Museum the New Llano Colony

Kenneth Thurman

Birth: He was born around 1911 in Texas.  


Pre-Colony History:  

Family Information:  

Job in Colony: In 1930 he was listed as an orchardist in the colony.  

Home in Colony: In 1930 he was listed as a boarder with the Bert Busick family.  

Other Info: In April 1928 Miss Wilson was teaching piano classes to several boys and girls in the colony. The members of the Boys' Harmonica Club had had six weeks of classes and included Carl Besse, Roslyn Armacost, Robert Roe, Charles Wichmann, Kenneth Thurman, Isom Shoemaker, Roy Swenson, Fred and Roscoe Busick.

Preparing for the May Day's entertainment in 1928 Anna Besse was presiding at the piano, accompanied by Peter Borg on the violin while Comrade Condon was practicing his song. Other performers were Kenneth Thurman and Comrade Tefteller. Also the orchestra under Bob Snyder, Mrs. Hewitt and Mrs. Busick.

He returned to the colony with DeForest Sanford in 1935 after leaving just a couple of weeks prior to take a job which hadn't panned out.  

Post-Colony History:  


Sources: US Census: 1930; "Llano Colonist": April 14, 1928, May 26, 1928, November 9, 1935