Payne, Will

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Will Payne, (1865-1954) financial editor The Economist since March, 1897;

born in: Whiteside County, Illinois, on January 9, 1865;

son of: W.A. Payne and Caroline Ferriss Payne, nee: Caroline Ferriss

education: common schools, Morrison, Illinois;

married: Katherine Payne, nee: Katherine Whitney, in Harvard, Nebraska, in 1886;

children: Whitney Payne, Donald Payne.

Came to Chicago from Nebraska in 1890;

reporter, editorial writer, city editor and financial editor Chicago Daily News to 1896;

financial editor Chicago Chronicle, 1896, to March, 1897.

Club: Chicago Press Club.

Author: Jerry the Dreamer, 1896; The Monkey Captain, 1898; The Story of Eva, 1901; On Fortune's Road, 1902; Mr. Salt, 1903, The Scarred Chin (1920).

Contributor short stories to leading magazines.

Office: 189 LaSalle Street.

Residence: 1008 W. Farwell Avenue.

Source: Book of Chicagoans, 1905.