Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Maynard J. "Doc" Payne, age 59, died Thursday, April 16, 2009 at Major Hospital.
Born on June 27, 1949, Shelbyville, to  Maynard C. and  Margaret L. (Swain) Payne.
Survivors include his son, Maynard Rodney Payne (wife, Heather)  of Black Mountain, N.C.; brothers,  Brad Payne  of Waldron and  Michael Payne (wife, Lori)  of St. Paul; sisters,  Ginny Aldridge  (husband. Steve)  and  Sara Yonts  (husband, Butch), both of Shelbyville, and  Manarda Abel  (husband, Steve) of Fountaintown; companion,  Dawn Rutherford  of Shelbyville; and two grandchildren,   Bryson and  Caden.
Preceded in death by his father.
Worked as a self-employed general contractor his whole life.
Graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1967.
Member of the First United Methodist Church in Shelbyville.
Master scuba diver, had his private pilot's license and was a licensed ham radio operator.
Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Campbell officiating.
Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield.
Contributions may be made to The Nature Conservancy at 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203, or to the First United Methodist Church at 34 W Washington St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday January 9, 1939
Page 1 column 4
Rites for Hallard Payne
Will Be Conducted Today at Funeral Home
          Hallard Payne, age fifty-four, widely known Shelbyville barber, died at 7:00 a.m. Saturday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Myrtle Ropp, of 723 south Tompkins street.  His death, which was due to nephritis, followed several months of illness.  He had been critically ill for the past four weeks.
          The body has been taken to the Loren H. Murphy funeral home, where funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. today.  The Rev. Ernest L. Ford. Pastor of the First Christian church will officiate.  Burial will be made at Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the Murphy funeral home at any time.
          The son of Amos and Mariah Payne, Mr. Payne was born at Mt. Auburn on December 24, 1884.  He had lived in Shelbyville the past thirty years.  He was employed at the Coers barber shop for many years and later operated his own shops here.
          In 1906 he was married to Miss Edna Shaw, of Flat Rock, and to this union two children were born, both of whom survive with the widow.  They are Mrs. Opal Rusie, Indianapolis and Lewis Payne of this city.  His parents, a sister and a brother preceded him in death.
          Besides the children he is survived by three grandchildren and four sisters,  Mrs. Ropp,  Mrs. Maude O’Leary, of Oakland, California;  Mrs. Ethel Eads, of Moral township, and  Mrs. Lena Shrimer, of Indianapolis; two brothers,  Roscoe Payne  of Beech Grove and  Eard Payne  of New Bethel, and several nieces and nephews.
          Early in life Mr. Payne became a member of the Lutheran church at Mt. Auburn, and he had also been a member of the Red Men and Eagles lodges here.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Shirley West

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday October 20, 1933
Page 1 column 2
          John W. Payne, 59 years old, night desk clerk at police headquarters here and former patrolman on the local police force, died at 10:30 a.m. today at his home, 209 West Jackson street, after five weeks’ illness, due to heart disease and complications.
          Mr. Payne was on duty at the police station when he was stricken with his last illness. He was born in Jackson township, February 16, 1874, the son of Amos and Mariah Lewis Payne. On December 20, 1919, he was untied in marriage with Miss Sadie Snider, who survives. Besides the widow, Mr. Payne leaves three daughters by a former marriage; Mrs. Lola Boeldt, Mrs. Nellie Swanty, and Mrs. Thelma Haines, all of Indianapolis; five sisters, and three brothers.
[Buried Forest Hill Cemetery]
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Shirley West

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday July 13, 1922
Page 1 column 5
Passed Away At Home of Her Daughter,
Mrs. Sam Kneisley, In This City
          Mrs. Mariah L. Payne, age sixty-seven years, died last night at midnight, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sam Kneisley, No. 331East Washington street. Her death was caused by a complication of diseases.
          Mrs. Payne had been a resident of this county for many years. She was the widow of Amos L. Payne, who died June 19, 1909. They had lived in the Mt. Auburn community for a number of years. Mrs. Payne was a member of the Lutheran church at Mt. Auburn.
          She was born December 4, 1854. On June 21, 1870, she was united to Mr. Payne. Since his death she has been making her home with her children. Mrs. Payne is survived by four sons, John W. Payne and Hallard Payne, of Shelbyville; Earl H. Payne, of Indianapolis, and Roscoe C. Payne, of North Judson, Indiana; five daughters, Mrs. Joseph Ropp, Mrs. Dan O’Leary, Mrs. W. C. Eades and Mrs. F.N. Shinner, all of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Kneisley, of this city; one half-sister, Mrs. Margaret Hill, of Franklin; and two half-brothers, Landa Ensley and Fremont Ensley, of Flat Rock. Fifteen grand children and one great grandchild also survive.
          Funeral services will be held at the Mt. Auburn Lutheran church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, the Rev. S.D. Hawkins officiating. Burial will be made in the Mt. Auburn cemetery. C.F. Fix and Son in charge
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Shirley West

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday June 18, 1909
Page 4 column 3
Well-Known Resident of
Mt. Auburn Passed Away
          Amos Payne, age 59 years, died at his home neat Mt. Auburn at 7:15 o’clock last evening after an illness extending over several weeks. Mr. Payne was one of the best known citizens of his community, and had many friends in Shelbyville who will regret to learn of his death.
          The deceased leaves a wife, Catharine Mariah, two brothers, David and Sanford, of Columbus, Indiana, and nine children Mr. Payne’s sons are John and Erd of Edinburg; Hallard, of Flat Rock, and Roscoe, of Indianapolis.
          His daughters are Mrs. Myrtle Ropp, of Muncie; Mrs. Maud O’Lary, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Jane Nisely, of Shelbyville; Mrs. Ethel Eads, of Anderson, and Miss Lena Payne, of Mt. Auburn.
          Edwards & Hageman were called to take charge of the body.
[Buried Mt. Auburn Cemetery]
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Shirley West

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday May 28, 1891
Page 3 column 3
          Martha A. F. Payne,  wife of  Edward Payne  died at her mother’s residence,  Mr. and Mrs. George Tindall in Jackson township, at 2 o’clock Monday morning, age 18 years.  The remains were buried Tuesday morning at the Mount Auburn grave yard.  Services at the Christian church in Mount Auburn by the Rev. Miller. D. B. Wilson, funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Shirley West

The  Franklin  Democrat
Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana
Friday, December 12, 1890
Volume XXXI, Number 25
Page 5, column 1
          John Payne,  aged eighty, a pioneer of Mt. Auburn, Shelby County, committed suicide last Sunday by taking morphine.  He came to Shelbyville three weeks ago and procured a vial of the poison and kept it concealed until Sunday when he took three doses before the family knew anything about it.  He then told them what he had done and requested that his children be sent for.  A doctor was called but he died in a few hours.
Note:  The Indiana WPA Death Index, 1882-1920, referencing Book H-20, page 7, records that John M. Payne, a 79 year old white male, died 6 Dec 1890 in Mt. Auburn.  He was born about 1812 in Kentucky.
Contributed by Mark McCrady and Cathea Curry

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