Museum the New Llano Colony

Henry "Claude" Yost

Birth: He was born around 1873 in Illinois.  

Family Information: Husband of Inez Yost.

Father of William Yost

Description: On his draft registration card he was described as being of medium height, slender with brown eyes and hair.  

Pre-Colony History: In 1900 he was living with his parents and siblings in Texas. In 1910 and 1920 he was living with his first wife, Alice and their children in Texas while he worked as a traveling salesman.

In 1930 he was living with his wife, Inez, and son in Texas while he worked at a grocery store.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: In 1934 he was the foreman of the cabbage crate business. In January of that year he suffered an accident where almost the entire index finger of his right hand was badly torn by the saw. He was patched up and taken home, somewhat sick at the stomach, though he was expected to be fine in a short time.

In July 1934 he had charge of the filling station and the auto camp where all was kept neat and in apple pie order. The auto camp had one long building which sheltered four rooms in a row, with spaces between for autos.  

Other Info:  

Post-Colony History: In 1937 it was reported that he had left the colony recently, presumably with his wife and son.

In 1940 he was living with his wife and son in Leesville, Louisiana while working as a traveling salesman selling wholesale house furniture.  

Death: He died in 1943 in Texas.  

Sources: US Census: 1930, 1940; US Draft Registration: WWI; "Llano Colonist": January 27, 1934, June 2, 1934, July 14, 1934, August 24, 1935, June 19, 1937; Texas Death Certificate  


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