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William "Bill" Brough


Family Information: Son of Frank Brough.

Brother of Margaret Brough.  


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

Home in Colony: In January 1937 there was a re-shuffling of homes in the colony -- Bill had been occupying, alone, what was perhaps the largest residence in the colony, so he moved into the Crossland house while the Page family took his. 

Job in Colony: In April 1932 Mr. Goeke was setting out shrubs on the west and north sides of Harriman Circle with the assistance of Wayne Mahler, Archie Ogden and Willy Brough.

In December 1935 Mr. Quipp coaxed the old "farm-all" into working so a crew could thresh the peanuts, providing between 75 and 80 bushels of the 'goobers'. The crew consisted of Bill, Hoefel, Fortall and Quentin Quipp.  

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 16, 1932, April 21, 1934, July 14, 1934, December 7, 1935, January 30, 1937  


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