Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Family of Dulcinea L. (Harris) Payne

While researching the Edward A. Richmond family (the son of Ebenezer & Louisa (Gott) Richmond), the following article in the Spokane Spokesman-Review newspaper, dated January 1, 1995, featuring researcher Pam Payne, was found.

The newspaper article focused on Pam's great-great grandmother, Dulcinea L. (Harris) Payne, daughter of Jason & Sarah Lucretia Richmond Harris. Sarah Lucretia was the sister of the aforementioned Edward A. Richmond and is #5282 in the Joshua Richmond Bailey book (on page 474). Pam's family and my Richmond line merge with Ebenezer Richmond's father, Edward.

The article noted that Dulcenia left her husband and son back in New York and moved to Spokane where she opened a business with her son-in-law, Everett Spicer. Lorenzo Payne was enumerated with his son Ambrose in Allegany Co., NY, in 1900 and was listed as a widower. His wife, Dulcina Payne was in Spokane, Washington, in 1900, so Lorenzo was not a widower.

The Payne family was still together and living in Allegany Co., New York when the 1880 Census was taken:
Lorenzo PAYNE Self M W 44 MA Farmer MA MA
Delcina PAYNE Wife M W 38 NY Keeping House NY NY
Effie PAYNE Dau S W 20 NY At Home MA NY
Eber. D. PAYNE Son S W 14 NY At School MA NY
Ambrose B. PAYNE Son S W 13 NY At School MA NY
Cyrus M. PAYNE Son S W 7 NY MA NY

Dulcinea's death record in now online:
Name: Louisa Dulcines Payne
Death date: 12 May 1919
Death place: Spokane, Washington
Age at death: 75 years
Estimated birth year: 1844
Marital status: Married
Spouse's name: L. D. Payne
Father's name: Jason Harris
Mother's name: Sarah Richmond
Film number: 1992658 Digital GS number: 4220978
Image number: 865 Reference number: 537
Collection: Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960

I believe that this is the death record for Dulcinea's son-in-law, "Everett" Spicer:
Name: Robert E. Spicer
Death date: 17 May 1936
Death place: Spokane, Spokane, Washington
Age at death: 83 years 28 days
Estimated birth year: 1853
Marital status: Married
Spouse's name: Effie
Father's name: Daniel M. Spicer
Film number: 2023362 Digital GS number: 4222406
Image number: 481 Reference number: 680
Collection: Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960

It was a pleasant surprise to find so much to the "rest of the story" about people in the J.B. Richmond Family book.

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