Museum the New Llano Colony

Carl Peecher

Birth: He was born February 21, 1929 in Illinois.  

Family Information: Son of Chester R. and Florine Peecher.

Brother of Frances, Robert, Roy and Lyndle Peecher.

Grand-son of Frank Peecher.

Nephew of Vera Peecher and cousin of her children, Richard and Dortha Peecher.


Pre-Colony History: The family came to live in the colony in 1930.

Home in Colony: In 1930 and 1935 the family was living in the Newllano Colony -- in 1930 Chester's father, Frank: his sister, Vera; and her children were living with them there.

Job in Colony: In August 1935, when he graduated to first grade, he and his brother, Roy, began helping Mrs. Lewis fill the wood box at the Kid Kolony.  

Other Info:  

Post-Colony History: In 1940 the family was living in a home in the unincorporated New Llano, Louisiana (site of the old colony).

In 1988, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 2010 he was living in Leesville, Louisiana.

In September 1991 he retired from the Kansas City Southern Railway after 36 years. He'd been hired as a fireman in 1955 and stayed in that position until 1963 when he was promoted to locomotive engineer. In March 1992 he was given a retirement party by his co-workers and was presented with a plaque of appreciation and a gift from his co-workers.


Sources: US Census: 1930, 1940; Photo Archives; "Llano Colonist": February 24, 1934, August 31, 1935; "Leesville Daily Leader": March 23, 1988, March 3, 1992, August 20, 1995, July 23, 1996, February 28, 1997, July 25, 2010; US Public Records Index  


Kindergarten Picnic, East of Pickett Home -- (L to R) Back: Ruby Nesnow, Bertie Mitchel, G.T. Pickett, Walt Fread, a visitor, Theo Cuno, Alice Pickett, Myrtle Kemp; Middle: Martha Lentz, Roy Peecher, Blair Pickett, Violet Quipp, Ruth Loutrel, Joan Wooley, Maurice Nesnow, Martha Mahler, Betty Perkins, Warren Fread; Sitting in Front: Carl Peecher, Carolyn Bradshaw, Joy Quipp, Jack De Fausell, Joe Nesnow, Esther Mahler, George Ogden.

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