Museum the New Llano Colony

Donna (Spencer) Goble

Birth: Born in 1900 in Ohio to John C. Spencer and Bessie Fitch.  

Family Information: Wife of Arthur Goble.

Mother of Donna, Jr. and Dolores Goble.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1910 she was living in California with her parents and younger brother, Harold.

In 1920 she was living with her husband and baby daughter, Donna Jr., in California.

In October 1928 the Goble family, along with Bill Newman and his wife, drove into the colony to again take up work the Llano Way. Many colonists remembered them as they had been colonists ten and more years before.  

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Job in Colony: Worked as a hair stylist in the colony; in March, 1929 she had been so busy that she needed to take a few days off to rest.  

Other Info: Weekend visitors at the Rice Ranch in early 1929 included "Curly" Goble, his mother, wife and two daughters. They enjoyed a meal featuring a large, fat goose.

In 1929 the theater program featured camera pictures of Llano, California and Newllano which were shown on a white screen while George Pickett paid tribute to the Auld Lang Syners who had been part of the pioneer days of the colony including: Peter, Dora and Harold Kemp; L. Roedemeister, Dad Thomas and Mr. Fox; Septer, Runa and Rhea May Baldwin; Chas. Anderson, Anton Van Nuland and Theo Landrum; Susan and Albert Moore; William and Mrs. Newman; Arthur, Donna, Donna 2nd and Dolores Goble; and George Pickett himself.  

Post-Colony History: In 1940 she was living with her husband and youngest daughter in California.  

Death: Died in 1992 in Oregon.  

Sources: Ohio Births and Christenings Index; US Census: 1910, 1920, 1940; "Vernon Parish Democrat": February 28, 1929; March 7, 1929; "Llano Colonist": October 20, 1928, January 19, 1929, March 9, 1929; Oregon Death Index; US SSDI;  


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