Museum the New Llano Colony

Walter "Walt" Robison

Birth: He was born around 1889 in Georgia.  

Family Information:  


Pre-Colony History:  

Home in Colony: In 1936, he moved from a colony house to the Keeble farm.  

Job in Colony: In 1935 Walter Robison was finishing the printing of the Colonist while Howard Stansbury, Mrs. Doehlert, Mrs. Emery and Vivian Crossland wrapped them for the mail.

In 1936, he was working on the Keeble farm. 

Other Info: In October 1935 he was nominated to be on the Board of Directors, along with (in order of nomination), Robert K. Williams, E.D. Carl, Lester Caves, Crockett Campbell, John Szpila, Harold Emery, Charles Lawrence, Chester Peecher, E.O. Joynes, Chester Page, Horace Cronk, George Hullinger, Walter Robison, "Chauncey" DuProz, Mrs. Olive Lentz, Mrs. Mabel Busick, Lionel Crossland, Charles Derleth, J.H. "Dad" Ribbing and Cy Horney. The meeting also adopted a rule permitting all resident members who had been at the colony more than sixty days to vote in the election, provided too few proxies were received to hold a regular stock holders' meeting.

Less than one fourth the required stock was represented at the Stockholders' meeting, so the colonists proceeded with the election of a new board of directors as planned. Those selected were: Robert K. Williams, E.C. Carl, Lester Caves, Crockett Campbell, Harold Emery, Chester Peecher, E.O. Joynes, Charles Lawrence, and Chester Page. Runners up were Mrs. Mabel Busick, Horace Cronk and John Szpila.  

Post-Colony History: In 1940 he was living with his wife, Maudie, and son, Russel, in Natchitoches, Louisiana.  


Sources: "Llano Colonist": Pctpber 12, 1935, February 29, 1936; US Census: 1940  


Clipping from the "Llano Colonist" dated February 23, 1935.

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