John W. Payne Obituary
Funeral Tomorrow Afternoon
Rev. John W. Payne Passed Away at His Home in the City this Morning
The death of Rev. John W. Wayne occurred at 2 o’clock this morning at his home
on Avenue B east, at No. 422. The members of his family, with one exception,
were all here watching through the last hours, as it has been known for a week
past that his life was near its close. Yesterday it was thought that his
condition showed a temporary improvement, and one of his sons, Professor Eli
Payne, went to Emporia Expecting to return in a day or two. In the night a
sudden turn for the worse came and death followed speedily.
John W. Payne was born October 25, 1829, near Bloomington, Ind. He was married
early in life, on November 7, 1850, to Polly J. Gray, who survives him. Much of
his after life was spent in religious work. He was converted at Old Town Chapel,
McLean county, Illinois, February 8, 1858, and was licensed to preach at
Williamsburg, Johnson County, Indiana, August 30, 1862. He was ordained at
Hutchinson, March 16, 1879. On June 19, 1884, at Holden, Mo., he was badly
crippled by a fall and from that time on was never able to walk without the aid
of his crutches. In spite of this physical infirmity he continued active in his
work for many years. In his religious work he was vigerous and uncompromising
declaring his convictions whether popular or unpopular with his auditors. In
politics he was a Republican and he always expressed his political views with
the same vim and disregard to the opinions of others, that characterized his
speech upon religious matters.
He was the father of nine children, three sons and six daughters, all of whom
are now living active and useful lives and most of whom have been identified
with history of Reno county, some of them are educators in the schools. The
members of the family are: Miss Pearl Payne, now at home here; Miss May Payne,
who is bookkeeper at the P. Martin & Co. store; Miss Laura Payne, teacher of the
ninth grade in the High School building; Mrs. Abbott and Mrs. Glover, now of
this county, and Chas. N. Payne, who is in business here; Professor Eli Payne of
the state normal faculty and Walter Payne of Wichita.
The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 O’clock from the First M. E.
church of which he was a member. It was his wish that Rev. Dr. J. C. Hall of
Wellington should preach his funeral and Dr. Hall has been sent for and will
arrive tonight. At his request, too, the sermon will be preached from the 13th
verse of the third chapter of Proverbs.
Hutchinson Daily News
No. 86 Vol. XVIL
Monday, March 10, 1902
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