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Sextus Garrett

Birth: He was born in Texas in 1914.  

Family Information: Son of Bryant and Bessie Mae Shutt.

Grandson of William A. and Emma Shutt.

Nephew of Anna (Thompson Garrett Shutt) Shoemaker, Leroy Shutt, Clarence Shutt and several others who did not live in the colony.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1920 he was living in San Antonio, Texas with his parents and siblings.  

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Other Info: In July 1930 he visited the Rice Ranch along with Mrs. R.W. Banta, Mrs. Charles Brannon, Ernest Kimball, George and Bee Jensen, Laura Synoground, Royall Thompson, Lois Thompson and Hope Shoemaker.  

Post-Colony History:  

Death: In July 1930 he was visiting family members in the colony when he was killed in a horrific accident. The "Colonist" reported that it was "due to an accident that resulted from the undue rashness and thoughtlessness of youth. When adults caution young people with respect to dangers in the environment and equipment, they are often scouted as old 'fogies' and not up to date like our smart young people of today. And yet these very same young people could profit immensely and add much to their chances for a long and happy life by listening to and heeding the well-intentioned caution and advice of their elders."  

Sources: "Llano Colonsit": July 19, 1930, July 26, 1930; Louisiana Statewide Death Index; Memoirs of Bill Still: Chapter 6  


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