Museum the New Llano Colony

Melvina (Hullinger) Allred Alternate spelling Alred

Birth: She was born in 1915 in Pennsylvania.  

Family Information: Daughter of George and Annie Hullinger.

She married John Allred September 2, 1931 while living in the colony.

In June 1932 "the newest colonist" (their daughter) was born. They named her Anna May Allred - "the mother [was] doing well, the father [was] happy and all [was] fine."  


Pre-Colony History: She came to the colony with her parents around 1930 from Pennsylvania.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: In January 1931 Mrs. Hamel and Mrs. Powers, Lasky, Winnie Ogden, Ruth Kittle, Melvine Hullinger [sic], Sylvia Tuber and Dad Bradshaw were rushing the candy work, making boxes, and finishing up the Christmas trade. Mrs. Hamel reported that more than $100 worth of candy had been shipped out that week.

In May 1931 the dining room girls were Gladys Wilkerson, Florence Case, Ruth and Stella Kittle and Melvina Hullinger and they saw that the tables were made and kept clean and shiny.

In June 1931 she helped Mrs. Stevens, Sr. prepare and serve the evening lunch.

Later that month she was working at the laundry along with a crew that included her mother, Annie Hullinger, and future mother-in-law, Etha Allred.

In September 1931 one hundred fifty sacks of beans and peas were picked in the forenoon by a volunteer crew of men, women and children. The crowd gathered a little after 7 am and was divided into different crews to look after different fields; by 11:30 the job was done. Volunteers included: Killian, Butts, Lloyd, Baldwin, Waters, Doc Williams, Quentin, Fred Busick, Roscoe Busick, Byron Busick, Vivian Busick, Graves, Webb, John Allred, Melvina Hullinger, Fred Levan, Goeke, Eldred, Tom Farrell, Claud Allred, Earl Swenson, Mackie, Frank Collins, George Collins, Boydelatour, Cleve Campbell, Mr. Caves, Clarence Long, Harry Rennick, Dee Kurtz, Pittman, Edminster, Walter Fread, Clarence Fread, Mrs. Herron, Woodruff, J.W. Gilbert, H.M. Wood, Winegar, Bert Moore, Lindwall, Ole Synoground, Rohr, Carnahan, Hoens, Mrs. Wooley, John Neill, Robert Roe, Warren Roe, Nesnow, Bartrum and B. Stevens.

In early 1932 she was washing the dishes and silver in the hotel dining room.  

Other Info: She and John returned early in 1932 from western Texas, where they had been visiting relatives for some time.  

Post-Colony History: In 1940 she, John, and their two children were living in Texas while she worked as a housekeeper in a private home.  

Death: She died in 1969 in Texas.  

Sources: US Census: 1940; "Llano Colonist": January 3, 1931, May 16, 1931, June 6, 1931, June 20, 1931, September 5, 1931, September 12, 1931, February 20, 1932, February 27, 1932, March 5, 1932, March 19, 1932, June 11, 1932;  


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