Museum the New Llano Colony

Isaac S. Keyes

Birth: Born around 1847 in Illinois.  

Family Information:  

Description: Of age eighty-four and some odd years at his death, he was alert mentally and physically beyond the average. It was thought he "justly deserve[d] greatful [sic] and lasting tribute for his unselfish and whole-souled devotion to the Llano movement."  

Pre-Colony History:  

Home in Colony: In the 1930 US Census he was listed as a lodger with the Leroy Graves family. He looked after the up-keep of his home garden and did his own housekeeping.  

Job in Colony: He worked in the planer mill in the colony and kept the place "cleared up and tidy." He often wrote articles for the "Llano Colonist" -- several poems from his pen were published and had considerable merit.  

Other Info: In 1928 he was one of the founding members of the local Conscientious Objectors Union; Theodore Atworth served as the first Secretary-Treasurer with O.E. Enfield serving as the President. The organization was planned to be international, composed of people who refused to go to war as a matter of conscience. Charter members included: Theodore Atworth, Mary H. Atworth, Emily H. Dougherty, I.A. Dougherty, Carl H. Gleeser, S. Weislander, Charlie C. Black, John Hight, Lowell H. Coate, W.A. Shutt, F.O. Jernberg, Reka Jernberg, Anna Tabb, Peter Kemp, F. Rosenburg, B. Wade Hewitt, Hamilton H. McClurg, W.J. Hoag, Theodore F. Landrum, C.N. Butts, Mary Snyder, George Snyder, Anna Garrett, Emma Shutt, M.A. Brattland, Richard P. Condon, Jr., Emily Swenson, W.J. Newman, George T. Pickett, Raymond DeFausell, S.E. Baldwin, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Molenar, Earl L. Bosch, Guy F. Rogers, Ora E. Newman, James J. Miller, Bert Busick, Mabel D. Busick, Ole Synoground, C.C. Mickey, Fred A. Jensen, Katie Mickey, F. Rahn and Isaac H. Keyes.  

Post-Colony History:  

Death: He died in September 1931 and was buried in the O'Banion Cemetery at the colony.  

Sources: "Llano Colonist": December 22, 1928, September 12, 1931; US Census: 1930  


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