Museum the New Llano Colony



Elsie Ogden

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Description:  

Pre-Colony History: In 1920 she was living in Arkansas with her husband, Archibald, and their children. In 1930 the family was living in Oklahoma with three of the children listed in 1920, plus four additional ones.  

Family Information: Married to Archibald Ogden.

Mother of Raymond, Archie, Ernest, William, and Opal Ogden; step-mother of Winnie (Ogden) Dougherty (plus more who never lived in the colony.)  

Job in Colony: In January and April 1934 she and Nona Crotts were preparing the supper (evening) meal at the hotel dining room -- in January it was due to the absence of Mrs. Richter who was nursing a bad foot.

In June she and Iris Busick were in charge of the dinner meal which was served by Iris, Mrs. Watson and Crystal Schutz with Arlene Watson at the bread counter while Lafe Murray served the water.

In 1936 Harry Morgan was in charge of the laundry and his helpers included Mrs. Clark, Katie Belle and Ila Goans, Mrs. Ribbing, Mrs. Ogden and Mrs. Swilley

Home in Colony:  

Other Info: She sang in the choir at Gus Kretzschmar's funeral in December 1934.  

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Sources: US Census: 1920, 1930; "Llano Colonist": January 20, 1934, April 7, 1934, June 30, 1934, December 22, 1934, January 18, 1936