Museum the New Llano Colony



Bill Ogden

Birth: He was born around 1925 in Arkansas.  

Description:  

Pre-Colony History: In 1930 he was living with his parents and siblings in Oklahoma.  

Family Information: Son of Archibald Yell "A.Y." and Elsie Ogden.

Brother of Raymond, Archie, Ernest and Opal Ogden. Half-sister of Winnie (Ogden) Dougherty (plus others who never lived in the colony.)  

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

Home in Colony:  

Other Info: In May 1931 Miss Daisy Brown trained some dozen children to take parts in a little playlet called "The Census Taker" including Joe Blackshire as the father and Rachel Valleau as the mother; Blen Still played the census taker and the children were played by Jeanette Wooley, Ellen Jernberg, Iris Busick, Ernest Ogden, Bill Ogden, Andrew Parson, Liljean Corbett, Warren Roe, Leola Bays, Rozella and Quentin Quipp.

In 1931 M.H. Atworth reported on a "Children's Reception" attended by Raymond, Archie and Bill Ogden. At the meeting, their father, Archibald, spoke about the matter of discipline and responsibilities of teachers and parents. Mrs. Atworth was of the opinion that parents who refused to cooperate should be asked to leave, along with their progeny, "to battle with conditions out in the wide, wide world and [she] knew the colony would be better off."

In 1932, he became a Nature Guardian of Louisiana when he agreed to protect the birds, flowers, trees and other natural resources of the state against wanton destruction.  

Post-Colony History:  

Death:  

Sources: US Census: 1930; "Llano Colonist": May 30, 1931, July 25, 1931, January 2, 1932, August 24, 1935