Museum the New Llano Colony

Ione Quipp  

Birth: She was born around 1925.  

Family Information: Daughter of Frank and Mona Quipp.

Sister of eight children: Franklin, Quentin, Rosella, Genevieve, Violet, Joy Ilane, Paul Leroy, and Sidney Eugene.  

Description: In 1935 she was described as a lovely girl.  

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:  

Other Info: In 1932, became a Nature Guardian of Louisiana when she agreed to protect the birds, flowers, trees and other natural resources of the state against wanton destruction.

In June 1934, a group of 2nd-4th grade children were taken to the Sabine River for a picnic by their teacher, Mrs. Lentz and Lloyd Potter in his Pontiac, into which the group of eleven all managed to fit. At the river, they went fishing and Lloyd rowed them across the river so each could get a handful of Texas soil to take back to Louisiana with them. They mixed the dirt with Louisiana soil for co-operation and brotherhood. They watched when a car honked its horn for the ferryman at Burr's Ferry and was taken across to Texas. For supper, they built a fire and had biscuits and eggs with strawberry jam. The group included: Dorothy Loutrel, Frances Peecher, Charlotte Hewitt, Ione, Lenin Tabb, Robert Peecher, Noel Lentz, Ernest Joynes, William Yost, Mrs. Lentz and Lloyd Potter.

The M.E. Church of Leesville joined with the colony to present a Mother's Day program at the colony theater in 1932. In the program, she participated in an acted poem called "Tatters".

In 1934, participated in the Kid Kolony track meet. In her age group (9-10 years) she jumped 4'11" in the standing broad jump; 2'6" in the running high jump; and 8'4" in the running broad jump.

In May 1936 some of the frequent visitors at the colony pool were May Gossett, Joanne and Ruth Wooley, Isabel Page, Ione,Genevieve, Violet and Joy Quippp.

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": January 2, 1932, April 14, 1934, June 2, 1934, June 22, 1935, May 16, 1936, July 10, 1937  


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