Museum the New Llano Colony

Norman Bays

Birth: He was born in 1921 at Oklahoma.  

Family Information: Son of John T. and Lillian Bays.

Brother of Lenna and Leola Bays plus Ila and Johnny Dale.  

Description: In 1942 he was described as being 6'4" tall and weighing 195 pounds; he had a light complexion with hazel eyes and blond hair.  

Pre-Colony History: In 1930 he was living with his parents and older sisters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: In July 1931 the "Busy Beavers" consisting of Vivian Busick, Irene Hewitt, Jeannette Wooley, Jane Lentz, Wanda Self, Iris Busick, Norman Bays, Phillip Lentz, Kenneth Dean, Archie Ogden, Ernest Ogden, Byron Busick, Jimmie Dix, George Maki and Lyle Layer, under the leadership of Mrs. Killian, gathered Himalayan berries at the orchard in the morning and in the afternoon picked blackberries out of the woods. 

Other Info:  

Post-Colony History: In 1940 he was living in Oklahoma City with his parents and two younger siblings. and working as an assistant to his father in a private lab.

In 1942 he was living in Washington. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in November of that year and was released from service in November 1945.  

Death: He died in 2003 and was buried at Resthaven Gardens Cemetery at Oklahoma City.  

Sources: US Census: 1930, 1940; "Llano Colonist": July 11, 1931; US Draft Registration: WWII; Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File  


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