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Vivian (Parker) Fread

Birth: She was born around 1907 in Indiana.  

Family Information: Daughter of Clarence and Mabel Parker.

Sister of Eugene, Genevieve, Cecil, Arthur, Oliver, Dorothy, Hazel and Marie Parker.

Wife of Warren Fread.

Mother of Clara, Warren, Jr. and Walter Fread. Another daughter, Dorothy was born after leaving the colony in Colorado. 

Description: In 1910 and '20 she still lived with her parents in Colorado.  

Pre-Colony History:  

Home in Colony: In 1930 she was living in the colony. 

Job in Colony: In July 1930 he and his wife were "smoothly running the domestic machinery, cooking savory meals, baking biscuits, pies and cakes, giving [colonists] iced tea, lemonade and coffee" at the Rice Ranch.  

Other Info: Her daughter, Clara, was born in 1927 and died in 1930 from a "summer complaint".  

Post-Colony History: In 1940 she was living in Colorado with Walter and Ida May Fread, along with her husband and their surviving children.  

Death: She died in 1987 and was buried in Colorado.  

Sources: US Census: 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940; "Llano Colonist": July 19, 1930, August 30, 1930;  


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