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Accession # 1993-P016
Collection Wilson, Louisa May Payne
Object Name print, photographic
Description (138) prints and postcards, plus (93) photographs glued into photo album of Louisa May Payne Wilson. (2) oversize photographs. Images include the Payne family in Lawton and on vacation, and the Mattie Beal Home. There is also a VCR dated January 24, 1988 entitled "Platform", which is a recording on KSWO TV, including Louise Payne Wilson and the Junior League of Lawton at the Mattie Beal Home.

FAMILY HISTORY:
Louisa May Payne Wilson (5/20/1910 - 4/10/1990) was the second of three daughters born to Mattie Beal Payne and Charles Payne. Mattie Beal was the lucky winner to draw #2 in the Lawton Land Lottery. Louisa's older sister, Lahoma Beal Payne Crawford, was born on Jan. 30, 1905. The younger sister, Martha Helen, was born on May 24, 1912 (article in Lawton Constitution says that the girls were 25, 20, and 18 when their mother died). Louisa's father owned and operated the Payne-McGee Grocery Co. The family owned a good deal of real estate in town (such as the property were Southwestern Hospital was built) from the lottery. Louisa and her husband lived in Lawton and were both active members of the Lawton Heritage Association.

About the Mattie Beal Home: One account says that the three girls were born in the house, and was occupied by members of the Payne family until 1939, when it was sold. The permanent home was completed in 1908, and remodeling in 1923. Records in the Comanche County Courthouse show the house was sold on Oct. 28, 1939 by family members. On April 21, 1975, the house was place on the National Register of Historic Places.
Year Range from 1870
Year Range to 1986
People Beal, Mattie
Payne, Mattie Beal
Payne, Lahoma
Payne, Louisa
Payne, Charles
Bishop, Rachel
Payne, Martha Helen
Payne, Ben
Payne, Bennie
Burgess, Myra Payne
Burgess, Charles
Burgess, Ruth
Payne, Fern
Payne, Jaynie
Payne, Lois
Duff, Mae
McGee, Jay
Crawford, Lahoma Payne
Search Terms early Lawton
genealogy
buildings, residential
postcard