Museum the New Llano Colony

Comrade Gill


Family Information:  

Description: He had a broad smile and flowing beard, which "flow[ed] as regularly as an artesian well".  

Pre-Colony History: He came to the colony from Oakland, California  

Home in Colony: In December 1930 a house was being built for he and Comrade Price "some 300 to 400 yards to the south of the hospital". They wanted to enlarge their family to help fill the extra space in the home and were hoping to find a man and wife who would be glad to use the extra rooms and help make a home for the two comrades, giving a family touch and a woman's care.

In 1931 they lived in the house known as the Bachelor House, built for them near the Banta family. Mr. and Mrs. Bohnstedt lived there with them to help them keep house.

Job in Colony:  

Other Info: In 1931 he attended a birthday party for General Manager George Pickett at the Roof Garden.  

Post-Colony History:  


Sources: "Llano Colonist": August 1, 1931, October 3, 1931, July 9, 1932


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