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Dr Charles Henry Payn

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Dr Charles Henry Payn

Birth
Albany, Albany County, New York, USA
Death 21 Dec 1881 (aged 67)
Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, New York, USA
Burial Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, New York, USA
Plot Morris Circle
Memorial ID 21956524 View Source
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Dr. Charles H. Payn
died at his residence, on north Broadway, at
two o'clock. Tuesday morning December 30,
after a lingering illness with valvular disease
of the heart. Dr. Payn was born in Albany,
May 26, 1814. In his infancy his father
moved to Lake George and built the Lake
House, and placed the first steamboat on that
lake. He afterwards returned to Albany and
for many years was a hotel keeper there. His
son, the subject of this memoir, studied medicine
and surgery and practiced his profsssion
in Albany for several years, and while residing
there married Miss Julia Strover, daughter of
George Strover, of Schuylerville. Business
connected with litigation to recover an English
estate requiring him to become a British citizen,
he removed to Montreal and became a
naturalized subject of Queen Viotoria. While
living in Montreal he studied and practiced
dental surgery, continuing its practice after
his return to this state and settling at Saratoga
Springs. In March, 1856, he purchased the
undivided one-half interest in the Union Hall property,
in Saratoga Springs, of Seymour Ainsworth,
and in partnership with the late George
R. Putnam, he kept that hotel till 1864, when
Mr. Putnam being dead the property was sold
to Major W. W. Leland. Dr. Payn then removed
to Schuylerville, where he resided until
after the death of his wife, when he returned
to Saratoga Springs. An ardent and benevolent
member of the Episcopal churoh, he built
St Stephen's church, Schuylerville, with its
rectory and parish school, at a cost of over
$20,000 presenting the same to the parish during
his residence in that village. He was one
of the founders of the Schuylerville National
bank and was for several years its vice-president
and one of its directors. By his liberality
chiefly, the fine Village cemetery of Schuyler-
ville was laid out and improved. He was married
for the second time September 2, 1875.
to Mrs. Mary B Meehan, the widowed daughter
of Hon. U.S.Congressman James M. Marvin, and soon after
went abroad and resided three years in Paris
where a daughter was born who with his widow
survives. In all he visited Europe three times
After the failure of the Commercial National
bank, he was appointed receiver and completed
his trust satisfactorily and was released
about a year ago, with the thanks of Comptroller
Knox. Of late years
Dr. Payn had taken much interest in the scenes
of his boyhood at Lake George, and had purchased
a site and was building a fine cottage
on the west shore near the Col. Price estate.
The main avenue west of his monument is named Payn Avenue likely in honr of Dr. Payn.


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  • Maintained by: Dave Peck
  • Originally Created by: Tina
  • Added: 4 Oct 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 21956524
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/21956524/charles-henry-payn : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Charles Henry Payn (26 May 1814–21 Dec 1881), Find a Grave Memorial ID 21956524, citing Greenridge Cemetery, Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Dave Peck (contributor 46966140) .