Museum the New Llano Colony

George Collins

Birth: Born around 1961 in Pennsylvania.  


Pre-Colony History:  

Family Information:  

Job in Colony: Worked as a mill wright in the colony. At the veneer plant in September 1931 Ike Jensen, Claude Allred, Carl Nelson and Ben Hewett were fishing the blocks out of the cooking vat and sending them up to George for Ernest Kimball and Fred Busick to peel, after which they were fed to the big veneer machine; while Roede's and Mrs. Killian's crews took care of the cutting and stacking.  

Home in Colony: In the 1930 US Census was listed as a lodger with the Bill Killian family.  

Other Info: In August 1936 Doc Williams, Roy Parson and Charley Derleth made a hasty run to Shreveport searching for a much-needed "dado" or groove cutting machine to be used, but none could be found. While there, they stopped to inquire after two colonists who'd been some time in the Shreveport hospital -- Mr. Collins and E.A. Bennett. It was too early for visiting hours, but they inquired of the head nurse and she assured them that both patients were doing finely.  

Post-Colony History:  


Sources: US Census: 1930; "Llano Colonist": September 5, 1931, August 8, 1936