Museum the New Llano Colony

Edward Ranft

Birth: He was born in Missouri around 1864.  

Family Information:  


Pre-Colony History:  

Home in Colony: In 1935 he was living in the Newllano colony. In 1937 he had a room in the new hotel.  

Job in Colony: He was a bookbinder -- in 1934 he was binding the latest edition of "The Little Magazine."

In July 1934 the regular crew at the print shop included: Lloyd Potter, Harold and Mary Emery, Ben Low, Roy MacDonald, Anna Loutrel, George Leevey, Afton Lewis, Howard Stansbury, Mr. Ranft and Irene Hewitt.

Esther Allen, Mrs. Weatherwax and Bertha Richter helped out on the "Colonist" and "Democrat" days, plus both DeForest and Marvin Sanford could be seen there a good share of the time.  

Other Info:  

Post-Colony History: In 1940 he was living as a lodger with Rex K. Dell in a home in the unincorporated New Llano, Louisiana (site of the old colony).  


Sources: "Llano Colonist": July 7, 1934, September 8, 1934, May 1, 1937; US Census: 1940  


Edward C. Ranft

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