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John B. Armacost, Jr.

Birth: He was born in 1912 at Nebraska.  

Family Information: Son of Myrtle (Keith) and John B. Armacost.

Brother of Jessie W. Armacost and Roslyn G. Armacost.

Step-son of Etta (Oberlitner) Armacost


Pre-Colony History:  

Home in Colony: The 1930 US Census listed the family as lodgers in the William Mizle home. 

Job in Colony: In July 1928 he was working with Hamel in the mornings -- they took a load of ice in one of the trucks to the south part of Leesville -- then Hamel would go to the garage where he had charge of the repair work on colony autos and trucks while John found work on the wood job.

In June 1929 he, Elmer Jensen, Carl Besse, and Paul Ashlock were pulling beets and carting them to the hotel and cannery.

In October 1930 he was on the crew turning logs into lumber as rapidly as the saw mill would cut it. Other colonists on the crew were Comrade Haering, Comrade Stevens, George and Fred Jensen, Peterson, Shepherd, Jesse Armacost, Wilkerson and Ernest Kimball.

In February 1932 he was one of the truck drivers for the colony.  

Other Info: In June 1929 the parish superintendent presented diplomas to the graduates of grade school including: Allie Belle Hewitt, Lois Brattland, June Enfield, Ruth Kingsbury, Paul Ashlock, Caleb Ashlock, John, Jesse and Roslyn Armacost, Elmer Jensen, Roy Swenson, Royal Thompson, Fred Busick, Robert Roe, Cletus Killian and Pauline Eggleston.  

Post-Colony History: In 1940 he was living in Washington with his father and step-mother and working as a hired laborer on a dairy farm.  

Death: He died in 1984 at Washington and was buried there.  

Sources: "Llano Colonist": July 28, 1928, June 8, 1929, October 11, 1930, February 20, 1932; US Census: 1930, 1940;  


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