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Rose Bingham

Birth: She was born in 1867 at Kentucky.  

Family Information: Wife of William Bingham.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1900 she and William were living in New York.

In 1920 and 1921 they were living in Los Angeles where he was listed as an upholsterer on the 1920 US Census plus the 1920 and 1921 issues of the Los Angeles City Directory. She was listed in the city directories as a seamstress.

She and her husband were early members of the colony (around 1917 or 18 - perhaps they hadn't wanted to make the move to Louisiana?), then lived in Los Angeles for about 10 years. In August 1928 they arrived at the Louisiana colony to re-join the Llano movement.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: At the food products plant in November 1928 Pete Hanson, Anna Tabb, and Mrs. Bingham shelled the beans used to make the colony's coffee substitute.  

Other Info: In March 1929 she and her husband left the colony to make their home in California where Mrs. Bingham would be with relatives who they felt could care for her infirmities better than could be done here.

Three weeks later, in May 1929 they returned, "well satisfied that the Highlands of Louisiana [we]re preferable to Atascadero, Calif."

She must have moved to the sanitarium at Pineville, Louisiana soon after their return, because in January 1930 William was called to that location where she "had been for some months." Unfortunately, Rose had "passed into the great beyond ere he arrived and was laid to rest in the Pineville Cemetery."  

Post-Colony History:  

Death: She died and was buried in 1930 at Rapides Parish, Louisiana.  

Sources: US Census: 1900, 1920; Los Angeles City Directory: 1920, 1921; "Llano Colonist": August 25, 1928, November 10, 1928, May 11, 1929; "Vernon Parish Democrat": March 28, 1929, January 30, 1930; Louisiana Statewide Death Index  


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