Museum the New Llano Colony

Emma "Aunt Em" Literal


Family Information:  


Pre-Colony History: In February 1931 she was listed under the New Subscribers and Renewals column in the "Llano Colonist," living in Iowa at the time.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: She worked in the colony cannery. In September 1931 the cannery was under the charge of Mrs. Walter Fread and her crew, including Aunt Em, was canning pears on shares.  

Other Info: At the time of her death it was reported that she'd lived in the colony for a long time and been an invalid for quite a number of months past.  

Post-Colony History:  

Death: She died in January 1934 and was buried in the colony cemetery.

There was quite an assemblage at the funeral services which were conducted in the open space east of the school houses.

A short oration was delivered by Professor E.G. Brown, followed by appropriate singing by members of the colony, including Mrs. Fay and Dr. Williams.  

Sources: "Llano Colonist": February 21, 1931, September 12, 1931, September 19, 1931, January 27, 1934 


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