Museum the New Llano Colony

Walter J. Gregson

Birth: He was born in 1868 in North Carolina.  

Family Information: Father of Anna (Gregson) Loutrel.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1870 and 1880 he was living in North Carolina with his parents and silblings.

In 1900 he was living in North Carolina with his parents and wife and working as an Attorney-at-Law. In 1910 he'd been widowed and he was living with his two daughters in North Carolina with his "own income".  

Home in Colony: In 1930 he was listed as a boarder with the Curtis Palmer family  

Job in Colony: In April 1928 the orchard crew included Hewett, Atworth, Bergold, Linkletter, Mardfin, Hough and Gregson.

In June 1928 the orchard crew, including Bergold, Mardfin, Gregson, Atworth, Hough and Rosenberg, were looking after the orchards and picking plums. New trees had been planted, though budding and grafting was to be done later, and crops had been planted between the trees and a new vineyard had been started.

Later that month, Roe and Bergold turned their teams over to Tom Davidson, the farm manager, who was making good use of them in the farm fields.

In November 1928 the syrup-making crew included: Mardfin, Hough, Bingham, Silberman and Rahn who were topping the cane (cutting the seed off for chicken feed); Comrade Gregson who was feeding the cane crusher; Dixon who was placing the cane upon the feeding table; Ward Shoemaker who was carrying the toppers over to Dixon's platform; and Joe Turner who was doing the evaporating.

In December 1928 Waters, McClurg, Ross Brannon and Hopkins, with three teams and wagons, started hauling peanuts to the dairy where the thresher was located. Roe and Enfield got the thresher and Fordson tuned up and as soon as the nut supply began to arrive Com. Gregson started to feed the machine and the work was on. They stayed with the job until almost six o'clock and finished up. Of course, Van Nuland, our dairy man, and some of the boys did their bit in completing that job which had been slated to take two days.

In 1930 he was working as a laborer on the poultry farm.

Other Info:  

Post-Colony History: In 1940 he was living in North Carolina with his daughter, Anna, her husband Homer Loutrel and their three daughters.

At the time of his death in 1953 he was working as a bookkeeper.  

Death: He died in 1953 in North Carolina of coronary occlusion and arteriosclerotic heart disease. He was buried in Asheboro City Cemetery in North Carolina.  

Sources: US Census: 1870, 1880, 1900, 1930, 1940; North Carolina Death Certificates; "Llano Colonist": April 21, 1928, June 9, 1928, November 10, 1928, December 15, 1928;  


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