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Phillip "Phil" Ellison


Family Information: He had no family with him in the colony, but was a friend of the Jaufroid family, from Covington, LA.  


Pre-Colony History: He was a recent member in December 1932 when he offered a very nice surprise by tapping his way up the steps and onto the stage at the theater to the rapid music on the piano by Mrs. Brannon. His tap dancing was so good that he had to put on some other fancy steps.

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Other Info: In January 1932 Mrs. Raicoff and Phillip Ellison did some "Back Seat Driving" at the colony theater, which was very funny; Mrs. Raicoff being the back seat driver, told the chauffeur that she would let him know if it was raining, after he had stuck his hand out a half-dozen times. The encore brought a "laff."

In February 1932 Sam Klette took Bernie Stevens back to the Rice Ranch. Along with him were Mrs. Jaufroid, Louise Jaufroid, Mrs. Adams, Phillip Ellison and young Robert Roe. The Jaufroid family was going to Covington, Louisiana, where their furniture had been stored; the furniture would be brought back to the colony by Sam, though Mrs. Jaufroid and Phillip would stay for awhile to visit friends.  

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Sources: "Llano Colonist": January 2, 1932, January 9, 1932, February 27, 1932  


Clipping from the "Llano Colonist" dated February 27, 1932.

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