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Opal Ogden

Birth: She was born around 1926 in Arkansas.  

Family Information: Daughter of Archibald Yell "A.Y." and Elsie Ogden.

Sister of Raymond, Archie, Ernest and William. Half-sister of Winnie (Ogden) Dougherty (plus others who never lived in the colony.)  


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

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Other Info: In March 1934 Mr. Lewis, Dr. Cecil and Mrs. Fay took the first graders including: Joan Wooley, Opal Ogden, Violet Quipp, Blair Pickett, Roy Peecher, Martha Mahler and Martha Lentz to Leesville to give a demonstration of their singing to an audience that included around twenty-five Leesville teachers plus Superintendent Honeycotte.

Each child stood and introduced themselves as they did each morning, with name, address and rule. For example: My name is ...; I live in Newllano (Noo-yah-no); Vernon Parish, Louisiana, on Highway 171; My rule is the Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you." Mrs. Harlow-Fay then demonstrated her method of teaching with the children.  

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Sources: US Census: 1930; "Llano Colonist": March 31, 1934, April 7, 1934  


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