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Edwin Van Rennselaer Payne
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
Mystic, COnnecticut - February 13, 1960.
Actress Found Hanged
Death Listed As a Suicide -
She Appeared With Drew

Mrs. Florence Harrison Payne, 83 years old, a former Skakespearean actress who appeared with the John Drew Company on Broadway at the turn of the centrury, was found hanged in her home yesterday.

The police listed the death as a suicide.  The woman's husband, Colonel Edwin V. R. Payme, discovered the body.  Mrs. Payme had suffered a series of strokes.

Mrs. Payne founded the Minneapolis Little Theatre just before World War I, and was the first director of the Rochester, New York, COmmunity Theatre.

She had been a resident here for the past twenty-six years.  Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.


PAYNE, EDWIN VAN RENSSELAER
LT COL USA 
DATE OF BIRTH: 03/24/1872
DATE OF DEATH: 03/04/1962
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 1399 LH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

PAYNE, FLORENCE W/O EDWIN VAN RENSSELSER
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/18/1876
DATE OF DEATH: 02/12/1960
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 1399 LH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 WIFE OF EVR PAYNE, LT COL ENGR REGT HQ 25TH ENGR


Posted: 28 July 2007