Is it possible, in theory, that the physical entity electron e(-) and its charged opposite positron e(+) both obtained their respective electric charges by simultaneous capture, by a more fundamental quantum entity (call it FQE), of a quantum of photon with zero rest mass having equal amounts of (-) and (+) charge internally present ? From Law of Conservation of Charge it is allowed that charge can be created or destroyed, but only if simultaneously occur positive and negative pairs. Thus, this simple picture: FQE + photon ---> e(-) + e(+) So, my question is, does theory allow for such a fundamental quantum entity (FQE) in early history of universe that could capture a photon quantum to yield simultaneously the creation of the electron e(-) and positron e(+) ? I'm not able to find any useful explanation that does not beg the question why electron and positron have a charge. Thanks for any help to clarify any misunderstanding I have on the issue.