Museum the New Llano Colony



Thelma (Sigers) Perkins

Birth: She was born in 1911 in Reeves, Louisiana.  

Description:  

Pre-Colony History: In 1930 she and Joe were living in Vernon Parish, Louisiana where he worked as a laborer in a lumber mill.  

Family Information: Married to Joseph "Jody" Perkins.

Mother of Betty and Margie Lee Perkins

Job in Colony: In October 1931 she worked on the kitchen crew. One afternoon she and Mrs. Anna (Case) Shipman were cleaning vegetables on the rear porch of the hotel.

In December 1932 she was listed as one of the Isle of Cuba (near Thibodeaux, LA) workers.

In June 1933 she was working in the sewing room along with Mrs. Net Bradshaw, Mrs. Harry Layer, Mrs. Madeline Van Buskirk, and Verda Bradshaw.

In 1934-35 she was working in the colony laundry -- in September 1934 Mrs. Ribbing and Vivian Crossland were doing the ironing while Thelma and John Dougherty hung clothing out to dry. Arlene Watson was sprinkling the clothes while Mrs. Hullinger and Mrs. Watson were busy helping all the others.

In 1936 she was in charge of the sewing room, Mrs. Hewett, being off the job with a prolonged case of stomach trouble. In October 1936 she was in charge of the sewing room, upstairs in Apartments de Llano, where the weekly mending and patching was done. Mrs. Kemp cut the patches and Mrs. Jack Murray, with daughter, Sybil, rounded out the personnel. Though Sybil was very young and new at the job, she was "catching on rapidly."

She still "reigned supreme" in December of that year -- it was a large, well-lighted room, with tables and two or three sewing machines, and they were partly occupied each week by the mending which came over from the laundry and partly by new work for various individuals about the colony. In May 1937 she opened it up again after having it closed for several weeks.
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Home in Colony: In December 1932 those living at the Isle of Cuba Plantation (near Thibodeaux, LA) included: Sam Hall, Harry Morgan, Henry and Bennie Frahm, Beldon Lewis, F. Gossett, John Horney, Roy McLean, Mrs. Swilley and Mr. and Mrs. Perkins with their four children.

By the end of the month, the group had added Mrs. Gossett, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Shipman, Albert Wicks, Dolly McCullough, Jim Nash, Earl Swenson and Ranny Wells

Other Info: In 1932 she signed a protest against colonists E.G. Webb and Walter Groth remaining in the colony "to save them".

In 1934 she left the colony for several weeks, but returned in December.  

Post-Colony History: In 1940 she was living with her second husband, Carl Montiville, in Vernon Parish, Louisiana. During WWII she worked at Camp Polk as a mechanics helper.  

Death: She died in 1981 in Alexandria, Louisiana and was buried in the O'Banion Cemetery at New Llano, Louisiana.  

Sources: US Census: 1930, 1940; "Llano Colonist": October 17, 1931, October 31, 1931, August 6, 1932, December 10, 1932, December 24, 1932, June 14, 1933, April 28, 1934, May 26, 1934, September 1, 1934, December 1, 1934, June 15, 1935, August 24, 1935, February 8, 1936, October 3, 1936, December 19, 1936, May 1, 1937, May 8, 1937; US SSDI; FindAGrave.com  

 

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