Owen Street Payne was born in Glen Cove, New York, on June 12, 1889 and died in Santa Barbara on Sept. 7, 1967. On Sept. 18,
1917, he married Hortense O. Troy in Maryland, and during World War I was a second lieutenant in the aviation section of the
signal officers reserve corps. After living in Europe and Africa, the Paynes moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he represented
an eastern bank from 1930 to 1946. He then came to Santa Barbara, remaining until 1953. After ten years' residence in New
York and Connecticut, he retired, and returned to Santa Barbara permanently in 1963.
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