Museum the New Llano Colony

Ernest Joynes  

Birth: He was born in Pennsylvania around 1924.  

Family Information: Son of Sarah and Ed Joynes.

Brother of Robert and Ashton "Paul" Joynes.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1930 he was living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his parents.  

Home in Colony: In 1935 he, his parents and siblings were living in the Newllano colony.  

Job in Colony:  

Other Info: In 1931, while he was in second grade, he was part of the cast of "Fisherman's Luck" at the colony theater.

In June 1934, a group of 2nd-4th grade children were taken to the Sabine River for a picnic by their teacher, Mrs. Lentz and Lloyd Potter in his Pontiac, into which the group of eleven all managed to fit. At the river, they went fishing and Lloyd rowed them across the river so each could get a handful of Texas soil to take back to Louisiana with them. They mixed the dirt with Louisiana soil for co-operation and brotherhood. They watched when a car honked its horn for the ferryman at Burr's Ferry and was taken across to Texas. For supper, they built a fire and had biscuits and eggs with strawberry jam. The group included: Dorothy Loutrel, Frances Peecher, Charlotte Hewitt, Ione Quipp, Lenin Tabb, Robert Peecher, Noel Lentz, Ernest, William Yost, Mrs. Lentz and Lloyd Potter.  

Post-Colony History: In 1940 he was living with his parents and brothers in a home in the unincorporated New Llano, Louisiana (site of the old colony).  

Death: He died in 2004, his last residence being in Maryland.  

Sources: US Census: 1930, 1940; "Llano Colonist": September 19, 1931, June 2, 1934; US SSDI  


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