Museum the New Llano Colony

T. Frank Brough


Family Information: Father of Margaret and William Brough.  


Pre-Colony History: He brought his daughter and son to the colony from Massachussets around November 1931.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: For the first year and a half after his arrival in the colony he was put on many jobs until someone said that he was needed at the hotel. "Sure," said Frank, "if that was how they felt about it." After that Frank did all the pot washing, a job that not all cared to handle.

In June 1934 he was washing the pots in the hotel dining room. In July 1934 he remarked that he'd been under three administrations in the kitchen -- first, the genial Cy Horney, a chef, who later went to the Gila unit; second, "King Cole" who often said "Lift them high like a tree"; and lastly, Chef Chet Page -- "Mexican Pete". At that point Mrs. Matz was about to resume charge of the hotel after spending a time at the bakery. 

Other Info: In April 1934 a lovely gathering was held at the home of Frank Brough, a New Englander, to "God-speed" the Fay family, also New Englanders, to Norfolk, Connecticut where they hoped to arrange their affairs over the next few months and return to the colony in the fall.

Attendees enjoyed music, games and a wonderful lunch. They included: Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Archer, Drs. Robert K. and Cecil C. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. George Matz, Mrs. Maki, Smith Sanford, DeForest Sanford, George Leevey, Wm. Bingham, Dennis Stanley, Forest R. Waters, Mary Emery and the Brough family, consisting of Margaret, William and Frank.

In May 1934 he held a party where Afton Lewis gave a Spanish dance which helped very much in the entertainment.

In 1935, he caught a ride to New Orleans with George Leevey so that he could enter the hospital there for medical treatment.  

Post-Colony History:  


Sources: Family Source: William Brough; "Llano Colonist": April 21, 1934, May 12, 1934, June 30, 1934, August 24, 1935  


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