Payne, Lewis T., Wheattield, was born in Tonawanda, June 14, 1860. He was educated in Buffalo and at Cornell .Uuiversity, which he entered in 1879 and graduated in the class of 1883. He studied law with Brundage & Chapman, and was admitted to the bar in April, 1886. On June 1, 1886, he opened his law office in Tonawanda. In November, 1885, he married Luella Kennedy and they have three daughters: Eda, Margaret and Helen. Mr. Payne was corporation counsel for North Tonawanda from 1886 to 1890, and is now counsel for the Board of Water Commissioners. He was counsel for the Diamond Match Co. and others vs. Scribner, a suit involving $70,000 and which he won.
Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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