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Ellen Jernberg (Alternate spelling Helen)

Birth: She was born in 1919 in Colorado.  

Family Information: Daughter of Fredric and Reka Jernberg.

Sister of Elmer, Ruth and Elsie Jernberg.  


Pre-Colony History:  

Home in Colony: In March 1929 the family moved out to the old Phillips place (at the Anacoco sawmill) and the Killian family took the house they'd been living in.

In 1930 the family was still living in a home inside the colony.  

Job in Colony:  

Other Info: She was often part of the program at the theater in 1929; A junior member of the Glee Club.

In May 1931 Miss Daisy Brown trained some dozen children to take parts in a little playlet called "The Census Taker" including Joe Blackshire as the father and Rachel Valleau as the mother; Blen Still played the census taker and the children were played by Jeanette Wooley, Ellen Jernberg, Iris Busick, Ernest Ogden, Bill Ogden, Andrew Parson, Liljean Corbett, Warren Roe, Leola Bays, Rozella and Quentin Quipp.

In 1932 she played the cornet in the newly organized Junior Orchestra which was being organized and taught by Fred Hamel.  

Post-Colony History: In 1947 her names was listed as Ellen Gates with the Social Security office, but in 2004 it was changed back to Ellen Jernberg.  

Death: She died in 2004 and was buried in Sterling, Colorado.  

Sources: "Vernon Parish Democrat": February 28, 1929; "Llano Colonist": March 2, 1929, May 30, 1931, December 10, 1932; US Census: 1930; US Social Security Applications and Claims Index;  


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