Museum the New Llano Colony

Victor Gaddis

Birth: Born around 1912 in Texas.  

Family Information: Son of Joseph and Louise Gaddis.

Brother of Beulah and Maxine Gaddis.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1920 he was living in Matagorda, Texas with his parents and two sisters.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: In March 1922 the crew at the print shop included Mrs. Cantrell and Rose, Comrades Buck, Gleeser and Newman with assistance from students C. Shutt, Maxine and Victor Gaddis, Albert Kapotsy and Arthur Montrose.

In April 1922 he was still part of a group of students who helped out at the print shop that included his sister, Maxine, Clarence Shutt and Albert Kapotsy.  

Other Info:  

Post-Colony History: The family left the colony around 1930 and moved to Illinois (Chicago). They kept in touch by sending letters and donations, but it doesn't appear the entire family returned until April 1933 when Beulah returned to marry Max Beavers, and then it was only for a short visit.  


Sources: US Census: 1920; "Llano Colonist": March 25, 1922, April 22, 1922, November 5, 1927; June 2, 1928; August 25, 1928; June 28, 1930; August 16, 1930; June 20, 1931; April 8, 1933  


Beulah and Victor Gaddis in Chicago.

(L to R) Victor and Beulah Gaddis with John Daughterty in Chicago.

(L to R) Louise and Joseph Gaddis, Nellie (Kemp) and Paul Bradshaw, Victor and June Gaddis, Alex and Beulah (Gaddis) Davidson - July, 1953, Chicago.

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