The Shelbyville News
Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Payne, 11184 N. Eagles Nest Court, in Fairland, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.
Tuesday, December 07, 2004
Chuck and Ann Payne
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.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming
The Shelby Democrat
(From Wednesday’s Daily)
Thursday August 24, 1911
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THREATENED TO KILL HERSELF
Earl Payne Says His Wife
Threatened Him With a Revolver
IS SUEING HER FOR DIVORCE
Complaint Filed in Shelby Superior Court
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