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Ida May Payne Bucknum
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Birth: 1864
Death: 1932

Ida May Payne was born February 25, 1865 @ Virginia City, MT and died @ Los Angeles, CA on July 4, 1932.

Ida was the daughter of Rufus Payne and Elizabeth Hall Payne. Both Rufus and Elizabeth were born in Kentucky.

Her first husband was Albert Henry Rowe. They married on July 3, 1883. They had only 1 child: Alta May Rowe. Alta was born on April 14, 1884 at Fort Benton, MT.

Ida & Albert divorced. Ida then married Charles Karner Bucknum (on May 15, 1900 @ Casper, WY). They had only 1 child: Gladys Virginia Bucknum. Gladys was born on May 15, 1908 @ Casper, WY.

Cause of death: Carcinoma of the rectum - 4 years duration.

*** Obit from the Casper Tribune Herald 5 July 1932:
Early experiences recalled: Parents came west over famous Santa Fe Trail. The seemingly too rapidly-thinning ranks of Casper pioneers were further drawn upon in the passing of Mrs. C.K. Bucknum, which occurred in Los Angeles, CA (July 4), in which city she has made her home since 1910 and where Mr. Bucknum died in 1915.

Mrs. Bucknum was a truly western pioneer. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Payne, came west over the Santa Fe Trail about the time of the Mormon emigration on the old Oregon Trail. Her mother, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Hall, was the daughter of a first cousin of President Abraham Lincoln, with whom as a youth, her father lived for a time in the same log cabin.

As Ida May Payne, Mrs Bucknum, was born at Old Virginia City, MT (which place she has often referred to as "Alder Gulch") on Feb 25, 1865, 67 years ago. Her early youthful recollections and experience include an ever-present dread of Indian depredations and the experience of being taken from her home and concealed in the brush from Indians upon one occasion during those years of struggle for supremacy of the "redman against the white".

Notwithstanding, the crudity of her surroundings, Ida May Payne attained to lovely, refined and cultured young woman-hood, and at Ft Benton, July 3, 1883, became the bride of Albert H. Rowe. From this union, Alta May, who is Mrs. John B. Barnes, Jr, long a resident of this city and well known to Casper people, and who continues to make this her summer home, was born in 1884.

As a widow (actually abandoned by Mr. Rowe, see if there are any divorce proceedings), Mrs Rowe came to Casper with her young daughter in 1893. On May 15, 1900, she was here married to C.K. Bucknum, one of Casper's first and most successful businessmen, a widower, who was also a pioneer of troublesome Indian days, during which he seved as a government teamster at various frontier forts. From this marriage there was born Gladys Virginia Bucknum on May 15, 1908, whose home has been with her mother to the present time.

Winnie Bucknum, wife of Mark J. Davis, and whose beautiful home is at 1110 South Center St, Casper, while a daughter of Mr Bucknum by a former marriage but whose mother died when Mrs Davis was very young, has been cherished as a daughter equally with . . . during all the years . . . same filial affection for M . . . as did the other children.

Mrs Davis and the others of the family are leaving today for Los Angeles where Mrs Barnes was summonded some weeks ago when it became evident that the end was near.

Interment will be at Los Angeles on Thursday of this week (in the afternoon).

Mrs Bucknum had extensive property interests here and in California.

Prominent socially and as pioneers, the sorrowing relatives have the sympathy of friends in WY, CA and elsewhere.

*** Albert Henry Rowe, Ida's first husband, was my husband's grandfather (i.e. Albert's second wife was May Watkins Rowe . . . 3 children born from this union: James, Vera & Cathryn . . . Cathryn being my husband's mother. May Watkins Rowe died and is buried @ Eureka, CA.

Family links: 
  Albert Henry Rowe (1858 - 1941)
Grand View Memorial Park
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: West Mausoleum
Maintained by: Joyce Snell
Originally Created by: Grand View Volunteers
Record added: Feb 02, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47483419
Ida May <i>Payne</i> Bucknum
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 Added: Feb. 28, 2013

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