Thirty-five-year-old Katherine F. Payne (b.
c1868) lived at 357 Garfield Blvd.
in Chicago with her husband, James H. Payne, who
found and identified her body at
Jordan's Funeral home.
That is all that was published about her in 1903.
In that era it was common to list the first letter
of a woman's maiden name as her middle initial but
as clues go, it's lame.
Early victim lists included
a pair of men
also named Payne, house painter
brothers Charles T. Payne and Harold
Payne, but they lived at a different address
– 66th and Stewart avenues (that was
actually 67th and Stewart according
to several years of city directories) – and I
was unable to find a connection between them and
Katherine or James. Death
certificates were not issued for either so
presumably they survived
There were several men
named James Payne living in Chicago in 1900,
according to the U.S. Census and city directories,
but none that could be died to Katherine.
Perhaps James and Katherine moved to Chicago and/or
married sometime after 1900.
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If you have additional
info about an Iroquois victim, or find an error, I would like to
hear from you. Chaos and communication limitations of 1903
produced many errors I'm striving to correct and welcome all the help I can get. Space is provided at the
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