Thank you for your response. Maybe my question should have been, "Why was Squire Seldon Payne in Tacoma, WA when he died? He was sent back to Iowa for burial, apparently." Looks like he had a brother, Harvey Sanford Payne, that died in Tacoma so he might have been visiting him. I have since found the parents to Squire Seldon Payne in my database. They eventually marry into my Beckner family line. My great-grandfather should have known the Payne family since he was the township clerk and justice of the peace during that time period. I live my great-grandfather's house just outside of Maynard.