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Raymond Ogden

Birth: He was born around 1918 in Arkansas.  

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

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


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

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: In 1931 he and Frank Quipp were hauling brick with a two-horse team for building a chimney on the tobacco barn.

In 1932 he and Lyle Layer drove the roustabout wagon to pick up the filled mail sacks from the print shop and deliver them to the railroad station. 

Other Info: In 1931 M.H. Atworth reported on a "Children's Reception" attended by Raymond, Archie and Bill Ogden. At the meeting, their father, Archibald, spoke about the matter of discipline and responsibilities of teachers and parents. Mrs. Atworth was of the opinion that parents who refused to cooperate should be asked to leave, along with their progeny, "to battle with conditions out in the wide, wide world and [she] knew the colony would be better off."  

Post-Colony History:  


Sources: US Census: 1930; "Llano Colonist": July 25, 1931, September 12, 1931, October 3, 1931, April 9, 1932  


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