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Alonzo "Tot" Wooley (Alternate spelling Woolley)

Birth: He was born in 1914 in Indiana.  

Family Information: Son of Alonzo W. and Jennie Wooley.

Brother of Dannie, Jeanette, Ruth, Ross and Joan and Robert Wooley.

In 1936 he returned from Grand Prairie, Texas, where he had been engaged in the printing business. Soon, a pretty, little maiden -- Dorothy Fay Combs -- arrived from that same town. She turned up at the print shop, then went around to the Wooley house. Pretty shortly, the pair were on their way to Leesville where Justice Williams tied the knot that never severs with DeForest Sanford and Louise Adler for witnesses. 


Pre-Colony History: In 1930 he was living in Indiana with his father.  

Home in Colony: In July 1936 he and Dorothy began fixing up a love nest all by their lonesome, moving into the house formerly occupied by Chauncey and Birdie DuProz.  

Job in Colony: In December of 1933 he was riding the oil well truck atop a load of derrick material along with other Sunday volunteers including Alonzo Woolley, Frank Bowling, Ralph Page, Charles Bates, Claude Long and Raymond Campbell.

In 1936 he was one of the valued employees in the colony print shop under DeForest Sanford.  

Other Info: In 1936 he and his friend, Woodrow Colmes, from Great Prairie, Texas visited the colony.  

Post-Colony History:  

Death: He died in 1995 in Florida.  

Sources: US Census: 1930; "Llano Colonist": December 23, 1933, May 16, 1936, June 13, 1936, July 4, 1936, July 25, 1936; Florida Death Index  


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