Museum the New Llano Colony



Bertha Landon

Birth: Born around 1880 in Illinois.  

Description:  

Pre-Colony History:  

Family Information: The 1920 US Census listed Oren Borgeson as a boarder with Mrs. Landon.  

Job in Colony: Worked as a nurse in the colony hospital.

In July 1920, when two male colonists accidentally ate poisonous mushrooms, they hurried to the hospital where they received first aid from Mrs. Landon. She then called Dr. Jones who came from Leesville to give the proper remedies and the two were pronounced "out of danger."  

Home in Colony:  

Other Info: She was one of the members of the colony when George Pickett was first named General Manager.

In late July 1920, Mrs. Landon announced she would be leaving the colony to care for her aunt who was an invalid in California and required the attention of a skilled nurse.  

Post-Colony History: In 1928, Bertha Landon, from California, was a new subscriber to the colonist, so apparently she retained an interest in colony activities.  

Death:  

Sources: US Census: 1920; "Vernon Parish Democrat": July 22, 1920, July 29, 1920; "Llano Colonist": May 26, 1928, April 11, 1933 (Reprinted from the Colonist May 17, 1924)