Museum the New Llano Colony

Sara (Dell) Joynes

Birth: She was born in 1892 at Pennsylvania.  

Family Information: Married to Ed O. Joynes.

Mother of Ernest, Robert Dell and Ashton "Paul" Joynes.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1900 she was living in McKeesport, Pennsylvania with her parents and siblings where her father was a brick molder.

In 1930 she was living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband and eldest son.  

Home in Colony: In 1935 the family was living inside the Newllano Colony.  

Job in Colony: In June 1931 the midday meal was prepared and served by the Mesdames Lentz, Long, White, Corbett, Nesnow, Parsons, Hardy, Joynes and the Misses Stella Kittle, Bays and Caves. Frances Wilkerson and Virginia and Ruth Kittle gathered the trays which Mrs. Wright was kept busy wiping for repeated service.

In September 1931 she helped Mittlebuscher and the Mesdames Raicoff and White prepare dinner at the hotel dining room.  

Other Info:  

Post-Colony History: In 1940 she and her husband, with their three sons, were living in a home in the unincorporated New Llano, Louisiana (site of the old colony).  

Death: She died in 1987 with her last recorded residence being in Maryland.  

Sources: US Census: 1900, 1930, 1940; Virginia Marriages; "Llano Colonist": June 6, 1931, September 9, 1931; US SSDI  


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