Payne, Melvin Laycock.

Biography

Payne, Melvin Laycock. b. May 12, 1912, Los Angeles, California; father Edward Willard Payne (1859-?), mother Blanch Genevieve Laycock (1885-1964); Driver and Roofer; CP 1936; Received Passport# 383887 on April 3, 1937 which listed his address as 1780 East 65th Street, and 7568 (1508) (7508) Bancroft Avenue, both Cleveland, Ohio; Sailed April 21, 1937 aboard the Queen Mary; Arrived in Spain on May 15 (20), 1937; Served with the Service Sanitaire, driver; In June 1937 he was a driver for Orihuela hospital; Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris; Married Mary Katherine Tuckic (1922-1984) on September 10, 1973, Carson City, Nevada; d. April 20, 1984, buried Joshua Memorial Park, Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 984, ll. 2; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave #159923084. Code A
Photograph: Melvin Payne, family photograph.