Museum the New Llano Colony

Ida Jaques

Birth: She was born in December 1922 at Newllano, Louisiana.  

Family Information: Daughter of Albert and Rachel Jaques.

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


Pre-Colony History:  

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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Other Info:  

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 her father and brother's death.

According to family sources, her 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 and 1940 she was living in California with her mother -- in 1940 she was working as a booking room assistant.

In 1966 she married Anthony P. Pajon at San Bernardino, California.

Death: She died in 1985 at Los Angeles, California. Her last residence had been at Pasadena, California.  

Sources: Family Information: Photos and information by Deborah Lovel Bryner (All Rights Reserved: Published here with permission); US Census: 1930, 1940; "Vernon Parish Democrat": October 6, 1921; California Marriage Index; US SSDi; California Death Index  


Clipping from the "Llano Colonist" dated December 16, 1922.

The Jaques family at the Rice Ranch, 1922 shortly before the birth of Ida.

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