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Payne, George W.

(born: 1888) 

Born in Union, KY, George W. Payne was an engineer with the Mt. Vernon (Indiana) Water, Light, and Power Co. beginning in 1906. He was regarded as one of the best engineers and engine repairman in southern Indiana. He was the son of Jefferson and Alice Benson Payne. He was a member of Butler's Cornet Band, and was a member of the Technical and Electrical Engineers Association of America. George W. Payne was the husband of Ethel Payne and he couple had five children when they were listed in the 1930 U.S. Federal Census living on East Sycamore Street in Mt. Vernon, IN. For more see Who's Who of Colored America, 1915.

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