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Rosella Quipp (Alternate spelling Rozella)

Birth: She was born around 1920.  

Family Information: Daughter of Frank and Mona Quipp.

Sister of Franklin, Quentin, 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 1935 she was the Leesville reporter for the "Industrial Democrat" and made herself useful in many other ways. In December 1935 she was dispensing ice water in the service line at the hotel dining room.

Other Info: In May 1931 Miss Daisy Brown trained some dozen children to take parts in a little playlet called "The Census Taker" including Joe Blackshire as the father and Rachel Valleau as the mother; Blen Still played the census taker and the children were played by Jeannette Wooley, Ellen Jernberg, Iris Busick, Ernest Ogden, Bill Ogden, Andrew Parson, Liljean Corbett, Warren Roe, Leola Bays, Rozella and Quentin Quipp.

In 1932 she played the violin in the newly organized Junior Orchestra which was being organized and taught by Fred Hamel.

In 1933 she was elected Secretary-Treasurer for the Llano Junior Co-operators' Organization.

At a track meet of the Junior Co-operators Organization in 1933, she tied for fifth place in the high jump for her age group with a distance of 3'2".

In September 1934 Mrs. Potter directed an Indian version of the Cinderella story at the colony theater featuring her son, Lloyd Potter, Ruth Wooley, Rozella Quipp, Wanda Ware, Jane Lentz and Lenin Tabb.

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": May 30, 1931, December 10, 1932, February 11, 1933, April 15, 1933, March 31, 1934, September 29, 1934, June 22, 1935, December 7, 1935, July 10, 1937  


Clipping from the "Llano Colonist" dated May 6, 1933.

Clipping from the "Llano Colonist" dated March 31, 1934.

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