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Ed Mansfield

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Job in Colony: In February 1934 he was a member of the Sunday Volunteer Gang including: Bill Heath, Charles Brown, Rob Roe, Walter Gaulke, Dad Thomas, Ernest Prodon, Bert Busick, Roscoe Busick, Gossett, Jack Carnahan, Ed Hiatt John Calgarry, Tom Cunningham, Phillips, Real Baril, Nick Lentz, Ed Mansfield, Septer Baldwin, F.W. Fay and F.S. Hammond. They spent the day cutting some eight hundred feet of cypress lumber into two-inch planks, twenty inches wide and as clear as a hound's tooth to be used for shingles.  

Other Info: In May 1936 he, along with Mrs. Minnie Hewitt and Charlotte, Mrs. Bondell Banta, Mrs. White, Mrs. Hardy, Harold Emery, and Ed and Ida Cole helped prepare for the first reception of the summer season that was held in the Roof Garden.

In 1937 he met with several interested colonists to discuss garden needs that were soon going to need to be met. Also in attendance were Otto Hoefel, Israel Ginsberg, Ted Landrum, Forrest Waters, Boyd Bartlett, E.O. Joynes, and Mr. Hayman of Leesville.  

Post-Colony History: In 1947 he attended a Thanksgiving dinner prepared by Mrs. Gussie Frusha for the old folks of New Llano. Attending were: Ed Mansfield, Ed Clark, Joe Noggles, F.R. Waters, Ed Merrill, S.E. Broyles, Ted Landrum, I. Ginsberg, Mrs. Martha Dougherty, Mrs. Ida N. Bartlett and Mrs. Alice Sontag.  

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Sources: Llano Colonist: February 3, 1934, May 30, 1936, February 13, 1937; "Leesville Leader": December 4, 1947  

 

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