Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Photograph, perhaps Graduation Photograph of R. C. Payson, presumably Richard Conant Payson (1870-1917), Class of 1893 at Bowdoin College

Photograph, perhaps a graduation photograph, of R. C. Payson; by the Reed studio of Main & Cumberland Streets in Brunswick, Maine.

He was presumably Richard Conant Payson (1870-1915), a member of the Class of 1893 at Bowdoin College.  This Richard was born in Portland, Maine, the son of Henry Martyn Payson and Emma Dow (Conant) Payson.

In 1901 at Portland, Maine, Richard, then involved in manufacturing, married Helen Brown Thomas (1876-1934), daughter of Elias Thomas and Helen Maria (Brown) Thomas.

See a photograph on the Maine Memory Network of a grouping of Knox automobiles, one of which may have been driven by Payson himself, who was a principal at the Portland Company, which manufactured engines and other items.

See another view of a Knox car belonging to Richard Conant Payson.
Payson died in New York City in 1917 while undergoing an operation. He left a widow and four children.

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