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Harry Ribbing

Birth: He was born in 1893 at Kansas.  

Family Information: Son of Augusta and John Herman Ribbing.

Brother of Florence, Esther (Ribbing) Brown and William H. Ribbing who probably didn't live in the colony.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1900 he was living in Missouri with his parents and siblings.

In 1930 the family was living in Michigan.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: In August 1933 he was helping a crew of men chop wood for the kitchen stove. The crew included: Comrade Slaughter, Dad Lloyd, Harry Ribbing, Nichols, Lindwall and Bingham. John Hight was among them, but not having poor sight, pleaded exemption due to sore feet. Shortly afterwards he was reported hot-footing towards Leesville.

In January 1936 the boilers "resumed operation" with A.M. Murray in charge, William Heath, Ben Clark and Rufus Murray firing; general assistant, Harry Ribbing.

In February 1936, A.M. Murray and Ed Brown, were on the morning shift, keeping the steam engine running to supply power to the industries, while Rufus Murray and Heath took the afternoon shift. Schow and Harry Ribbing kept them supplied with fuel.  

Other Info:  

Post-Colony History: In 1940 he was living in Vernon Parish, Louisiana with his parents.  


Sources: Photo Archives; US Census: 1900, 1930, 1940; "Llano Colonist": August 5, 1933, January 18, 1936, February 29, 1936  


(L to R) Harry Ribbing, Esther Ribbing Brown, Agusta Swenson Ribbing, John Herman Ribbing

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