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Albert Edward Whyland Jaques

Birth: He was born October 1, 1882 at Flushing, New York.  

Family Information: Married to Rachel (Greta) Jacques.

Father of Eleanor, Rachel Mary, Alice, Albert Jr., Frank, Chester and Ida Jaques.

 

Description: On his undated WWI Draft Registration Card he was described as being of medium height and build with brown eyes and light brown hair. At that time he was working as a machinist for the Straub Manfg. Co. in California.  

Pre-Colony History: In 1900 he was living in New York with his parents and siblings.

In 1910 he was living in California with his wife and working as a machinist at a planing mill. In 1920 the couple were still in California and he still worked as a machinist (in a machine shop) and they had 4 children.

In March 1921, he sent a selection of 50 fine books as a donation to the colony library.

He brought his wife and their five surviving children from California to the colony in October 1921 (another baby was born after their arrival). He had been paying on their membership for several years, so they were paid in full when they arrived.  

Home in Colony: The family lived in the main colony at Newllano for at least two years, as there are several mentions of the family at the Montessori school, in theater productions, helping out at the hotel, etc.

They later lived at the colony Rice Ranch.  

Job in Colony: He was a machinist; Also served as the foreman of the Rice Ranch.  

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Post-Colony History: The family left for unknown reasons sometime before 1926, moving first to Kinder then to the Senator Odom Pecan Farm at some point before his death.

Death: Both he and his middle son "Frankie" drowned in the Calcasieu River at a place called Cole's Bluff on June 20, 1926. They were buried in the McRill Memorial Cemetery at Kinder, Louisiana.  

Sources: Family Information: Photos and information by Deborah Lovel Bryner (All Rights Reserved: Published here with permission); US Census: 1900, 1910, 1920; US WWI Draft Registration Card; "Vernon Parish Democrat": March 24, 1921, October 6, 1921; December 15, 1921; February 16, 1922; April 27, 1922; "Llano Colonist": November 2, 1929; Louisiana Statewide Death Index; FindAGrave.com  

Left: Albert and Rachel Jaques with their six surviving children at the colony Rice Ranch near Elton, LA -- this is probably (L to R) Albert holding Chester's hands, Frank, Albert Jr., Alice, Rachel Mary and Rachel.

Center: Rice fields at the Rice Ranch.

Right: Pump house at the Rice Ranch -- lablel appears to read "DeBoar, Papa, Dover & Demerel, Baldy, 1925"

 

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