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Aurora Martha De Forge Payne
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Birth: Aug. 25, 1895
North Dakota, USA
Death: Feb. 4, 1983
Alameda County
California, USA

Aurora, named for the Aurora Borealis, a glorious name for the difficult fate that awaited her in her young life. Her parents, Charles De Forge and Emma Le Pine, moved to Canada in 1903 leaving her behind. Her father felt he had too many mouths to feed so he arranged a marriage for her to Victor DeSautels 12 years senior to her 18 years. She had three children from this marriage, a daughter, Everina, a son Edward, and a son Alelord. Her husband was abusive and when he was jailed frequently for drunkeness. When once again he was jailed her in-laws counseled her to leave with the children. The gave her money and to escape via train while Victor was incarcerated. In the ensuing years she made a living as a salewoman, selling water-less cookware door to door, leaving her daughter with her parents for 5 years in Canada. She finally had choice about whom to marry. She married Frank Roy Austin about 1916. He adoped Everina and Edward, giving them his last name. Alelord appears to have died as an infant because record of him disappears early. Her daughter Everina grew up and married. She and her husband, Kenneth Rheingans, were Osteopaths and opened a clinic in Chico, later moving to Paradise, California. Aurora belonged to the Eastern Star. In her 60's Aurora met her third husband, John, in Oakland, California. They married about 1955 and managed apartment buildings together. When he became ill and died she was devastated as they were devoted to each other. Eight years later she joined him and they are buried together in peace and love. 
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  John Cleveland Payne (1885 - 1977)
Oakmont Memorial Park
Contra Costa County
California, USA
Plot: Hope 225/2E C4
Created by: James and Sharon Cissell
Record added: Jul 31, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94580148
Aurora Martha <i>De Forge</i> Payne
Added by: James and Sharon Cissell
Aurora Martha <i>De Forge</i> Payne
Added by: James and Sharon Cissell
Aurora Martha <i>De Forge</i> Payne
Added by: James and Sharon Cissell
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for all your sweetness and cheering smiles
- grand daughter Sharon
 Added: May. 1, 2014
From your step grand daughter
- James and Sharon Cissell
 Added: Mar. 17, 2013

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