Museum the New Llano Colony

Florence (Anderson) Young (Alternate spelling Florents)

Birth: She was born in 1909 in Minnesota.  

Family Information:

She married Howard Young on May 16, 1935 in Leesville, Louisiana.

Description: In 1933 she was described as "our prize picture snapper, who carries pencils and papers and sketches around in her pockets."  

Pre-Colony History:  

Home in Colony:

Job in Colony: In June 1933 she was working on the evening crew preparing dinner along with Mrs. Swilley, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Collins, Anna Tabb and Nora Hewitt.

She also worked in the commissary for some time, but in December 1933 left that position to move into a new graphic arts studio where she did linoleum carvings for the colony print shop and to order.

She was part of the Gila, New Mexico crew for some time, but in December 1934 she returned to the home colony and was busy in the art department.

In Feburary 1935 she was the one who designed and made the linoleum block headings and did portraits of colonists for the "Llano Colonist".

Other Info: In May 1933 she celebrated Marvin Sanford's birthday, along with DeForest and Smith Sanford, Anita Brannon, Mrs. Ivy Hoag, Cy Horney, Mr. and Mrs. DuProz, and Bernie and Leona Stevens.  

Post-Colony History: She left the colony with a canvas-covered load of furniture in January 1936, going to California with her husband and his sister, Flora (Young) Campbell, and her family.

She was listed on the 1940 US Census living in Los Angeles with her husband and one daughter.  

Death: She died in 1986 in San Bernardino, California.  

Sources: "Can We Cooperate" by Bob Brown; "Llano Colonist": May 6, 1933, June 4, 1933, December 2, 1933, April 7, 1934, December 29, 1934, February 23, 1935, January 4, 1936; US Census: 1940; US Naturalization Records 1840-1957 (Howard Young); California Death Index  


Historic map which was done on linoleum by Florence Anderson for the April 7, 1934 issue of the Llano Colonist.
Historic map which was done on linoleum by Florence Anderson for the April 7, 1934 issue of the "Llano Colonist".

Clipping from the Llano Colonist dated February 23, 1935.
Clipping from the "Llano Colonist" dated February 23, 1935.

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