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Albert Jaques, Jr.

Birth: He was born around 1916 in California.  

Family Information: Son of Albert and Rachel Jaques.

Brother of Eleanor, Rachel Mary, Alice, Frank, Chester, and Ida Jaques.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1920 he was living in California with his parents and siblings.

The family came from California to the colony in October 1921. His father 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. 

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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 father and brother's death.

According to family sources, his mother was asked to leave the farm following Albert's death, so she and her five surviving  children drove across the United States in either a Model A or Model T Ford, over questionable roads and alone. On the trip, Rachel supported her family by working as a housekeeper and seamstress.

In 1930 he was living in California with his mother.  


Sources: Family Information: Photos and information by Deborah Lovel Bryner (All Rights Reserved: Published here with permission); US Census: 1920, 1930; "Vernon Parish Democrat": October 6, 1921  


The Jaques family at the Rice Ranch, 1922.

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