Museum the New Llano Colony

Mentley Still

Birth: He was born around 1879 in California.  


Pre-Colony History:  

Family Information: Husband of Anna Still.

Father of Craig, Thomas and William Still.  

Job in Colony: In 1930 was working as a mechanic in the colony shop.

While living in the colony, he devised a clutch for retrieving a large nut that had dropped into the new well-hole located near the colony hospital and hotel, saving the colony a bad delay and heavy expense.  

Home in Colony: Comrade Still was blind, but worked as a mechanic in the colony shop. He said he "should be utterly miserable were he not permitted to use his hands for constructive work," and his only eyes were in the tips of his fingers.  

Other Info:  

Post-Colony History: Left the colony with his family around 1932 and went to Lancaster, Pa. where he carved wooden belt buckles and button which were in vogue then.  


Sources: US Census: 1930; "Llano Colonist": November 16, 1929, February 29, 1936