The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, December 07, 2004
Chuck and Ann Payne 
Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Payne, 11184 N. Eagles Nest Court, in Fairland, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.
Mr. Payne and the former  Ann Perkins  were married Nov. 24, 1979, Indianapolis [Marion County].
Mr. Payne retired from Lucent Technologies.
Mrs. Payne retired from AT&T and Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis.
Parents of  Cathy Flanagan, of Fairland;  Tom Payne (wife, Carla), of McCordsville; and  Jennifer McKinney (husband, Steve), of Greenwood.
9 grandchildren.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday August 24, 1911
Page 1 column 1
Earl Payne Says His Wife
Threatened Him With a Revolver
Complaint Filed in Shelby Superior Court
(From Wednesday’s Daily)
          Alleging that his wife, Mrs. Edith Payne, had once threatened to take his life with a revolver, Earl Payne, of this city, today brought suit for a divorce, the complaint being filed in the Shelby superior court thru Attorney E. W. McDaniel. Mr. Payne alleges that his wife not only threatened his life, but declared her intention of killing herself. The couple were married November 22, 1906, and the separation occurred May 8, 1911. Mr. Payne states that his wife left him on the latter date to go to the home of her father and that he has not seen her since.
          He charges cruel and inhuman treatment and in going into detail says that his wife accused him frequently in the presence of others of being intimate with other women and of violating his martial vows, all of which is false, according to the allegations of the complaint.
          Mr. Payne says that while he was the proprietor of a grocery store in this city his wife daily charged him with intimacy with his female customers and so conducted herself in their presence that his business was greatly injured and he was caused distress of mind, humiliation and disgrace.
          He says his wife has such a violent and ungovernable temper that she sometimes works herself into such a frenzy that she is unable to walk or talk, her actions in this respect making life miserable for him in the extreme. It was while in one of these moods that she procured a loaded revolver, he says, and threatened to kill him and herself. Mr. Payne is now working as a clerk in a grocery store in this city.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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