Museum the New Llano Colony

Paul Ashlock

Birth: He was born in 1913 at Illinois.  

Family Information: Son of Mary and Whelo Ashlock.

Brother of Priscilla, Caleb, Ruth, Mark, Naomi and Coleman Ashlock.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1920 he was living in Illinois with his parents and siblings.

In March 1929 the family drove in from Illinois -- the father, mother and seven children all looked bright and healthy. Mr. Ashlock was a farmer and two of the boys were big enough to be good helpers.

Home in Colony: In 1930 he was living in the colony with his parents and six siblings. 

Job in Colony: In April 1929 he and his father and brother were hoeing cantaloupes and melons and helping with the corn.

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

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 Armacost, Jesse Armacost, 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 Houston, Texas with his wife Lucille and working as a laborer building roads.  

Death: He died in 1982 at Houston, Texas and was buried at San Jacinto Memorial Park.  

Sources: US Census: 1920, 1930, 1940; "Llano Colonist": March 2, 1929, April 20, 1929, June 8, 1929;  


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