Born: 1821-03-14 Kaskaskia, Illinois
Died: 1901-07-28 Springfield, Illinois
Flourished: 1835-1901 Springfield, Illinois
Paine's family settled in Springfield in 1835. He learned the bookbinding trade and entered the business, establishing his own bindery in 1860. In 1843, Paine married Emily Shultz, with whom he raised seven children. During the Civil War, Paine manufactured rifle cartridges for the U.S. government.
John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 558; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 14 March 1843, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 29 July 1901, 6:3.