Museum the New Llano Colony

Wilbur C. Benton


Family Information:  


Pre-Colony History: He was formerly a resident of Newport, Kentucky.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: At times he worked as a gardener while living in the colony.

In 1923 the Commonwealth College Association designated a teaching faculty of Job Harriman, Kate O'Hare, Howard Buck, F.M. Goodhue, Frank O'Hare, Wilbur C. Benton, Theodore Cuno, Ernest Wooster, Harold Z. Brown, Ivy Van Etten, and William E. Zeuch.  

Other Info: He spoke at a meeting of farmers held at Cooper school house in 1922 on his wide experience with labor unions. His talk was well received and he was heartily urged to make a return call in the near future.  

Post-Colony History: In 1936 he was mentioned as a "former colonist practicing law in Mena, Arkansas."  


Sources: "Llano Colonist": April 22, 1922, February 29, 1936; "Radical Education in the Rural South; Commonwealth College 1922-1940" by William H. Cobb  


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