Payne, G. F. (Adrian, MI)
(George) G. F. Payne , d April,14.1887
Bookbinder and Blank Book Manufacturer
image courtesy: Vernon Wiering, Wiering Books, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
- Learned Bookbinding and Blank- book making in Toronto. He left Toronto in
1847 and moved to Detroit and started a partnership with an A. Richmond. In
1848 he sold his portion of the business to his partner and moved to Adrian to
establish the "Adrian Blank Book Manufactory and Book-bindery". His son
William, was trained by his father and would eventually have a bookbindery
in Cleveland Ohio,( see: William Payne). In 1887, upon the death of George,
William would take over and run his father's business. Illustrated History and
Biographical Record of Lenawee County Michigan, Knapp and Bonner, pg. 421-422.