Alma Howe

Female, #9977, (3 Apr 1893 - 2 Sep 1959)
Father*Joseph Rafael Howe (12 Oct 1858 - 8 Jan 1925)
Mother*Melinda Otis (18 Feb 1868 - 16 Jul 1942)
Birth*3 Apr 1893 Alma was born at Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida, on 3 Apr 1893.1 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Alma and Agnes was listed as a daughter in Joseph Rafael Howe's household on the 1900 Census at Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.2 
Marriage*21 Jan 1917 She married Dr. Joseph Edward Payne at Walton Co., Florida, on 21 Jan 1917 at age 23.3 
Married Name21 Jan 1917  As of 21 Jan 1917, her married name was Payne. 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Alma was listed as Dr. Joseph Edward Payne's wife on the 1920 Census at DeFuniak Springs, Walton Co., Florida.4 
Birth of Son3 Dec 1920 Her son Joseph Edward Payne Jr. was born on 3 Dec 1920 at DeFuniak Springs, Walton Co., Florida
Death of Father8 Jan 1925 Her father Joseph Rafael Howe died on 8 Jan 1925 at Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.5 
Willbefore 29 Apr 1929 In Simeon Otis's will before 29 Apr 1929 at Santa Rosa Co., Florida, Melinda, Alma, Linnie, Agnes, Oliver and Raymond named as heir(s).6 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Alma was listed as an unknown person 's wife on the 1930 Census at Marianna, Jackson Co., Florida.7 
Divorce1939 She and Dr. Joseph Edward Payne were divorced in 1939 at Jackson Co., Florida.8 
Note1939 In 1938, Damon H. and Bowding Jones divorced in Jackson Co., FL (certificate 5615). In 1939, Joseph Edward Payne and Bowding H. Jones married in Columbia Co., FL (Certificate 14675) and divorced that same year in Marion Co., FL (Certificate 9527). Then in 1940, Bowding Helms Payne and J. E. Payne remarried in Santa Rosa Co., FL (Certificate # 26405). Was this J.E. Payne Sr. or J. E. Payne Jr.?

Bowding Sumpter Helms, White, born 28 Mar 1890 in Eufaula, AL, died 1 Jun 1975 in Panama City, Bay Co., FL. The WW-I draft index (Grady Co., GA) shows this person to be a male who was married with one child, so since Bowding is such a rare name, the Bowding Helms who married Joseph Edward Payne may have been the child. Perhaps the child is the one in the SSDI which shows a Bowding H. Searcy, 12 Feb 1916 - 21 Dec 2002, who died in Lexington Co., SC and whose SSN was issued in TN before 1951.9 
Marriage1939 She married Dr. Joseph Edward Payne at Leon Co., Florida, in 1939.9 
Divorce1940 She and Dr. Joseph Edward Payne were divorced in 1940 at Jackson Co., Florida.10 
Marriage24 Sep 1941 She married Dr. Joseph Edward Payne at Chipley, Washington Co., Florida, on 24 Sep 1941 at age 48.11 
Death of Mother16 Jul 1942 Her mother Melinda Otis died on 16 Jul 1942 at Santa Rosa Co., Florida.1,12 
Divorce*3 Dec 1946 She and Dr. Joseph Edward Payne were divorced on 3 Dec 1946 at Escambia Co., Florida.13 
Married Name19 Jun 1950  As of 19 Jun 1950, her married name was Sabal.14 
Marriage19 Jun 1950 She married Joseph Blaine Sabal Sr. at Clearwater, Pinellas Co., Florida, on 19 Jun 1950 at age 57.14 
Photographed*circa 1955 She was photographed circa 1955 at Saint Petersburg, Pinellas Co., Florida.15,16
Joe Sabal & Alma (Howe) Payne Sabal
Photographed*circa 1958 She was photographed circa 1958 at Andalusia, Covington Co., Alabama,
Paynes--L-R: Dot Payne (#9798), Brenda Payne (#38758), Joyce Payne (#38758), Alma Payne(#9977), Elaine Culpepper (#9790) circa 1958, Andalusia, AL.15,16
Alma (Howe) Payne & family
Death*2 Sep 1959 She died at Montgomery Co., Alabama, on 2 Sep 1959 at age 66
of cancer.1 
Burial*5 Sep 1959 Her body was interred on 5 Sep 1959 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Andalusia, Covington Co., Alabama
Biography* Alma had a stormy marriage with Joe Payne, and reportedly they were divorced three times. Not long after her final divorce in 1946, Alma relocated to St. Petersburg, FL and spent the final years of her life in her home there at 3515 19th Street, North.

In the summer of 1959, she became ill and went to Andalusia, AL to be taken care of by her daughter, Elaine Culpepper. Her illness worsened, and by the time it was diagnosed as cancer, it was too late. She died on 2 Sep 1959 at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery, AL and was buried at Memorial Park Cemetery in Andalusia. 

Family

Dr. Joseph Edward Payne (21 Jul 1895 - 22 Oct 1985)
Marriage*21 Jan 1917 She married Dr. Joseph Edward Payne at Walton Co., Florida, on 21 Jan 1917 at age 23.3 
Divorce1939 She and Dr. Joseph Edward Payne were divorced in 1939 at Jackson Co., Florida.8 
Marriage1939 She married Dr. Joseph Edward Payne at Leon Co., Florida, in 1939.9 
Divorce1940 She and Dr. Joseph Edward Payne were divorced in 1940 at Jackson Co., Florida.10 
Marriage24 Sep 1941 She married Dr. Joseph Edward Payne at Chipley, Washington Co., Florida, on 24 Sep 1941 at age 48.11 
Divorce*3 Dec 1946 She and Dr. Joseph Edward Payne were divorced on 3 Dec 1946 at Escambia Co., Florida.13 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
WLC / John and Priscilla Alden's Descendant Chart
WLC / John Hogg: Descendant Chart (incl. Houghs and Howes)
WLC / Richard Oates Descendant Chart (incl. Otis and Ottis)
WLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited31 Jan 2011

Citations

  1. Harry Stuart Culpepper and Alma Elaine Payne Ancestors, Culpepper/Payne Family Bible, Steven Edward Culpepper, owner, Sandy Springs, GA, (2005).
  2. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 108, Page 212A, Precinct 16, Family 95, Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., FL, Genealogy.com Img 8
    Joe R. Howe, Head, M, Oct 1858, 41, md 11 yrs, CA/CA/MX, Wood Turner
    Linnie Howe, Wife, F, Feb 1869, 31, md 11 yrs, ch 5/5, FL/FL/GA
    Edwin Howe, Son, M, Jan 1891, 9, S, FL/CA/FL
    Alma Howe, Daughter, F, Apr 1893, 7, S, FL/CA/FL
    Victor Howe, Son, M, Feb 1895, 5, S, FL/CA/FL
    Agnes Howe, Daughter, F, Mar 1897, 3, S, FL/CA/FL
    Raymond Howe, Son, M, Mar 1899, 1, S, FL/CA/FL.
  3. Walton Co., FL Marriages Vol 6, , 21 Jan 1917.
    J. P. Roberts, M.G.; Witnesses: Emma Miller and Addie Lou Sampley.
  4. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    Western Precinct, DeFuniak Springs, Walton Co., FL, ED 153, page 118
    Ancestry.com image transcribed by Warren Culpepper
    J. E. Payne, Owned home, no mortgage, M, W, 25, Md, AL, AL, AL, Proprietor of Jewelery Store
    Alma Payne, Wife, 26, Md, FL, CA, FL
    Alma Elaine Payne, Daughter, 1, S, FL, AL, FL
    Mary Payne, Mother, 59, Wd, AL, AL, AL
    Mattie Stokes, Servant, F, Wh, 12, S, FL, Scotland, England, Nurse Maid.
  5. Death Certificate.
  6. Simeon Otis Report, Edie Geiger, 4621 Geiger Road, Milton, FL 32583, to Warren Culpepper, 1999.
  7. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    Precinct 27, Marianna City, Jackson Co., FL, ED 52-40, sheet 12B
    Ancestry.com image transcribed by Warren Culpepper
    North Jefferson Street, Home=$8,000, Radio=N, Farm=N
    Joseph E. Payne, Head, M, W, 34, Md @ 21, AL, AL, AL, Jeweler
    Alma Payne, Wife, F, W, 36, Md @23, FL, CA, FL
    Alma E. Payne, Daughter, F, W, 11, FL, AL, FL
    Joseph E. Payne, Son, M, W, 9, FL, AL, FL.
  8. Florida Department of Health, compiler, Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8837&path=
    J. E. and Alma Howe Payne divorced in Jackson Co., FL in 1939, Vol-No: 127-4906.
  9. Jordan R. Dodd & Florida Department of Health, compiler, Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 & 1927-2001, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8784&enc=1&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0
  10. Florida Department of Health, compiler, Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8837&path=
    J. E. and Alma Payne divorced in Jackson Co., FL in 1940, Vol-No: 152-7453.
  11. Washington Co., FL Marriages, Rootsweb: USGenWeb Archives, 2005.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~flwashin/marriages/marindex.htm
    J. E. Payne (re)married Alma Payne on 24 Sep 1941 in Washington Co., FL, Book L-410.
  12. State of Florida Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Florida Death Index, 1936-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2004.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7338
    Linnie Howe, White, Female, died 1942, Santa Rosa Co., FL.
  13. Divorce Certificate.
  14. Marriage Certificate.
  15. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
  16. E-mail written 2000 to Warren L. Culpepper from Brenda Payne Keel (#38758), Blountstown, FL, (Deceased 2007).