Museum the New Llano Colony



Maxine Palmer

Birth: Born around 1917 in Wisconsin.  

Description:  

Pre-Colony History: First came to the colony in October 1929 with her parents and siblings and there were a lot of them -- possibly 10-11 in the group. They arrived in a covered truck which might be called a house, that Comrade Palmer had built for himself.

In 1932, the Palmer family is reported to have returned to the colony after having left almost two years before -- this time the group included the parents and six children. They came from Minnesota.  

Family Information: Daughter of Curtis and Mary Palmer.

Sister of Ted, Alford, Jesse, Marie, Lue and baby Lile Palmer.  

Job in Colony: In May 1930 she helped the Mesdames Oberleitner, Hewett, Kimball, Hardy, and Lacefield; the Misses Lois Thompson, Bonnie Mason, Florence Case and Rhea Mae Baldwin; and the Messrs. Petersen, Wichman and DeBoer serve dinner under the direction of Mrs. Walter Fread.  

Home in Colony: In May 1930 the family moved to one of the poultry farms.  

Other Info: Contributed a recitation during a theater presentation in January 1930.  

Post-Colony History:  

Death:  

Sources: "Llano Colonist": November 2, 1929, January 25, 1930, May 3, 1930, May 17, 1930, November 12, 1932; US Census: 1930