Museum the New Llano Colony

George Taylor

Birth: He was born around 1884 in Indiana.  

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Description: In 1930 he was described as a well-fed looking gentleman who didn't look the least bit like a down-trodden capitalistic wreck, but more like a prosperous business man.  

Pre-Colony History:  

Home in Colony: The 1930 US Census lists him as a lodger in the William Mizle home.  

Job in Colony: In April 1929 he and Carl Besse were building a brooder house west of the hotel. The plans had been made after consulting with Mrs. Grantham (manager of the Fairview Poultry Farm at Slagle, LA) and Mr. Mimms (the agricultural extension agent of Leesville, LA) and called for it to be 20'x48'.

In June 1929 he, Olsen and Condon were putting in some extra work on the south side of the warehouse where they were replacing some of the old pine shingles with cypress.

The 1930 census lists him as a salesman in the colony. In March of that year he was taking candy from the colony to sell in nearby towns. The colony was building a special delivery truck for his use so he could "go out looking like ready money" -- the body was built at the planing mill, the metal work done by Mr. Hoag in the tin shop and the upholstering done by Mr. Bingham.  

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Sources: "Llano Colonist": April 27, 1929, June 29, 1929, March 29, 1930; US Census: 1930  


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