Museum the New Llano Colony

Roy McLean Alternate spelling McClean


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Pre-Colony History:  

Home in Colony: In December 1932 those living at the Isle of Cuba Plantation (near Thibodeaux, LA) included: Sam Hall, Harry Morgan, Henry and Bennie Frahm, Beldon Lewis, F. Gossett, John Horney, Roy McLean, Mrs. Swilley and Mr. and Mrs. Perkins with their four children.

By the end of the month, the group had added Mrs. Gossett, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Shipman, Albert Wicks, Dolly McCullough, Jim Nash, Earl Swenson and Ranny Wells.

Job in Colony: In December 1932 was listed as one of the Isle of Cuba (near Thibodeaux, LA) workers.

In November 1933 he was repairing a falt tire on his ice truck when he dislocated his knee, requiring John Dougherty and Lionel Crossland to work on the route in his place.

Other Info: In November 1933 the weekly bridge club met at the new home of Mrs. Myrtle Bradshaw. Those present were Misses Ruth Shoemaker, Vivian Busick, Mary Lou Monk, Doris Layer, Rhea Baldwin, Lloyd Potter, Earl Swenson, Lionel Crossland, Roy McClean, John Dougherty and Fred Busick.

In the summer of 1934 many of the colonists wanted to commercialize the colony dances by charging admission to outsiders so they could hire bands to come. After several bitter debates on the subject, it was finally agreed that colonists could lease the Roof Garden on evenings when it wasn't being used by the colonists, hire a band and charge admission if they so desired. In July 1934 a group including John Dougherty, Roy McLean, Rhea Mae Baldwin, Lloyd Potter and Roscoe Busick did lease the facility for Friday July 20th when Tony Babin would play, and July 26 when they would have a Mexican orchestra. They announced that outsiders would pay an admission fee of 75 cents.

In December 1934 Walter Robison, Archie Ogden and >Ernest performed one of their Amos and Andy skits -- this time the skit was that Amos and Andy had a dry oil well in New Jersey; Andy planted some oil in the hole and then tried to sell stock in it, however, a government agent, in the person of Roy McClean stopped the deal and placed Andy under arrest.

Post-Colony History:  


Sources: "Llano Colonist": December 10, 1932, December 24, 1932, November 4, 1933, November 11, 1933, July 21, 1934, December 22, 1934  


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