Museum the New Llano Colony

Mattie Turner


Family Information:  


Pre-Colony History:  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: In February 1936, she was working in the laundry with Harry Morgan and Mr. and Mrs. Cole.

In October 1936 Mrs. Watson was the foreman of the laundry crew along with Cy Horney, chief launderer; Charley Murray, his helper; Mattie Turner, Sarah Murray and Esther Brown, ironers; and Mrs. Hullinger, mangler. Cy also pressed the men's pants.

In October 1937 Horney, Mrs. Watson, Kerwin and Mrs. Turner were functioning as usual, being lucky enough to have steam to carry them through the two days of washing.

Other Info: For Christmas 1935 Mrs. Turner, Sarah Murray and Opal Murray, with Ben Clark to do the nailing, decorated the hotel dining room "most beautifully" with quantities of holly, paper chains and mottoes.  

Post-Colony History:  


Sources: "Llano Colonist": January 4, 1936, February 29, 1936, October 24, 1936, October 2, 1937


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