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Lenna Bays

Birth: She was born around 1917 in Oklahoma.  

Family Information: Daughter of John T. and Lillian Bays.

Sister of Leola and Norman Bays plus Ila and Johnny Dale.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1920 she was living with her parents and sister in Fort Worth, Texas. In 1930 she was living with her parents and siblings in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: In June 1931 the midday meal was prepared and served by the Mesdames Lentz, Long, White, Corbett, Nesnow, Parsons, Hardy, Joynes and the Misses Stella Kittle, Bays and Caves. Frances Wilkerson and Virginia and Ruth Kittle gathered the trays which Mrs. Wright was kept busy wiping for repeated service. 

Other Info: In June 1931 she and Ole Synoground were speakers at the Forum -- both emphasizing the importance of accurate thinking and hygienic living.  

Post-Colony History: At some point after leaving the colony she married a Mr. Boicourt.  

Death: She died at Sacramento, California in April 1989.  

Sources: US Census: 1920, 1930; "Llano Colonist": June 6, 1931; California Death Index  


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