Museum the New Llano Colony

Florence (Anderson) Young (Alternate spelling Florents)

Birth: She was born in 1909 in Minnesota.  

Description: In 1933 she was described as "our prize picture snapper, who carries pencils and papers and sketches around in her pockets."  

Pre-Colony History:  

Family Information: She married Howard Young on May 16, 1935 in Leesville, Louisiana.


Job in Colony: In June 1933 she was working on the evening crew preparing dinner along with Mrs. Swilley, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Collins, Anna Tabb and Nora Hewitt.

She also worked in the commissary for some time, but in December 1933 left that position to move into a new graphic arts studio where she did linoleum carvings for the colony print shop and to order.


Home in Colony:  

Other Info:  

Post-Colony History: She left the colony with a canvas-covered load of furniture in January 1936, going to California with her husband and his sister, Flora (Young) Campbell, and her family.

She was listed on the 1940 US Census living in Los Angeles with her husband and one daughter.

Death: She died in 1986 in San Bernardino, California.  

Sources: "Can We Cooperate" by Bob Brown; "Llano Colonist": June 4, 1933, December 2, 1933, April 7, 1934, February 23, 1935, January 4, 1936; US Census: 1940; US Naturalization Records 1840-1957 (Howard Young); California Death Index  

Left: Historic map which was done on linoleum by Florence Anderson for the April 7, 1934 issue of the Llano Colonist.

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