Museum the New Llano Colony

J. William "Bill" Dean

Birth: He was born around 1871 in Kansas.  


Pre-Colony History: In Kansas he'd learned railroading and from there went on to an Indian agency. He then became a grain buyer for 19 years before reforming and coming to Llano.  

Family Information: Father of Kenneth Dean.  

Job in Colony: In January 1934 he was working in the planing mill and making plans to paint the old hotel, inside and out.

In August 1935, he was directing a crew of boys putting together the crates and running the nailer as they worked to fill an order at the crate factory.

In October he was running the crate factory by placing the slats on the moving apparatus in the proper order, along with A.M. Murray, Bert Busick, Bill Happel and Jack Murray

Home in Colony: In 1935 he and his son were living in the Newllano Colony.  

Other Info:  

Post-Colony History: In 1940 he and his son were living in a home in the unincorporated New Llano, Louisiana (site of the old colony).  


Sources: "Llano Colonist": January 27, 1934, August 24, 1935, October 3, 1936; US Census: 1940