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Priscilla Ashlock

Birth: She was born around 1912 in Illinois.

Family Information: Daughter of Mary and Whelo Ashlock.

Sister of Paul, Caleb, Ruth, Mark, Naomi and Coleman Ashlock.


Pre-Colony History: In 1920 she was living in Illinois with her parents and siblings.

In March 1929 the family drove in from Illinois -- the father, mother and seven children all looked bright and healthy.

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Job in Colony: In March 1929 she was in charge of the dining room and performed her duties in a very acceptable manner.  

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Post-Colony History:  

Death: She died in 1929 while living in the New Llano Colony. The colony dance was canceled out of deference to the family and the funeral was held on a Sunday afternoon. Comrade Waters spoke words of comfort and consolation to the bereaved parents and friends.

From the "Vernon Parish Democrat" dated April 25, 1929: "Priscilla Ashlock, despondent, moody, with warped concepts of life, love and pleasure, had many admirable traits. Think of her tenderly, charitably, indulge in no false sentiments. Remember, A clean life, an open mind, a pure heart are indispensable to health and happiness."

Sources: US Census: 1920; "Llano Colonist": March 2, 1929, March 30, 1929; "Monroe News-Star": April 22, 1929; "Vernon Parish Democrat": April 25, 1929


Clipping from the "Monroe News-Star" dated April 22, 1929.

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