person ID I4928  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Samuel Marshall Payne,   b. 11 Mar 1849, Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1916, Marlow, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Olivia McClanahan,   b. Abt 1844, Schuyler County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1910, Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married 20 Aug 1873  Schuyler County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • !MARRIAGE LIC. Schuyler Co. MO.Paage 58,Book C, 1871-92  (MCCL Doc. 13)
    Family ID F1086  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt 1936 - Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Payne, Samuel Marshall Family
    Payne, Samuel Marshall Family
    Samuel Marshall Payne and Olivia McClanahan were married in 1873 in Missori, eventually moving to Texas. Ken Harvey writes that "In 1893 a Payne family group studio photograph was taken, probably in Quanah, Texas. It shows left to right; Samuel Marshall Payne (44) seated, Effie Mae (10) standing, C. Frank (18) seated, Aubrey Hamilton (16) standing rear, Samuel E. (14) standing forground, Marvin Walter (12) standing rear and Olivia McClanahan Payne (49) seated." Note that 14 year old Samuel E. Payne, standing in the front row, looks much younger than his actual age. He was born with a form of dwarfism, and never grew taller in stature than is pictured. He died within 10 years of the picture being taken.
Home of Aunt Annie (O'Neill) Sparks - 
303 Hickory, Duncan, Oklahoma
    PAYNE FAMILY REUNION - 1927 Home of Aunt Annie (O'Neill) Sparks - 303 Hickory, Duncan, Oklahoma
    This 1927 Payne Reunion photo is of 41 people. On September 21-23, 1999, Charles R. Strong along with his mother, Anna Laura "Rooney" (Payne) Strong and two aunts – Dora Fay (Payne) Pierce-Yeager and Lois Marie (Payne) Hanna reviewed the picture. The late Lewis Adair Payne had already prepared his own list identifying all persons. Both list had errors. Mary Gwendolyn “Marilynn” (Payne) Wade of Marlow later helped Charles Strong reconcile the two lists and correct some errors. One reason for differences in the two lists was due to the existence of two pictures, which were almost, but not exactly, identical. This photo slightly differs from Aunt Annie’s version.

    . NOTE-The list below is numbered left to right - top to bottom. The first number is sequential in total, and the
    second number is position within the row.

    1 1 Paul Puckett, Boy living with Hattie (Brown) Payne.
    2 2 Mabel Lyles
    3 3 Baby is Mary Gwendolyn “Marilynn” (Payne) Wade.
    4 4 Joseph Ray “Jodey” Payne Jr.
    5 5 Virginia (Payne) Hardin - d. of Walter W., # 22 below
    6 6 Vera (Payne) Roberts-Young, -d. of Walter W. #22 and mother of #30 below
    7 7 Mary Ethyl (Payne) Benton-Madison-Parker. d. of W. W. # 22
    8 8 Claude Chadwick Payne
    9 9 Ruth Hazel Witherspoon-d. of Mable (Gentry) Witherspoon, d. of John Price Gentry.
    10 10 Florence Scott d. of # 23 Lou Payne Scott & niece of W.W. Payne
    11 11 Marvin Walter Payne Sr. Father of #'s 8, 28, 37, & 38
    12 12 Gracie (Gentry) Payne Wife of # 11 Marvin W. Payne
    13 13 Rene Gentry - s. of Frank Melton and Ada (Jones) Gentry, and nephew of Gracie #12
    14 14 Edna (Surginer) Payne, First wife of John Earl (Dukie) Payne
    15 15 John Earl, (Dukie) Payne
    16 16 Caroline "Carrie" (Cover) Payne
    17 17 Harry Carl Payne,Sr.

    18 1 William "Billy" West - Grandson of # 23, Louise (Payne) Scott
    19 2 Joseph Ray Payne, s. of Wm. Henry H. Payne
    20 3 C. Frank Payne, Brother to # 11, Marvin W. Payne Sr.
    21 4 Annie (O'Neill) Sparks, Wife of #26
    22 5 Walter Winkle Payne
    23 6 Louise "Lula" (Payne) Scott
    24 7 Hattie (Brown) Payne
    25 8 Orville Scott
    26 9 James Rufus Sparks f. of # 33, Mary Pat (Sparks) Kubic

    27 1 Anna Laura "Rooney" (Payne) Strong
    28 2 Mary Olive (Payne) Thompson
    29 3 Mary Ethyl (Benton) Jones
    30 4 Clifford "Bosco" Roberts
    31 5 Virginia Payne, sister to # 4 above, and d. of Joseph R. & g.d. Wm. H. H. Payne ?
    32 6 Dora Fay (Payne) Pierce - Yeager
    33 7 Mary Pat (Sparks) Kubik
    34 8 Francis Hardin, d. of Virginia Payne Hardin, # 5 above, (in lap of Mary Pat)
    35 9 Thelma (Gentry) Callaway - d. of Edgar J. Gentry & g.d. of Wm. M. Gentry
    36 10 Lois Marie (Payne) Hanna
    37 11 Lewis Adair Payne
    38 12 Marvin Walter "Snort" Payne Jr. in Lewis' lap.
    39 13 Willie Lee "Billy" Payne ?
    40 14 Paul James Payne
    41 15 Jean Bruce (Benton) Turner

  • Sources 
    1. [S250] Ancestral File, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints [database online], (Ancestral File (found at is a collection of genealogical information taken from Pedigree Charts and Family Group Records submitted to the Family History Department since 1978. The information has not been verified against any official records. Since the information in Ancestral File is contributed, it is the responsibility of those who use the file to verify its accuracy.).