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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1865

Vol. III

(Born N. Y.)

David W. Payne

(Ap'd N. Y.)


David Wells Payne: Born Sept. 21, 1843, at Corning, NY.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1861, to June 23, 1865, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 23, 1865.

Served: as Asst. Engineer in the construction of Fort on Ship Island, Mis., Dec. 1, 1865, to Sep. 10, 1866, — and on the Improvement of the mouth of the Mississippi River, Sep. 10, 1866, to Aug., 1869; and at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of Engineering, Aug. 29 to Oct. 1, 1869.

Resigned, Oct. 1, 1869.

p34 Civil History. — Steam Engine Manufacturer at Elmira, N. Y., since 1869.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Mechanical Engineer. — Engaged in iron manufacturing at Elmira, N. Y., Sept. 1883 to –––––; Member of Engineers' Club of New York. — Post-office address, Elmira, N. Y.

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Mechanical engineer. — Post-office address, Elmira, N. Y.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(David Wells Payne, Born Sept. 21, 1843.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 23, 1865.

Resigned, Oct. 1, 1869.

Civil History. — Mechanical Engineer; since 1911, with Ferguson Publishing Co., 90 West Street, N. Y., as Editor of Magazine "Steam"; author of Founder's Manual.

Vol. VII
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 23, 1865.

Resigned, Oct. 1, 1869.

Died, Mar. 5, 1921, at Brooklyn, N. Y.: Aged 77.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1921.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Payne's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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