Museum the New Llano Colony

Myrtle Maki

Birth: She was born around 1928 in Minnesota.  

Family Information: Daughter of Mary Maki.

Sister of Milton, Willhart, Gertrude, Irene and George Maki.  


Pre-Colony History:  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: In June of 1932 she helped Mrs. Killian and her "busy beavers" make peanut butter. The helpers were Doris Layer, Vivian Busick, Irene Maki and Marguerite Killian.

In 1933 she and Vivian Busick were assisting Mrs. Maki in serving "rice and fruit in the morning as always."

In April 1934 Chet Page took over in the hotel and announced that his breakfast cooks were Mrs. Maki, her daughters Myrtle and Irene, and Margaret Brough.

In 1934, she was among a group of high school girls including Iris Busick, Margaret Brough, Nona Crotts, Vivian Crossland, Erma Hayes, Afton Lewis, Irene Maki, Rhea Baldwin, Crystal Schutz, Jeannette Woolley and May Gossett who reported to the orchard to help with berry picking.

In June of 1934 she volunteered to help out in the Oil and Mineral office by addressing post cards. 

Other Info: She was one of 16 girls who wound the broad ribbons round the Maypole at Llano's birthday party in 1932 (other dancers included Nellie (Kemp) Bradshaw, Laura (Synoground) Swenson, Ruth Shoemaker, Sylvia and Ruth Tuber, Verda Bradshaw, Hortense Self, Esta Caves, Helen Emry, Vivian Busick, Irene Hewitt, Winnie (Ogden) Dougherty, Irene Maki, Marguerite Killian, Iris Busick, Flora Young and Rhea Mae Baldwin.)  

Post-Colony History:  


Sources: Family Source: Irene Maki Harper, Chuck Harper; Llano Colonist: May 14, 1932, June 16, 1932, December 23, 1933, April 7, 1934, May 12, 1934, June 2, 1934; US Census: 1930  


Banta home in background -- Standing R to L is Rachel Valleau, Mrs. Mary Maki and Irene Maki; Sitting in front is Myrtle Maki.

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