Museum the New Llano Colony

Mabel (Synoground) Beavers

Birth: She was born at Fresno, California in 1910.  

Family Information: Daughter of Ole and Lillie Synoground.

Sister of Ruby, Clifford, Laura and Buddy Synoground.

Married William J. Beavers while living in the colony. In February 1921 they welcomed a baby daughter, Billie Lee Beavers, to the Synoground home.  


Pre-Colony History: She arrived, with her parents and siblings, at the colony in 1918 and was one of the members of the colony when George T. Pickett was first named General Manager.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: In April 1922 she was part of a group of students who helped out at the kindergarten that included Rosa Matz, Ruby Synoground, Laura Merrill, Nellie Kemp, Vinita Thurman and Mabel Synoground.

She also helped out at the candy shop along with Mildred Seelye, Beulah Miller, Margaret Seelye, Beulah Gaddis and Chas. Miller.  

Other Info:

Post-Colony History: In 1930 she was living in Chicago with her husband and daughter, brother Clifford Synoground family, brother-in-law Max Beavers, and Clarence Shutt.

In 1940 she was living in Leesville, LA with her husband and children.  

Death: She died in January 2005 at her home in Leesville, LA and was buried at the Leesville Cemetery.  

Sources: Photo Archives; Martha Palmer Notes; "Llano Colonist": April 22, 1922, February 12, 1931, March 3, 1933 (Story of Llano), April 11, 1933 (Reprinted from the Colonist May 17, 1924); "Leesville Leader": January 23, 2005; US Census: 1930, 1940;  

Llano children involved in the 1918 play, "Pandora": (Front row L to R) Ross Brown, Mabel Synoground, Lois Will, unknown, Roberta 'Pete' Will, Mary Bellrawski, Ruby Synoground, John Dougherty; (Back row L to R) Irene Brown, Nellie Kemp, Rosa Matz, Elizabeth Brown, Mr. Cryer and his sister Dora Cryer.

Synoground family (sitting) Lillie Synoground (middle row L to R) Ruby, Laura and Mabel Synoground (back row L to R) Clifford and Ole Synoground.

The Beavers family (L to R) Mabel, Sonny, Bill, Billie Lee.

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