Museum the New Llano Colony

Erma Hayes

Birth: She was born around 1918 at North Dakota.  

Family Information: Daughter of Thea and Charley Hayes.

Sister of Leona (Hayes) Stevens and Helen (Hayes) Swenson.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1920 she was living with her parents and sisters in North Dakota. In 1930 she was living with her father and sisters in Vernon Parish, Louisiana.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: In 1932 Charley moved to the Rice Ranch where he would supervise the gardening and his pretty young daughters would help with the cooking and housecleaning.

In 1934 she was preparing vegetables and serving food at the hotel dining room, along with Mrs. Mahler and her daughter, Hulda, Miss Linderman, Mrs. Murray, Arlene Watson, May Gossett, Mary Harlow-Fay, Doris Layer and Erma Hayes.

In 1934, was among a group of high school girls including Iris Busick, Margaret Brough, Nona Crotts, Vivian Crossland, Rhea Mae Baldwin, Afton Lewis, Irene and Myrtle Maki, Crystal Schutz, Jeannette Woolley and May Gossett who reported to the orchard to help with berry picking.  

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Sources: US Census: 1920, 1930; "Llano Colonist": May 7, 1932, April 7, 1934, May 12, 1934, December 29, 1934, October 19, 1935  


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