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Marriage of J.L. Thomas and Fanny Payne

Posted Thursday, November 8, 2012, at 12:31 PM

When your writer was in Rector in September, I was able to visit with Larry Malin, who shared lots of pictures of the Malin family, of which I was able to make copies. Larry is a descendant of the Guy "Jiggs" Malin family. Thank you so much, Larry.


The Weekly Vitascope

Editor, C.M.B. Cox

November 12, 1912

J.L. Thomas and Mrs. Fanny Payne were married last Sunday at the home of the bride in south Rector Esq. H.T. Hill officiating.

Our short November, 1912, marriage announcement, brings together John Lewis Thomas, age 22, and 32 year old Mrs. Fannie E. Hudson Payne Estes.

Fannie's first husband was Richard F. Payne, who she married in 1895. They became the parents of 3 children, daughter Myrtle (died at the age of 2), daughter Beulah (Cal Busby), and son, Orley Payne. Richard Payne died in 1904.

Fannie then married Robert Clyde Estes in 1907, and I believe that he died before 1910.

Then we have the 1912 marriage of Fannie and John Lewis Thomas. In 1915, Fannie and Lewis had a daughter, Earline Thomas (Willard Miller). I believe that Lewis Thomas died before 1930.

Fannie married a 4th time, selecting a Mr. Powers, sometime in the 1930's. This couple divorced before 1940, as I found Fannie living with her sister, Ninnie Hudson (Albert S. French and W.A. Dortch), in the 1940 Census.

Fannie was 70 years old when she died in 1950, and she was buried by her first husband, Richard F. Payne, in Mitchell Cemetery at Greenway

Your writer would appreciate hearing more about Fannie and her history, from our readers.

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