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Cy Horney

Birth: He was born in Illinois around 1872.  

Family Information:  


Pre-Colony History:  

Home in Colony: In 1935 he was living inside the Newllano Colony.  

Job in Colony: In 1935, he resigned from his post running the hotel and over-seeing the cafeteria needs, although he did continue to help his successor, Mrs. Birdie Du Proz.

In January 1936 Sarah Murray and Bondell Banta were the dinner cooks, also helping, along with Mrs. Matz and Jane Lentz to serve the meal. Cy Horney was the dishwasher, Lucille Carr the wiper, Mrs. Murray did the scraping and Ruth Wooley cleaned the silverware.

Also in January 1936 Cy Horney, Kenneth Thurman, Andy Madigan, Hans Holmegren and Joe Billick cleaned the flue of the hotel heater; afterwards supper was eaten comfortably without the diners being fairly smoked out.  

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 November 1935 he left the colony for a change of scene after years of strenuous and faithful service in the hotel. He planned to visit friends in Texas and probably Florida.

In 1940 he wand his wife, Mattie, were living in a home in the unincorporated New Llano, Louisiana (site of the old colony).  


Sources: "Llano Colonist": August 31, 1935, October 12, 1935, November 23, 1935, January 11, 1936, January 18, 1936  


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