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Virginia Kittle

Birth: She was born in 1921 at West Virginia.  

Family Information: Daughter of Robert "Bob" Kittle.

Sister of Stella, Robert, Carl, Ruth, Gladys and Donald Kittle.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1930 she was living in Kentucky with her father and siblings.

Mr. Kittle arrived in the colony in September 1930, with "quite a bunch of youngsters" -- they had come from Kentucky in an auto. He informed the colonists that where he came from cows were selling for a dollar a head.  

Home in 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.  

Other Info: At a theater program in May 1931 Francis Wilkerson and Virginia Kittle put on the "Paper Pin Dance" directed by Wanda Self.

In June 1931 the Kittle family and Comrade Hiatt gave an exhibition of the square dance much to the enjoyment of the crowd. Also Robert, Jr. entertained with three numbers on his guitar while his father demonstrated a "clog".  

Post-Colony History: At some point she married John H. Stevens.  

Death: She died in 2012 and was buried at Rose Hill Burial Park and Mausoleum at Ashland, Kentucky.  

Sources: US Census: 1930, 1940; "Llano Colonist": September 20, 1930, May 30, 1931, June 6, 1931;  


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