Museum the New Llano Colony

John B. Armacost, Sr.

Birth: He was born in 1869 at Pennsylvania.  

Family Information: Father of Jessie W. Armacost, John B. Armacost, Jr., and Roslyn G. Armacost.

In December 1931 he married Mrs. Etta Oberlitner in the presence of Mr. and Mrs. Banta and Mrs. Lee Fread at the home of Mr. Armacost. Dr. Irwin officiated.  


Pre-Colony History:  

Home in Colony: The 1930 US Census listed John (widowed) and his children as lodgers in the William Mizle home.

After his marriage to Etta in 1931, the family moved to the Anacoco sawmill unit.  

Job in Colony:

He worked as the foreman at the ice plant.

In February 1932 he and his second wife were running the colony boarding house (hotel), with the assistance of his youngest son, Roslyn. 

Other Info:  

Post-Colony History: In 1940 he was living in Washington with his second wife, Etta, and his son, John B. Armacost, Jr.

Death: He died in 1950 at Washington and was buried there.

Sources: "Llano Colonist": May 26, 1928, December 5, 1931; "Vernon Parish Democrat": February 7, 1929; US Census: 1930, 1940;  


Clipping from the Vernon Parish Democrat dated February 7, 1929.
Clipping from the "Vernon Parish Democrat" dated February 7, 1929.

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