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John Earl "Dukey" Payne

Male 1905 - 1953  (48 years)


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  • Name John Earl "Dukey" Payne 
    Nickname Dukey 
    Born 3 Jan 1905  Stephens County, Indian Territory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Jun 1953  Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Duncan Memorial Cemetery, Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Known as Dukey. Ken Harvey reports that his mother died when he was only two years old and he was raised by some black servants for a couple of years. Someone else in the family later took him in.


      Duncan Banner
      Friday, June 5, 1953
      Death Comes to J. E. Payne
      John Earl Payne, 49, longtime Stephens county farmer-stockman, died in his automobile early this morning while returning from Oklahoma City. Payne complained to his wife of being too tired to drive as they came through Marlow and she relieved him at the wheel. Death, which followed shortly, about 1:30 a.m. was attributed to a heart attack.
      Payne, who was born January 3, 1904, in Duncan, lived at his ranch 14 miles east of Duncan.
      Survivors are the widow, Gladys; a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Strain of Duncan route 4, and a son, Tommy, 10, of the home address.
      Other survivors are a brother, Carl of route 4, and three sisters, Mrs. Virginia Harden of Duncan route 4 and Mrs. Vera Young and Mrs. Louise Birnie, both of Roswell, N.M.
      The service will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the West Side Church of Christ with Orrin Otley, minister, officiating. Burial will be in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Grantham Funeral Home.

      (Courtesy of Lynell Gentry Cordell)
    • (Research):1930 census Stephens Co. OK ED 9
      - pg 272B - sheet 10B - Hope Twp.
      189/191
      Surginer, Isaac M., MW 40 M, age when first married-20, TX MO MO
      Surginer, Lilly M., FW 39 M, age when first married-19, OK US TX
      189/192
      Payne, John, MW 25 M, age when first married 21 OK MO TX
      Payne, Edna, FW 20 M, age when first married 16 OK TX OK
      Payne, John W., son, MW 11/2 OK OK OK
    Person ID I5529  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Walter Winkle Payne,   b. Mar 1867, Shelby County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1929, Marlow, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Mother Permelia Gertrude Gentry,   b. Aug 1876, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1906, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Married Abt 1894  Stephens County, Indian Territory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Headstones
    Payne, Walter and Permelia (Gentry)
    Payne, Walter and Permelia (Gentry)
    Family ID F1052  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Living 
    Children 
     1. John W. Payne,   b. 21 Feb 1929, Payne Ranch, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1995, Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F2890  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Gladys Powell,   b. 22 Mar 1906, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1995, Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 13 Oct 1931  Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F2860  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Oct 1931 - Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Jun 1953 - Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    PAYNE FAMILY REUNION - 1927
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.

    TOP 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.

    MIDDLE ROW
    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

    BOTTOM ROW
    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

    Headstones
    Payne, J.E. 'Dukey' and wife Gladys (Powell)
    Payne, J.E. "Dukey" and wife Gladys (Powell)
    Gladys Powell was remarried after the death of her first husband, Dukey Payne. Therefore the name Diefenbaker was engraved on the headstone as well.

  • Sources 
    1. [S315] Rainey, Juanita (sparklestree@aol.com) "Juanita's Family Tree" Ver. Jun 23 22:39:06 2003; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=gentry536.