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Charles Jaufroid

Birth: He was born in 1882 at Louisiana.  

Family Information: Son of Charles and Theodora Jaufroid.

Brother of Dora (Jaufroid) Adams, Eveline Jaufroid and adopted brother of Louise Jaufroid.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1900 and 1920 he was living with his parents and sisters at Covington, Louisiana; in 1920 he was working as a clerk.

In 1930 he was still living in Covington, Louisiana -- at that point with his mother and sisters and working as a merchant in a grocery store.

He and his family came to the colony in August 1931. They were brought in by Miss S.J. Reader, a teacher of the Sophie Wright High School of New Orleans. Miss Reeder was a staunch believer in the Llano movement and as a kind friend of the Jaufroids and Mrs. Adams made possible their trip to Llano and generously used her new car and paid all expenses as her donation to the good work.  

Home in Colony: In October 1931 he was building sleeping porches on the house occupied by the family, located north of the Banta residence.

Also in October 1931 Larson and Shorty Barrett were working to finish the roof on the Jaufroid house which had been "gaping to the sky" for several days. The rush was occasioned on account of the rainy appearance of the sky.  

Job in Colony: In October 1931 he was cleaning up around the industrial department and doing a good job. He also, along with Dan Wooley, helped Bartlett build a log cabin in the center of the garden. Everyone was wondering who Bert Bertino would put in it.

In January 1932 he and Boyd Bartlett, Toivo Koylion and Harry Heller went out every morning to the Hoag place and worked on building a hennery. John Neal wanted to clear up the brooder house for new chickes and was ready to fill the new house, when completed, with Rhode Island Reds.

In February 1932, the orchard crew consisting of Dore, Jaufroid and Bishop, was given a most interesting dissertation on horticulture, the way trees grow, the root system, etc. by Hewett. Overhearing the lecture, Doc Williams found that pruning involved more than just cutting off limbs.

Later that month the orchard was "looking fine" due to good work being done by Hiatt, Skinner, Dore and Jaufroid.

In March 1932 the Welfare League discussed a "war of extermination" on flies, mosquitoes, roaches, rats, mice and all other pestiferous insects and rodents. They voted unanimously to support Chas. Jaufroid, sanitary officer in the colony, in his efforts to rid the community of pests.

In April 1932 he had made a mark in the sanitary department. Though it was a hard and difficult job, he went about it with apparent ease, and had done a lot of painting, refurbishing, purifying and cleaning of outhouses, lavatories, etc. Doc Williams assured readers that Charley had taken his work seriously, much to the satisfaction of everyone.  

Other Info: In August 1931 he contributed $1 to the George T. Pickett Memorial Fund which colonists were collecting to build a new home for the General Manager.  

Post-Colony History: In 1940 he was living with his older sister, Dora King, in Covington, Louisiana and was the owner of a retail grocery.  


Sources: US Social Security Applications and Claims Index; US Census: 1900, 1920, 1930, 1940; "Llano Colonist": August 15, 1931, October 10, 1931, October 31, 1931, January 16, 1932, February 6, 1932, February 27, 1932, March 19, 1932, April 16, 1932, April 30, 1932, May 14, 1932, May 21, 1932  


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