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Jeanette "Jennie" Conlin Alternate spelling Ginny / Conlon

Birth: Born around 1887 in Kentucky.  

Family Information: Wife of Walter Conlin  


Pre-Colony History: Walter and Jennie married in June 1908 and in 1910 they were living in Fresno, California while he worked as a motorman for a street railway. They were living in the colony at Stables, Louisiana in 1918.  

Home in Colony: In 1922 she and Walter were getting settled in their new home where Minnie Pickett used to live.  

Job in Colony:  

Other Info: In 1922 they returned to the colony, along with Bill Gilbert from California where they'd been working in the cooperative movement for some time.

In May 1930 she attended a picnic of ex-colonists at Fullerton, California. Each brought a lunch, sufficient for his needs and the needs of several others. Long tables were arranged under the shade of the park trees. The coffee was furnished by Minnie Pickett and John Will saw to it that everyone was generously served. It was unanimously agreed to form an organization that would organize future semi-annual social gatherings for the group. Minnie Pickett was chosen secretary-treasurer and Dr. Robert K. Williams was appointed assistant secretary.

The picnic was attended by more than 65 ex-colonists including: Minnie Pickett, John and Frances Will and Dorothy, Lottie Brown, Professor Lowell H. Coates, Bert Engle, Victor and Alma Swanson and Elwin, Jess and Mildred Morris, Louis and Grace Petty, Louis and Jennie Conlin, Mrs. M.E. Babb, Norman and Ethel Johnson, Ernest and Pearl Wooster, H.L. and Guy Ward, Mrs. Clara Powers and son, George, Mrs. Ada Harper, Ethel Wright, E.E. Vaughn, J.H. Ryan, Val Brown and wife, Lottie Brown, Miss A.C. Austin, Walter Millsap, Jr. and his mother, Cara Millsap, Dr. Robert K. and Dr. Cecil C. Williams, E. Krause and family, John Van Nuland (who passed around a tub of Llano candy sent by Anton, and it was "great stuff" by all those who tasted it) Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Kilmer, Professor Lowell B. Coate, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. Charley Earl, Mr. and Mrs. Suhre, A.L Spann, Frederick R. Johnson, A. Hansig.

Post-Colony History: In 1930 Walter and Jennie were again living in California, now in San Bernardino where he worked as a poultryman.  

Death: Died in June 1937 in San Bernardino, California.  

Sources: Photo Archives; Indiana Marriages; US Census: 1910, 1930; "Vernon Parish Democrat": June 3, 1922; "Llano Colonist": May 27, 1922, May 10, 1930; California Death Index;  


Standing left - Walter Conlin; Sitting - Ginny Conlin, Frank Newman; Right standing - Earl Rowe; Front standing - Norma Newman and doll (Big Lollie - she also had a small doll called Kinda Lollie).

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