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Docia Cryer (Pirkle)

Birth: Born in 1895 in Vernon Parish, Louisiana.  

Family Information: Daughter of Dan and Leah Cryer.

Sister of Denver, Dover, Dora and Dawson Cryer.


Pre-Colony History: In 1900, 1910 and 1920 she was living on a farm in Louisiana with her parents and siblings.

In March 1922, when Dan decided he couldn't "stand the competition any longer" he brought his family to live in the colony.  

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Other Info: She sang a solo at one of the colony theater productions in April 1922 and it was reported to be a splendid treat.  

Post-Colony History: At some point before her death she married Joe Jernigan Pirkle.  

Death: She died in Alexandria, Louisiana in July 1968 and was buried in Winn Parish, Louisiana.  

Sources: US Census: 1900, 1910, 1920; "Llano Colonist": March 18, 1922, March 25, 1922, April 22, 1922;  


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