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Louise Jaufroid

Birth: She was born around 1912 in Louisiana.  

Family Information: During the family's time in the colony, she had been reported to be the adopted daughter of Theodora Jaufroid and sister of Dora Adams, Charles and Eveline Jaufroid.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1930 she was living in Covington, Louisiana with her adoptive mother and siblings.

She and her 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 Charles 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:  

Other Info: 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.

In September 1932 she departed for the Terrebonne unit along with other family members including Mrs. Dora Adams, Eveline and Garfield Miller. A farewell party was held at the home of T.F. Brough. Also attending were Ed Blank, Wm. Bingham, John Aiton, George Taylor, Harry Irwin, Joe Krug, Mrs. Neal, T.F. Brough and his children Billy and Margaret.

Warren Fread delivered the four, along with Sam Hall and a load of household effects, equipment and seed to the lower unit. They left the colony very early in the morning, so left their "au revoir" on the blackboard of the hotel porch.  

Post-Colony History: In 1940 she was listed as "Louise Miller" and living in Covington, Louisiana with her adoptive mother (Theodora) and sister (Eveline) -- although in 1940 Eveline Miller (by that point "widowed") was listed as her mother.  


Sources: US Census: 1930, 1940; "Llano Colonist": August 15, 1931, October 31, 1931, February 27, 1932, September 10, 1932, September 24, 1932  


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