Museum the New Llano Colony

Margaret Brough


Family Information: Daughter of Frank Brough.

Sister of Bill Brough.  


Pre-Colony History: Came to the colony with her father and brother from Massachussets around November 1931.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: In April 1934 Chet Page took over in the hotel and announced that his breakfast cooks were Mrs. Maki, her daughters Myrtle and Irene, and Margaret Brough.

Later that year it appears that her main job was in the print shop; but also in June she volunteered to help out in the Oil and Mineral office by addressing post cards and was among a group of high school girls including Iris Busick, Rhea Mae Baldwin, Nona Crotts, Vivian Crossland, Erma Hayes, Afton Lewis, Irene and Myrtle Maki, Crystal Schutz, Jeannette Woolley and May Gossett who reported to the orchard to help with berry picking.

In May 1935 she was working in the hotel, on the breakfast shift with Cy Horney and Irene Maki.

In August 1935, she was taking care of the trade at the Coffee Shop located in the Industrial Building (this building also contained the Vernon Cash Store, the machine shop, garage and tin shop.)  

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.  

Post-Colony History:  


Sources: Family Source: William Brough; "Llano Colonist": April 7, 1934, April 21, 1934, May 12, 1934, June 2, 1934, July 14, 1934, September 8, 1934, May 25, 1935, August 24, 1935  


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