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Quentin Quipp

Birth: He was born around 1918.  

Family Information: Son of Frank and Mona Quipp.

Brother of Franklin, Rosella, Genevieve, Ione, Violet, Joy Ilane, Paul Leroy, and Sidney Eugene.  

Description:  

Pre-Colony History:  

Home in Colony: The Quipp family lived on the first land cleared by colonists after their arrival in Louisiana in 1917; it was located west of the Llano cemetery. In 1935 the crops looked good -- the berries had been gathered that morning, beans looked thrifty, tomato vines loaded down with large fruit, corn yielding roasting ears and sweet potato vines that promised a good harvest.  

Job in Colony: He helped his father work on the farm.

In September 1931 one hundred fifty sacks of beans and peas were picked in the forenoon by a volunteer crew of men, women and children. The crowd gathered a little after 7 am and was divided into different crews to look after different fields; by 11:30 the job was done. Volunteers included: Killian, Butts, Lloyd, Baldwin, Waters, Doc Williams, Quentin, Fred Busick, Roscoe Busick, Byron Busick, Vivian Busick, Graves, Webb, John Allred, Melvina Hullinger, Fred Levan, Goeke, Eldred, Tom Farrell, Claud Allred, Earl Swenson, Mackie, Frank Collins, George Collins, Boydelatour, Cleve Campbell, Mr. Caves, Clarence Long, Harry Rennick, Dee Kurtz, Pittman, Edminster, Walter Fread, Clarence Fread, Mrs. Herron, Woodruff, J.W. Gilbert, H.M. Wood, Winegar, Bert Moore, Lindwall, Ole Synoground, Rohr, Carnahan, Hoens, Mrs. Wooley, John Neill, Robert Roe, Warren Roe, Nesnow, Bartrum and B. Stevens.

In December 1935 Mr. Quipp coaxed the old "farm-all" into working so a crew could thresh the peanuts, providing between 75 and 80 bushels of the 'goobers'. The crew consisted of Hoefel, Fortall, Bill Brough and Quentin.

Other Info: In May 1931 Miss Daisy Brown trained some dozen children to take parts in a little playlet called "The Census Taker" including Joe Blackshire as the father and Rachel Valleau as the mother; Blen Still played the census taker and the children were played by Jeanette Wooley, Ellen Jernberg, Iris Busick, Ernest Ogden, Bill Ogden, Andrew Parson, Liljean Corbett, Warren Roe, Leola Bays, Rozella and Quentin Quipp.

In 1932 played the violin in the newly organized Junior Orchestra which was being organized and taught by Fred Hamel.

In July 1934 Lloyd Potter took ten boys including Quentin, Sylvester Watson, Byron Busick, Billy Busick, Phillip Lentz, Joe Lentz, Jimmy Dix, Kenneth Dean, Eugene Hewitt and Clarence Fread on a camping trip to Hadden's Ferry on the Sabine River. They swam for a while; borrowed the ferryman's rowboat and plowed up the river; ate fried potatoes and eggs, bread and jelly, and a fine icing cake. Come evening they set out trout lines and picked moss from the trees to make a bed. They played through the night, getting very little, if any, sleep.

In 1936 he and Lawrence Cothran returned to the colony after a three months' vacation. It was reported that they had not found the promised prosperity in the harvest fields of the north, but did find plenty of hiking in their hitch-hiking experience.  

Post-Colony History:  

Death:  

Sources: Llano Colonist: May 30, 1931, September 5, 1931, December 10, 1932, July 7, 1934, June 22, 1935, December 7, 1935, July 4, 1936  

 

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