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David L. Payne - Boomer Lake - Stillwater, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
N 36° 08.751 W 097° 04.140
14S E 673725 N 4001852
Quick Description: David L. Payne is laid to rest at Boomer Lake, a popular recreation area in Stillwater (an odd place for a grave!)
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 9/6/2013 10:55:22 AM
Waymark Code: WMJ0RJ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 7

Long Description:
The southwest corner of Boomer Lake has a memorial for Capt. David L. Payne, whom Payne County is named after. The memorial is a four-sided vertical monument, with a headstone located on the west side of the garden. Stillwater is in Payne County, which is named after David L. Payne.

Text on memorial:

Captain David Lewis Payne

Born December 30, 1836
Fairmount, IN
Died November 28, 1884
Wellington, KS
Moved grave January 30, 1995 to Stillwater, OK
Reburied April 22, 1995 at Boomer Lake

Capt. D. L. Payne started the Oklahoma Boomer Movement in 1879. Through his efforts the unassigned lands of Oklahoma were opened for settlement with the Land Run of April 22, 1889.
Payne County, OK is named in his honor.
Titles given Capt. Payne
The Father of Oklahoma
Oklahoma Moses
Prince Boomer
Cimarron Scout
The Oklahoma Boomer
Oklahoma Payne
Ox Heart
Erected by James Shield
Post No. 57 G.A.R.
Wellington, Kansas
In In Loving Memory of
Capt. D.L. Payne
June 29, 1836
Nov. 28, 1884
Co.F, 10th Kans. Vol. Inft.
Correct Birthdate
Dec. 30, 1836
Captain David Payne
Had family ties to Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone and Meriwether Lewis
After waiting 110 years to come home to Oklahoma, may the spirit of Capt. Payne finally rest in peace.

More information on David L. Payne:
(visit link)
First Name: David L.

Last Name: Payne

Born: 12/30/1836

Died: 11/28/1884

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