Edwin Van Rennselaer Payne
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
COnnecticut - February 13, 1960.
Actress Found Hanged
Death Listed As a Suicide -
She Appeared With Drew
Mrs. Florence Harrison Payne, 83 years old, a former Skakespearean actress who appeared with the John Drew Company on Broadway at the turn of the centrury, was found hanged in her home yesterday.
The police listed the death as a suicide. The woman's husband, Colonel Edwin V. R. Payme, discovered the body. Mrs. Payme had suffered a series of strokes.
Mrs. Payne founded the Minneapolis Little Theatre just before World War I, and was the first director of the Rochester, New York, COmmunity Theatre.
She had been a resident here for the past twenty-six
years. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.
PAYNE, EDWIN VAN RENSSELAER
LT COL USA
DATE OF BIRTH: 03/24/1872
DATE OF DEATH: 03/04/1962
BURIED AT: SECTION 3 SITE 1399 LH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
PAYNE, FLORENCE W/O EDWIN VAN RENSSELSER