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Winnie (Ogden) Dougherty (Alternate spelling Daugherty)  

Birth: She was born in 1914 in Arkansas.  

Family Information: Daughter of Archibald Yell Ogden and Rose Willey.

Step-daughter of Elsie Ogden.

Half-sister of Raymond, Archie, Ernest, William, and Opal Ogden.

Married John Dougherty on July 13, 1931, officiated by Dr. Samuel Irwin of the Christian Commonwealth Community.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1920 she was living in Arkansas with her father, step-mother and siblings. In 1930 she was still living with parents and several siblings in Oklahoma.  

Home in Colony: In 1932, she and husband, John Dougherty, moved into the rooms vacated after his mother and the Skinner family moved into the Ole Synoground house (the Synogrounds having gone to Premont, Texas to run that unit).

Job in Colony: She often worked at the cannery, the candy kitchen, and preparing meals for the dining room.

In January 1931 Mrs. Hamel and Mrs. Powers, Lasky, Winnie Ogden, Ruth Kittle, Melvine Hullinger, Sylvia Tuber and Dad Bradshaw were rushing the candy work, making boxes, and finishing up the Christmas trade. Mrs. Hamel reported that more than $100 worth of candy had been shipped out that week.

In September 1931 she was working at the cannery, under charge of Mrs. Walter Fread, canning pears on shares.

In 1932 she was helping Madeline (Bradshaw) Van Buskirk make pecan candy while Florence Hamel worked nearby.

In April 1932 she was helping Katherine Neill, Mrs. Mahler, and Robert Crider serve breakfast at the hotel dining room.  

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, Myrtle and Irene Maki, Marguerite Killian, Iris Busick, Flora Young and Rhea Mae Baldwin.)  

Post-Colony History: In 1940 she was living with a new husband in Texas and their three children.  

Death: Died in 2000 in Texas.

Sources: US Census: 1920, 1930, 1940; "Llano Colonist": January 3, 1931, July 11, 1931, July 25, 1931, September 12, 1931, September 19, 1931, September 26, 1931, December 5, 1931, February 27, 1932, April 2, 1932, April 16, 1932, May 14, 1932, June 4, 1932, September 3, 1932;  


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