Payton, John A.

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Record 228/2101
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Collection Miscellaneous
Photographer Parker's Studio or M. M. Hazeltine
Description John A. Payton. "Mr. Payton was born in Missouri in 1850. Coming here at the age of 13 with his parents, he lived with them on a farm in the Powder River Valley until 1870 attending the public schools in the interim. He then attended the Agricultural College at Corvallis for three years and then taught school in Lane and Benton counties until 1877. Returning to Baker county, he taught here, and in 1880 was elected county school superintendent serving six years. He then again began teaching, which he followed until elected county assessor in 1896. He is also largely interested in stock raising, owning eight hundred acres near Wingville. Mr. Payton is married to Miss Rosa Pitney, of Lane county, and has four children. "
Source: p. 7, Souvenir Edition. Morning Democrat, Bowen & Small, Publishers, May 20th, 1898.
Object ID 1980.1.610
Place Baker City
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