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Judson Raymond Rude


Family Information:   


Pre-Colony History: Prior to coming to the colony, he'd been a railway clerk from Pennsylvania.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: In 1932 he was a teacher in the colony.

In 1934 he was working in the colony planing mill, though he had also farmed and been in the chicken department.

In September 1937 Pickett was again in charge of colony affairs and he encouraged everyone to immediately begin planting as much as possible since immediate food production was paramount to the survival of the colony. Pickett stated that he would ensure the entire "Garden Forty" was plowed and disked, but asked every colonist to plant 1-2 acres each with fall crops. Otto Hoeffel, head of gardening agreed that the plan was a hit with him. Rude and Cy Horney immediately accepted responsibility for their plots.

Other Info: He sometimes played tunes on a saw for the theater programs.

In January 1932 teacher Judson Rude, sang a couple of numbers -- the words his own creation -- to which he accompanied himself on guitar. He next offered a number on the "Humbug" accompanied by Miss Evangeline Jaufroid.

In June 1935 Mrs. Hewett and her helpers, along with Horney and Rude were preparing lunch at the hotel dining room.

Post-Colony History:  


Sources: "Llano Colonist": January 2, 1932, January 27, 1934, June 22, 1935, September 11, 1937


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