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Information for James LeRoy Payne
29 February, 1880 - 19 September, 1962
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
September, 1962

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James L. Payne
    James L. (Roy) Payne, 82, of Middleton, pioneer resident of Idaho and early day freighter and construction worker, died yesterday in a local hospital.
    Mr. Payne was born Feb. 29, 1880, in Panora, Iowa, and came to the Middleton area with his parents as a child.  He attended Middleton and Central Park schools and freighted with a team and wagon into Silver City.  He helped build Arrowrock Dam and Lake Lowell and also helped on the construction of the old interurban lines between Boise and Caldwell.  He was married Dec. 24, 1905, in Middleton to Maud Jarvis.  A son, Cecil Payne, died Jan. 23, 1923. 
    He was a member of Middleton Lodge No, 52, IOOF, of which he was past noble grand and district deputy grand master.  He attended the Middleton Baptist Church.
    Surviving in addition to Mrs. Payne are three sons, Boyd and Howard, both of Boise, and Elvin Payne of Fruitland; six daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Ditton of Payette, Mrs. Lola Wayt of Elgin, Ore., Mrs. Helen Davis of Meridian, Mrs. Jessie Nau of Fruitland, Mrs. Ileda Fouraker of Lewiston and Mrs. Freda Long of Mountain Home; a brother, Milton E. Payne of Caldwell; 22 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
    Services will be conducted at the Peckham-Dakan-Davis Chapel at 2 p.m. tomorrow.  The Rev. Tom Starr of Payette will officiate.  Interment will be at Middleton.

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