Museum the New Llano Colony

William F. "Bill" Killian

Birth: Born about 1883 in Alabama.  


Pre-Colony History:  

Family Information: Husband of Edna "Killie" Killian.

Father of "Dub", Cletus and Marguerite Killian.  

Job in Colony: In March 1929 he plowed up the land where Mrs. Enfield hoped to build the Kid Kolony garden.

The 1930 US Census lists him as a teamster for the colony.  

Home in Colony:  

Other Info: In October 1931 an old-time musical melange was gotten up by Bill Killian, who played alto on his fiddle while Comrade Banks, who is an old-time showman, played the first fiddle, Les Caves strummed the guitar and Claud Long picked the mandolin. Their snappy numbers were much enjoyed, and a repeat number had to be given.


Post-Colony History:  


Sources: Photo Archives; US Census: 1930; "Llano Colonist": March 16, 1929, October 3, 1931  

Center: William F. Killian at Colony, 1930 -- possibly the Tourist Camp in the background.

Right: Edna and William F. Killian in Harriman Circle with Roof Garden in background.