Museum the New Llano Colony

Lee "Brooks" Merrel

Birth: He was born in 1914 at Arkansas.  

Family Information: Son of Sidney and Sally Merrel.

Brother of Monroe, Lorene, Lucille, Ernestine and Maxine Merrel.  

Description: In 1941 he was 69" tall and weighed 154 pounds.  

Pre-Colony History: In 1920 he was living in Arkansas with his parents and siblings. In December of that year he, along with his mother and siblings arrived in the colony to join his father, coming from Harrison, Arkansas.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: In April of 1922 he was part of a group of students who worked in the garden along with Emma Kapotsy, Bennett Babb, Dover Cryer, Roscoe Busick, Fred Busick, Clifford Synoground, Harold Kemp, Dawson Cryer, Charles Lee and Max Beavers.

Other Info: In 1941 he enlisted in the US Army at Jacksonville Army Air Field. He was married at the time and listed his education as three years of high school; skilled in mechanics and general repairs.  

Post-Colony History:  

Death: He died in 1995 and was buried at Pollock, Louisiana.  

Sources: US Census: 1920, 1930; "Vernon Parish Democrat": December 23, 1920; "Llano Colonist": April 22, 1922; US Army Enlistment Records: WWII;  


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