Museum the New Llano Colony

Ida "Big Ida" Cole



Pre-Colony History:  

Family Information: Married to Ed Cole.  

Job in Colony: In 1933 she and Mrs. Watson were assistants to Mrs. Matz who was in charge of preparing the noon-day meal at the hotel.

In May 1936 she and Ed, along with Mrs. Minnie Hewitt and Charlotte, Mrs. Bondell Banta, Mrs. White, Mrs. Hardy, Ed Mansfield, Harold Emery helped prepare for the first reception of the summer season that was held in the Roof Garden.

In 1936, she was working in the laundry with Harry Morgan, Mr. Cole and Mrs. Turner

Home in Colony: Moved into the house with Mr. and Mrs. Bohnstedt, then noticed that they were also "Ed" and "Ida", so the Cole's became "Big Ed" and "Big Ida" while the Bohnstedt's remained only plain "Ed" and "Ida".  

Other Info: In 1936, accompanied Mrs. Bohnstedt to the hospital when she had a slight operation on her ankle.  

Post-Colony History:  


Sources: "Llano Colonist": December 23, 1933, February 29, 1936, May 30, 1936