Museum the New Llano Colony



Rachel Valleau

Birth: Born around 1917 in Michigan.  

Family Information: Daughter of Erwin Valleau.

Sister of Adam Valleau.

 

Description:  

Pre-Colony History: The 1920 US Census shows her living in the home of her grandparents, along with her father (who is widowed) and her brother.  

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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 she played the xylophone in the newly organized Junior Orchestra which was being organized and taught by Fred Hamel.  

Post-Colony History: The 1940 US Census shows her living as a lodger at Manchester Memorial Hospital (Manchester, Connecticut) as a student nurse. It also reports that in 1935 she had been living in Norwich, Connecticut.

At her death, she was listed as a retired L.P.N. of Meadows Manor.  

Death: She died in 1988 in Manchester, Connecticut.  

Sources: Photo Archives; "Llano Colonist": May 30, 1931, December 10, 1932; US Census: 1920, 1930, 1940; Connecticut Death Index 1949-2012  

Photo: Banta home in background -- Standing R to L is Rachel Valleau, Mrs. Mary Maki and Irene Maki; Sitting in front is Myrtle Maki

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