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Grayville in White County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Thomasanne Payne Home Site

 
 
Thomasanne Payne Home Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 15, 2012
1. Thomasanne Payne Home Site Marker
Inscription.

On this site was the home of Thomasanne Payne, Authoress of the Song 'Sleep Soldier Sleep' which she wrote in honor of James Bethel Gresham from Evansville, Indiana. He was the first American Soldier to die in World War I. The song was accepted as a national fneral song and made her famous all over the world.

 
Location. 38° 15.453′ N, 87° 59.786′ W. Marker is in Grayville, Illinois, in White County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Street (Illinois Route 1) and North Street (County Road 20), on the right when traveling south on Court Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 South Court Street, Grayville IL 62844, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gray Opera House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Gray Family Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Present Site of The Gray Family Cemetery (about 400 feet away); "Empire Corner" (about 800 feet away); Vincennes to Shawneetown Stage Coach Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Gray's Stables and Slave Quarters (approx.
Thomasanne Payne Home Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 15, 2012
2. Thomasanne Payne Home Site Marker
0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Illinois Remembers POW/MIA (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grayville.
 
Also see . . .
1. James Bethel Gresham, An Evansville Hero. (Submitted on December 12, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. "Sleep Soldier Sleep" Copyright Info. (Submitted on December 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicPatriots & PatriotismWar, World I
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 12, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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