Museum the New Llano Colony

Robert Daugherty Alternate spelling Dougherty

Birth: He was bon in 1910 at Texas.  

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

Brother of Daisy, Eugene and Helen Joe Daugherty.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1910 he was living with his parents and siblings in Texas where his father worked as a farmer.

In 1920 the family was living 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 (with the exception of Robert who stayed at Longville until school was out for the year) back to the colony that very day.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: In June 1928 he and Busick handled the game at the finishing end of the line at the hardwood mill. He also worked on the wood-cutting crew at the sawmill along with James Swenson, George and Fred Jensen, Comrades Black and Hanson.

In July 1928 he and Lee Fread were running one of the ice trucks for the colony -- every morning they would start at the north end of Leesville and work their way south. Three days a week, the pair would make a trip to towns south of the colony after they'd finished in Leesville.

Other Info:  

Post-Colony History: In 1930 he was living in Pampa, Texas with his sister, Noel Thompson, and working as a telegraph clerk.

In 1940 he was living in Pampa, Texas with his wife, Marian, and step-daughter, and working as a laboratory assistant at a gasoline refinery.  

Death: He died in 1971 and was buried in Brazoria Cemetery at Brazoria, Texas. 

Sources: US Census: 1920, 1930, 1940; "Llano Colonist": May 12, 1928, May 19, 1928, June 30, 1928, July 7, 1928, July 14, 1928, July 28, 1928;  


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