Museum the New Llano Colony

Howard Roy Stansbury

Birth: He was born in 1921 at Tampico, Tamaulipas, Republic of Mexico.  

Family Information: Son of May Dathene (Roach) and Howard Steele Stansbury.

Brother of Mary Elizabeth Stansbury.  

Description: In 1942 he weighed 148 pounds, had a ruddy complexion, blue eyes and brown hair and was 5'10" tall.  

Pre-Colony History: In 1930 he was living in Fulton, Kentucky with his parents and sister.  

Home in Colony: In January 1937 there was a re-shuffling of homes in the colony -- the Stansburys took a home that had been vacated by the Ike Price family, right in the heart of the village. Lionel and Vivian Crossland took theirs.  

Job in Colony: In August 1935, he was part of a crew of boys putting together the crates and running the nailer as they worked to fill an order at the crate factory.

Other Info: He was a member of the junior band organized in 1934; members included Joe (Lentz), Billy (possibly Busick or Ketchen), Byron (Busick), Ernest (could be Ogden or Joynes), Jimmy (Dix), Bill Quinton, Howard, Clarence (Fread), Jack (Lewis or Barnette), Sylvester (Watson) and Lenin Tabb.  

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

In 1942 he was living in Beaumont, Texas and working for R.D. Armistead. His next-of-kin was his father, Howard Steele Stansbury. He married Vivian Nelson Burges around 1945.  

Death: He died in 1969 at Beaumont, Texas and was buried there at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  

Sources: US Consular Report of Children Born to American Parents; US Census: 1930, 1940; "Llano Colonist": July 7, 1934, September 22, 1934, July 13, 1935, August 24, 1935, January 30, 1937; US Draft Registration: WWII; Texas Death Certificate;  


Clipping from the "Llano Colonist" dated August 21, 1937.

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