Museum the New Llano Colony

Whelo Ashlock

Birth: He was born in 1888 at Illinois.  

Family Information: Husband of Mary Ashlock.

Father of Priscilla, Paul, Caleb, Ruth, Mark, Naomi and Coleman Ashlock.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1920 he was living in Illinois with his wife and children and working as a carpenter's laborer.

In March 1929 the family drove in from Illinois -- the father, mother and seven children all looked bright and healthy. Mr. Ashlock was a farmer and two of the boys were big enough to be good helpers.

Home in Colony: In April 1929 he had picked out a lot, plowed it, planted trees and expected to soon begin building a new home.

In 1930 he was living in the colony with his wife and seven children.  

Job in Colony: In April 1929 he and his boys were hoeing cantaloupes and melons and helping with the corn. In July and August 1929 he was justly proud of the excellent crop of melons he had raised.

He planned to take on 100 acres of land in winter 1929 which would be put into oats and rye to be used as feed for the dairy herd and cattle.

In September 1929 he was running one of the ice trucks for the colony, but fitting himself into other work after the deliveries had been made.

In 1930 he was listed as a farmer in the colony.

Other Info:  

Post-Colony History: In 1940 he was divorced and living in Houston, Texas where he worked as an operator on a farm.  

Death: He died in 1971 at Houston, Texas and was buried in Forest Park Cemetery.  

Sources: US Census: 1920, 1930, 1940; "Llano Colonist": March 2, 1929, April 20, 1929, July 27, 1929, August 24, 1929, August 31, 1929, September 21, 1929;  


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