There are great resources for researching your family, both old and new publications. The great thing about some of the old newspapers from a simpler time is that you could find birth records, obituaries, visitors from out of town visiting people in smaller communities.
Utah has newspapers online clear back into the 1800's. Many states offer such a service, some are free but not all. If you are looking for someone in particular and cannot find information, try such things as courts, marriage and death indexes, old publications.
Louis Kent Payne Obituary: View Louis Payne's Obituary by Deseret News:
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