Museum the New Llano Colony

Victor Svenson

Birth: He was born in Sweden around 1893. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1912.  

Family Information: Married Elma Wooster in 1920 while living in the colony.  


Pre-Colony History:  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: He worked at the colony shoe shop.  

Other Info:  

Post-Colony History: He and his wife left the colony in 1920, soon after their wedding, traveling first to Minneapolis, Minnesota where they went to bid bon-voyage to his brother who was leaving for Sweden, then on to an extended wedding journey through cities of the north west and Pacific coast.

In 1921 he was running a shoe repair shop at Los Angeles and were very comfortably situated, as they lived in rooms in back of the shop. Vic was playing saxophone in a "Swede Band".

In 1930 he attended a picnic of ex-colonists at Fullerton, California. Each brought a lunch, sufficient for his needs and the needs of several others. Long tables were arranged under the shade of the park trees. The coffee was furnished by Minnie Pickett and John Will saw to it that everyone was generously served. It was unanimously agreed to form an organization that would organize future semi-annual social gatherings for the group. Minnie Pickett was chosen secretary-treasurer and Dr. Robert K. Williams was appointed assistant secretary.

The picnic was attended by more than 65 ex-colonists including: Minnie Pickett, John and Frances Will and Dorothy, Lottie Brown, Professor Lowell H. Coates, Bert Engle, Victor and Alma Swanson and Elwin, Jess and Mildred Morris, Louis and Grace Petty, Louis and Jennie Conlin, Mrs. M.E. Babb, Norman and Ethel Johnson, Ernest and Pearl Wooster, H.L. and Guy Ward, Mrs. Clara Powers and son, George, Mrs. Ada Harper, Ethel Wright, E.E. Vaughn, J.H. Ryan, Val Brown and wife, Lottie Brown, Miss A.C. Austin, Walter Millsap, Jr. and his mother, Cara Millsap, Dr. Robert K. and Dr. Cecil C. Williams, E. Krause and family, John Van Nuland (who passed around a tub of Llano candy sent by Anton, and it was "great stuff" by all those who tasted it) Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Kilmer, Professor Lowell B. Coate, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. Charley Earl, Mr. and Mrs. Suhre, A.L Spann, Frederick R. Johnson, A. Hansig.

In 1930, he and Elma, along with their son Elwin and his mother-in-law, were living in Ventura, California.


Sources: US Census: 1910, 1920, 1930; "Vernon Parish Democrat": April 24, 1920, February 10, 1921; "Llano Colonist": May 10, 1930, August 1, 1931;  


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