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Franklin Quipp

Birth: He was born around 1917.  

Family Information: Son of Frank and Mona Quipp.

Brother of Quentin, Rosella, Genevieve, Ione, Violet, Joy Ilane, Paul Leroy, and Sidney Eugene.  


Pre-Colony History:  

Home in Colony: The Quipp family lived on the first land cleared by colonists after their arrival in Louisiana in 1917; it was located west of the Llano cemetery. In 1935 the crops looked good -- the berries had been gathered that morning, beans looked thrifty, tomato vines loaded down with large fruit, corn yielding roasting ears and sweet potato vines that promised a good harvest.  

Job in Colony: In December 1932 he was listed as one of the Rice Ranch (near Elton, LA) workers.

In 1935 he was working in the ice plant.  

Other Info: In 1932 he played the clarionet in the newly organized Junior Orchestra which was being organized and taught by Fred Hamel.  

Post-Colony History: In July 1937 the family sent a postcard to Ruth Jernberg in the colony to say that they'd finally reached their destination at Spooner, Wisconsin after they'd left a month prior.


Sources: "Llano Colonist": December 10, 1932, June 22, 1935, July 10, 1937  


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