Museum the New Llano Colony

Roslyn G. Armacost

Birth: He was born in 1915 at Nebraska.  

Family Information: Son of Myrtle (Keith) and John B. Armacost.

Brother of Jessie W. Armacost and John B. Armacost, Jr.

Step-son of Etta (Oberlitner) Armacost.  


Pre-Colony History:  

Home in Colony: The 1930 US Census listed the family as lodgers in the William Mizle home. 

Job in Colony: In February 1932 he was assisting his father and step-mother with running the colony boarding house.  

Other Info: In April 1928 Miss Wilson was teaching piano classes to several boys and girls in the colony. The members of the Boys' Harmonica Club had had six weeks of classes and included Carl Besse, Roslyn Armacost, Robert Roe, Charles Wichmann, Kenneth Thurman, Isom Shoemaker, Roy Swenson, Fred and Roscoe Busick.

In June 1929 the parish superintendent presented diplomas to the graduates of grade school including: Allie Belle Hewitt, Lois Brattland, June Enfield, Ruth Kingsbury, Paul Ashlock, Caleb Ashlock, John, Jesse and Roslyn Armacost, Elmer Jensen, Roy Swenson, Royal Thompson, Fred Busick, Robert Roe, Cletus Killian and Pauline Eggleston.  

Post-Colony History: He served as a CWO in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II and the Korean War.  

Death: He died in 1972 at San Francisco, California and was buried there.  

Sources: "Llano Colonist": April 14, 1928, June 8, 1929, February 20, 1932; US Census: 1930;  


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