Museum the New Llano Colony

Eugene "Gene" Daugherty Alternate spelling Dougherty

Birth: He was born in 1912 at Texas.  

Family Information: Son of Daisy D. and James L. Daugherty.

Brother of Robert, Daisy and Helen Joe Daugherty.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1920 he was living with his parents and siblings in New Mexico where his father worked as a farmer.

In May 1928 Comrade Daugherty and two sons, Gene and Robert, recently from New Mexico, but at the time living 40 miles south of the colony, visited the colony and found that it looked so good to them that Baldwin took a truck and brought the family back to the colony that very day.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: Shortly after his arrival at the colony he started helping on the cut-off saw at the hardwood mill. Later he was driving the trucks while Busick took care of the wood.

In June 1928 he and Ekstrom went to the Anacoco Creek sawmill where they were going to saw out all the lumber possible that week before the hardwood mill started again. Also, he spent some time that month hauling the materials from the mill to the cut-off saw crew.  

Other Info:  

Post-Colony History: In 1930 he was living in Kansas City, Missouri with his brother, Benjamin, and working as a linotype printer.

In 1940 he was living in Pampa, Texas with his wife Loretta Faye, and working as an accountant at a lumber company.  

Death: He died in 2005 and was buried at Brazoria Cemetery at Brazoria, Texas. His wife at the time was Marie Daugherty.  

Sources: US Census: 1920, 1930, 1940; "Llano Colonist": May 12, 1928, May 19, 1928, May 26, 1928, June 2, 1928; US SSDI;  


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