Museum the New Llano Colony

William Yost

Birth: He was born around 1924 in Texas.  

Family Information: Son of Inez and H.C. Yost.

Nephew of Lester Caves and cousin of his children - Leon and Esta Caves.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1930 he was living with his parents in Texas.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: In August 1935, was part of a crew of boys putting together the crates and running the nailer as they worked to fill an order at the crate factory.  

Other Info: In June 1934, a group of 2nd-4th grade children were taken to the Sabine River for a picnic by their teacher, Mrs. Lentz and Lloyd Potter in his Pontiac, into which the group of eleven all managed to fit. At the river, they went fishing and Lloyd rowed them across the river so each could get a handful of Texas soil to take back to Louisiana with them. They mixed the dirt with Louisiana soil for co-operation and brotherhood. They watched when a car honked its horn for the ferryman at Burr's Ferry and was taken across to Texas. For supper, they built a fire and had biscuits and eggs with strawberry jam. The group included: Dorothy Loutrel, Frances Peecher, Charlotte Hewitt, Ione Quipp, Lenin Tabb, Robert Peecher, Noel Lentz, Ernest Joynes, William, Mrs. Lentz and Lloyd Potter.  

Post-Colony History: In 1940 he was living with his parents in Leesville, Louisiana.  


Sources: US Census: 1930, 1940; "Llano Colonist": June 2, 1934, August 24, 1935  


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