Museum the New Llano Colony

Helen Marjorie "Helen Joe" Dougherty Alternate spelling Daugherty

Birth: She was born in 1919 in California.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1920 she was living in California with her parents. In 1930 she was living in Illinois with her parents and siblings.  

Family Information: Daughter of Frank and Edna Dougherty; sister of Mary and Herbert Dougherty.


Job in Colony: In March 1929 the lunch was prepared and handed out by Margaret Hamel, Helen Joe Daugherty, and Miss Eggleston.

In July 1931 the veneer plant was going in full force with Johnny Dougherty, Long, Ole Synoground, Carl Bradshaw, George Jensen, Slaughter, Ray Bradshaw, Fred Hamel, Hoag and Roede on the job; as well as Bennie Brown, Jimmie Brown, Helen Joe Dougherty, Lucille Oberlitner, Rhea Mae Baldwin, George Maki and Jimmie Dix.

Also in July 1931 she and Dorothy Layer [sic] looked after the dining room during breakfast. In August of that year, breakfast was served by Verda Bradshaw, Bonnie Kemp, Lucille Oberlitner and Helen Joe Daugherty.  

Home in Colony:  

Other Info: She was often part of the program at the theater. In 1928 she spoke on Education during a program at the colony; that was followed by the song "Old Kentucky Home" sung by a group of girls including: Helen Joe, Iris Busick, Mary Gregorson, Myrtle Gregorson, Lynn Rogers and Vivian Busick.

In April 1929 she attended a birthday party held for Billie Busick (five years old) and Charlotte Hewitt (turning four) at the home of Mrs. Minnie Hewitt. In June 1929 she and Vivian Busick presented some highly artistic dancing, accompanied by orchestral music.

She attended Llano's second reception of 1931 in July of that year; she also attended the children's reception later that month.  

Post-Colony History: In 1940 with her mother (who had re-married following the death of her husband in 1933 to a Mr. Enderle, though he was not listed on the census with the family) and siblings and she was working as a cashier in a retail novelty store.  


Sources: Photo Archives; US Census: 1920, 1930, 1940; "Llano Colonist": October 6, 1928, March 23, 1929, April 27, 1929, June 15, 1929, July 4, 1931, July 11, 1931, July 18, 1931, July 25, 1931, August 15, 1931; "Vernon Parish Democrat": February 28, 1929  

Left Photo is labeled (spelled as labeled): "Grammar School - Clarence Fread, Myrtle Fread, Byrn Busick, Iris Busick, Vivian Busick, Reah Mae Baldwin, Lin Rogers, Mary Gregson, Helen Joe Dougherty, Warren Shoemaker, Myrtle Gregson".

Above Photo: Laundry Crew - Back Row (L to R) Mrs. Ole, Mickey, Laura Synoground, Allie Belle Hewitt, Dora Kemp; Front Row (L to R) Irene, Vivian and Helen Joe.