Museum the New Llano Colony



Ora Etta (Lemaster Brown Goble) Newman

Birth:  

Family Information: Wife of William Newman.

Mother of Arthur Goble; grandmother of Donna and Dolores Goble

Description:  

Pre-Colony History: In October 1928 the Newman family, along with Goble family, drove into the colony to again take up work the Llano Way. Many colonists remembered them as they had been colonists ten and more years before.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: In March 1929 she was "doing her bit" working in the garden with a group of girls and was reported to be an experienced hand at that work, which she preferred over all other work.  

Other Info: In 1928 she was one of the founding members of the local Conscientious Objectors Union; Theodore Atworth served as the first Secretary-Treasurer with O.E. Enfield serving as the President. The organization was planned to be international, composed of people who refused to go to war as a matter of conscience. Charter members included: Theodore Atworth, Mary H. Atworth, Emily H. Dougherty, I.A. Dougherty, Carl H. Gleeser, S. Weislander, Charlie C. Black, John Hight, Lowell H. Coate, W.A. Shutt, F.O. Jernberg, Reka Jernberg, Anna Tabb, Peter Kemp, F. Rosenburg, B. Wade Hewitt, Hamilton H. McClurg, W.J. Hoag, Theodore F. Landrum, C.N. Butts, Mary Snyder, George Snyder, Anna Garrett, Emma Shutt, M.A. Brattland, Richard P. Condon, Jr., Emily Swenson, W.J. Newman, George T. Pickett, Raymond DeFausell, S.E. Baldwin, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Molenar, Earl L. Bosch, Guy F. Rogers, Ora E. Newman, James J. Miller, Bert Busick, Mabel D. Busick, Ole Synoground, C.C. Mickey, Fred A. Jensen, Katie Mickey, F. Rahn and Isaac H. Keyes.

Weekend visitors at the Rice Ranch in early 1929 included "Curly" Goble, his mother, wife and two daughters. They enjoyed a meal featuring a large, fat goose.

In 1929 the theater program featured camera pictures of Llano, California and Newllano which were shown on a white screen while George Pickett paid tribute to the Auld Lang Syners who had been part of the pioneer days of the colony including: Peter, Dora and Harold Kemp; L. Roedemeister, Dad Thomas and Mr. Fox; Septer, Runa and Rhea May Baldwin; Chas. Anderson, Anton Van Nuland and Theo Landrum; Susan and Albert Moore; William and Mrs. Newman; Arthur, Donna, Donna Jr. and Dolores Goble; and George Pickett himself.  

Post-Colony History:  

Death:  

Sources: "Llano Colonist": October 20, 1928, December 22, 1928, January 19, 1929, March 9, 1929, March 23, 1929  

 

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