Museum the New Llano Colony



Harold Emery

Birth:  

Family Information: Husband of Mary Emery.

Father of Louise Emery.

Description:  

Pre-Colony History:  

Home in Colony: In 1934 the family moved into the old Synoground house.  

Job in Colony: In July 1934 the regular crew at the print shop included: Lloyd Potter, Harold and Mary Emery, Ben Low, Roy MacDonald, Anna Loutrel, George Leevey, Afton Lewis, Howard Stansbury, Mr. Ranft and Irene Hewitt.

Esther Allen, Mrs. Weatherwax and Bertha Richter helped out on the "Colonist" and "Democrat" days, plus both DeForest and Marvin Sanford could be seen there a good share of the time.

In August 1935 he worked late into the night, along with Billick and Bauer to get the "Democrat" out with some special effects to the front page. Dave Rice, night watchman at the print shop, said that he was the one who'd worked, trying to make enough coffee to keep up with their appetites.

In November 1935 he volunteered for extra evening work at the crate factory in order to fill an urgent order. Other volunteers included: Director Eugene Carl, Industrial Foreman Chet Page, Willie Brown, Mr. Jernberg and his son, Elmer, Sylvester, Arlene and Mrs. Watson.

In May 1936 he, along with Mrs. Minnie Hewitt and Charlotte, Mrs. Bondell Banta, Mrs. White, Mrs. Hardy, Ed Mansfield and Ed and Ida Cole helped prepare for the first reception of the summer season that was held in the Roof Garden.

In 1937 was editor of the Llano Colonist; also served as a colony school principal and teacher. 

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.

In February 1936, he, along with Mr. Joynes and Eugene Carl, took the civil service examination for postmaster at Leesville, LA.

 

Post-Colony History: On June 19, 1937 the Emery family offered a farewell to the colony when they entered into the Saturday evening performance at the theater -- Harold read "If", Kipling's concept of what constitutes a man, and Lindsay's "Gospel of Beauty". Afterwards, little Louise came on with sweeping skirt and recited an interesting poem about "Giants," for which her mother Mary furnished the music.  

Death:  

Sources: "Llano Colonist": July 7, 1934, September 8, 1934, August 10, 1935, October 12, 1935, November 2, 1935, February 29, 1936, May 30, 1936, July 3, 1937  

 

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