Museum the New Llano Colony



Homer Loutrel

Birth: Born in Missouri March 20, 1892.  

Description: Long and lanky.  

Pre-Colony History: Came from California to the colony with his parents in January 1922.  

Family Information: Son of E.H. Loutrel and Estelle Loutrel.

Met Anna Gregson while living in the colony. They married on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 1925 at the courthouse in Leesville, LA. They were accompanied by W.J. Gregson, Estelle (Bailey) Loutrel, Ole Synoground and Gudrun Baldwin.

Father of Dorothy, Ruth, Sarah Helen and Judith Loutrel.

 

Job in Colony: He often had to make repairs to the colony's Fairbanks Twins generators; he was the chief electrician for the colony; he also ran the projector at the theater.

In May 1922 Loutrel, assisted by C. Shutt, Dover Cryer, Warren Fread and Truman Benthal put up electric poles, wires, etc. and prepared to wire the houses to provide electric lights throughout the colony.

He also installed an internal telephone system for the colony in March 1923.

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Post-Colony History:  

Death: He died May 29, 1974.  

Sources: Family Source: Ruth Loutrel Summey, Linda Arthurs; "Llano Colonist": May 27, 1922, October 29, 1927, August 23, 1930, March 18, 1933, March 25, 1933; "Vernon Parish Democrat": February 2, 1922; "Can We Cooperate" by Bob Brown; US Census: 1930  

Left: Anna and Homer Loutrel at the New Llano depot.

Center: (L to R) C.R. Peecher, Homer Loutrel and unknown colonist. At the "old electric shop" with the Roof Garden in background.