Museum the New Llano Colony

Frederick "Frank" P. Atwood

Birth: He was born in 1867 at Iowa.  

Family Information: Husband of Bertha Atwood.  

Description: In November 1930 he was described as "good, fat Atwood."  

Pre-Colony History:  

Home in Colony: In February 1930 he and Mrs. Atwood moved into one of the new auto camp houses and felt quite cozy. Mr. and Mrs. Graves moved into their old apartment in the west wing of the girls' dormitory as soon as it was vacated.  

Job in Colony: He worked as a gardener for the colony -- in November 1929 he was head of the garden group and had Comrade Davis on the Hiatt team plowing; with Mardfin picking vegetables; Shutt, Hartman and Ruth hoeing; Miss Watson was picking green beans and Mrs. Garrett had a group of little folks picking beans out on the farm.

Due to the large amounts of rainfall in November 1929 he gave the G.M. (Pickett) an order for frog eggs, as he thought that weather conditions were favorable for a fine crop. In December he thought he would abandon the idea of the frog farm.

In April 1930 fresh vegetables were a regular thing on the table and still in October 1930 he and Bert Bertino were working in the gardens and bringing along the Fall truck in splendid fashion.  

Other Info:  

Post-Colony History: He and Bertha left the colony in February 1931.  

Death: He died in 1944 at Minnesota and was buried at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Emily, Minnesota.  

Sources: US Census: 1930; "Llano Colonist": September 22, 1928, November 2, 1929, November 16, 1929, November 23, 1929, December 14, 1929, February 15, 1930, April 12, 1930, May 31, 1930, October 25, 1930, November 22, 1930, February 28, 1931, October 12, 1935; "Vernon Parish Democrat": February 13, 1930;  


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