Museum the New Llano Colony

Lois Enid Will 

Birth: She was born in 1908 at California.  

Family Information: Daughter of Frances and John Will.

Sister of Oramil and Roberta Will.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1910 she was living in California with her parents, brother Oramil and paternal grandmother.

The family joined the colony during the California years and made the move to Newllano, Louisiana with the body of colonists -- John rode in the auto caravan while Francis and the children rode the specially chartered train.  

Home in Colony: In 1920 she was living in Newllano, Louisiana with her parents and siblings. 

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Post-Colony History: In 1930 she was listed with her parents, siblings, plus Oramil's wife (Anna May) and a lodger as living in California and working as an organist for a Congregational church. That same year she was listed one of the lodgers with Daniel Plaisance (77) at Riverside, California as a teacher of the pipe organ.

In 1932 she married William Scott Graham at Yuma, Arizona, although it must have ended in divorce soon afterward, as he married again in 1938.

She was a registered Democrat in San Bernardino, California in 1938 and 1940 under her maiden name, which she was again using; and in 1948, 1952, 1954, 1956 and 1962 she was registered, still as a Democrat, but in Los Angeles, California.

Death: She died in 2010 at California and was buried at Vallecito Cemetery #1. Her last residence was listed as Temple City, California.  

Sources: Photo Archives; US Census: 1910, 1920, 1930; Arizona County Marriage Records; US SSDI;  


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.

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