Museum the New Llano Colony

Francis W. Fay


Family Information: Husband of Pamela C. Fay.

Father of Mary Harlow-Fay.  


Pre-Colony History: In September 1933 the family was living in Massachusetts and his wife was sent nine copies of the "Llano Colonist" which he sold for five cents each. He sent a letter and money order and subscribed to ten copies each week, stating that he thought he could sell them all, starting at once.

The family were new arrivals to the colony in early January, 1934 when they attended their first Psychological meeting.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: Shortly after his arrival in the colony, he went to work at the Kid Kolony. On his first day, Noel Lentz helped him build a gate.

In February 1934 he was a member of the Sunday Volunteer Gang including: Bill Heath, Charles Brown, Rob Roe, Walter Gaulke, Dad Thomas, Ernest Prodon, Bert Busick, Roscoe Busick, Gossett, Jack Carnahan, Ed Hiatt John Calgarry, Tom Cunningham, Phillips, Real Baril, Nick Lentz, Ed Mansfield, Septer Baldwin, F.W. Fay and F.S. Hammond. They spent the day cutting some eight hundred feet of cypress lumber into two-inch planks, twenty inches wide and as clear as a hound's tooth to be used for shingles.

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Post-Colony History: In April 1934 a lovely gathering was held at the home of Frank Brough, another New Englander, to "God-speed" the Fay family to Norfolk, Connecticut where they hoped to arrange their affairs over the next few months and return to the colony in the fall.

Attendees enjoyed music, games and a wonderful lunch. They included: Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Archer, Drs. Robert K. and Cecil C. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. George Matz, Mrs. Maki, Smith Sanford, DeForest Sanford, George Leevey, Wm. Bingham, Dennis Stanley, Forest R. Waters, Mary Emery and the Brough family, consisting of Margaret, William and Frank.  


Sources: "Llano Colonist": September 16, 1934, January 6, 1934, January 13, 1934, February 3, 1934, April 14, 1934, April 21, 1934  


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