I.M. Payne

Isaac Milton Payne

Full Name: Isaac Milton Payne
Date of birth: October 6, 1872
Date of death: November 19, 1946

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 40 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th   Democrat Commerce / Hunt   Hunt, Rockwall

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House District 40
Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917
Legislatures: 34th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Commerce / Hunt
Counties in district: Hunt, Rockwall

Biographical Information top

Other Resources

  • Funeral notice, Isaac Milton Payne, 11/22/1946, p. 28. Austin American.
  • Census of 1900 - Isaac M. Payne, Hopkins County, age 28, born October 1872 in Texas, farmer, spouse Eugeania A, daughter Orletta.
    Census of 1910 - Isaac M. Payne, Hopkins County, age 37, publisher/printing office, spouse Eugenia A., daughter Orleta, son Cleburn. No I.M. Payne or Isaac M. Payne listed in Hunt County.
    Census of 1920 - Isaac M. Payne, Grand Prairie, Dallas County, age 47, retail merchant/groceries, spouse Virginia A. Payne, children Orleta and Cleburn. FamilySearch. 1900 1910 1920
  • Isaac Milton Payne, residence in Lockhart, Caldwell County, birth date 10/6/1872 in Hopkins County, death date 1946 in Lockhart, Caldwell County, burial 11/21/1946 in Lockhart. FamilySearch Texas Deaths and Burials, 1903-1973.
  • Isaac Milton Payne, birth date 10/6/1872 in Hopkins County, death date 11/19/1946 in Lockhart, Caldwell County, newsman, editor. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Isaac Milton Payne, birth date 10/6/1872, home address in Como, Hopkins County, publisher. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  • Isaac M. Payne, birth date 10/6/1872, death date 11/19/1947, burial in Lockhart Municipal Burial Park, Lockhart, Caldwell County with Eugenia A. Payne. Find a Grave.
  • I.M. Payne, Editor, The Hunt County Gazette (Commerce, Tex.), 1913-19??. Library of Congress.
  • I.M. Payne grew up near Pickton, Hopkins County, and was a farmer "before entering the newspaper field." Payne edited newspapers in Campbell, Como, then Commerce. "I.M. Payne of Commerce" purchased the Collinsville Times in April 1915, moved his household to Collinsville, Grayson County on 6/4/1915, and "moved out of the county" by 12/17/1915. "Tom L. Ridgwell of Rockwall" [sic: Thomas B. Ridgell] became a candidate for flotorial representative to serve out Payne's term. Payne later moved to Dallas County (1919) and was editor of the Celeste Courier (1922). Candidate announcement, I.M. Payne, Commerce Journal, 5/8/1914, p. 6; Whitewright Sun, 4/16/1915, p. 4; Commerce Journal, 6/4/1915, p. 7; "Ridgwell for Representative," Commerce Journal, 12/17/1915, p. 3; "Bad Fire at Collinsville," Commerce Journal, 1/21/1916, p. 6; "I.M. Payne Writes from Dallas County," Hopkins County Echo (Sulphur Springs, Texas), 9/3/1919, p. 4; "Editor Payne Here," Greenville Evening Banner, 2/8/1922, p. 8 (Payne "served as a member of the Texas Legislature from this county and made a State-wide reputation in his fight against the repeal of the Robertson insurance law."). NewspaperARCHIVE.com.
  • 34th Legislature (1915) - I.M. Payne, postoffice Commerce, nativity Texas, age 42 (born circa 1873), editor and publisher, 42 years in Texas, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.


  • Photograph. I.M. Payne, 34th Legislature, State Preservation Board

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34th R.S. - 1915
Liquor Traffic (Vice Chair) 
Penitentiaries Subcommittee to Visit Prison Farms  
State Asylums  

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