Capt. Charles Payne
PAYNE, SMITH, THOMAS, KISLING, HARWOOD
Posted By: Volunteer: Roxanne Riggan
Date: 12/2/2011 at 18:55:39
Capt. Charles Payne Died In San Diego
Word has been received in Keosauqua telling of the death of Captain Charles Payne, 68, USA , ret., in a San Diego, Calif. Hospital Friday night, June 27. Military funeral services were held in San Diego on Tuesday, July and burial was in Fr. Rosecrans National Cemetery.
Captain Payne was born and reared in Keosauqua in Van Buren County and joined the Army in 1898. He retired 13 years ago. He had served, in the Spanish American War, the Philippines Insurrection, World War 1 and the Mexican campaign. He was also a soldier in the famous Army Aero Squadron.
During World War 1 he was in command of the Aviation Supply Depot in Los Angeles. Capt. Payne was stationed at the former Army Rockwell Field. North Island, from 1920 to 1934. He was the holder of four Army Campaign ribbons.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Margaret Payne; two daughters, Mrs. Lester Smith of San Diego, and Mrs. William Thomas, Jr.; of Alameda; and two grandchildren.
Cousins of Captain Payne in Van Buren county include Rollo Harwood, Roy Kislig, Elmer Kisling, and Mrs. Morris Murphy.
Note: no dates given
Source: Van Buren Co. Genealogical Society Scrapbook A, page 301, Keosauqua Public Library; Keosauqua, IA
Van Buren Obituaries maintained by Rich Lowe.
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