Museum the New Llano Colony

Crockett Campbell

Birth: He was born in 1891 in Texas.  

Family Information: Brother of Ada Caves and Mabel Campbell.

Uncle of Leon and Esta Caves.

Description: On his WWI Draft Registration dated June 5 (no year) he was described as being of small height and small build with brown eyes and black hair. On his WWII Draft Registration dated April 27, 1942 he was described as being 5'7", 125 pounds with blue eyes and gray hair with a light complexion.  

Pre-Colony History: In 1900, 1910 and 1920 he was living in Texas with his parents and siblings -- in 1910 and 1920 he was working as a farm laborer.

In 1930 he was living in New Mexico and working as a hunter for a U.S. biological survey.

In December 1928 he was a new subscriber to the "Llano Colonist" along with J.H. Eggleston, Prof. W.D. Laurie, C.P. Allred, Bert Bertino and Lester Caves -- all from Texas.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: In 1935 he was working in the Vernon Cash Store that was located in the colony Industrial Building, which also contained the Coffee Shop, the machine shop, garage and tin shop.  

Other Info: In October 1935 he was nominated to be on the Board of Directors, along with (in order of nomination), Robert K. Williams, E.D. Carl, Lester Caves, Crockett Campbell, John Szpila, Harold Emery, Charles Lawrence, Chester Peecher, E.O. Joynes, Chester Page, Horace Cronk, George Hullinger, Walter Robison, "Chauncey" DuProz, Mrs. Olive Lentz, Mrs. Mabel Busick, Lionel Crossland, Charles Derleth, J.H. "Dad" Ribbing and Cy Horney. The meeting also adopted a rule permitting all resident members who had been at the colony more than sixty days to vote in the election, provided too few proxies were received to hold a regular stock holders' meeting.

Less than one fourth the required stock was represented at the Stockholders' meeting, so the colonists proceeded with the election of a new board of directors as planned. Those selected were: Robert K. Williams, E.C. Carl, Lester Caves, Crockett Campbell, Harold Emery, Chester Peecher, E.O. Joynes, Charles Lawrence, and Chester Page. Runners up were Mrs. Mabel Busick, Horace Cronk and John Szpila.  

Post-Colony History: In 1940 he was living in Texas with his mother and was a retail and grocery store owner.  

Death: He died in Texas in 1975 of a heart attack.  

Sources: US Census: 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940; Draft Registration Cards: WWI, WWII; "Llano Colonist": December 1, 1928, August 24, 1935, October 12, 1935, August 15, 1936; Texas Death Certificate  


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