Museum the New Llano Colony

Vinita Thurman



Pre-Colony History:  

Family Information:


Job in Colony: In April 1922 she was part of a group of students who helped out at the kindergarten that included Rosa Matz, Ruby Synoground, Laura Merrill, Nellie Kemp, Vinita Thurman and Mabel Synoground.

She also was part of a group of students including Margaret Kapotsy, Maxine Gaddis, Alice Jaques and Laura Synoground who were shelling peanuts at the store.

Plus she worked in the cafeteria -- shelling peanuts, setting tables, getting dinner together and washing dishes -- along with Albert Kapotsy, Alice Jaques, John Dougherty, Beulah Gaddis, Ruby Synoground, Laura Merrill, Laura Synoground, Margaret Seelye, Emma Kapotsy, Nellie Kemp, Margaret Kapotsy, Rachel Jaques and Dora Cryer.  

Home in Colony:  

Other Info: In April of 1922 Harry Bell performed the ditty "I Love a Lassie" in one of the theater programs assisted by a bevy of lovely girls consisting of Louise Belorahdsky, Rose Matz, Maxine Gaddis, Vinita Thurman, and Mildred Seelye.  

Post-Colony History:  


Sources: "Llano Colonist": April 15, 1922, April 22, 1922

Photo: Myrtle, Vinita, Ruth and Kathy. Winter, 1924. Horseback Riding