Museum the New Llano Colony

Cletus Killian

Birth: Born around 1915 in Texas.  

Family Information: Son of Edna and William F. Killian.

Brother of "Dub" and Marguerite Killian.  


Pre-Colony History:  

Home in Colony: In March 1929 the Jernberg family moved out to the old Phillips place (at the Anacoco sawmill) and the Killian family took the house they'd been living in.  

Job in Colony:  

Other Info: In June 1929 the parish superintendent presented diplomas to the graduates of grade school including: Allie Belle Hewitt, Lois Brattland, June Enfield, Ruth Kingsbury, Paul Ashlock, Caleb Ashlock, John Armacost, Jesse Armacost, Roslyn Armacost, Elmer Jensen, Roy Swenson, Royal Thompson, Fred Busick, Robert Roe, Cletus Killian and Pauline Eggleston.

Post-Colony History:  

Death: He died in 1935 at the Killian home in Leesville at the age of 20 from tuberculosis after many months of illness. He was buried in the Leesville cemetery after a funeral service at the Killian home, conducted by the Methodist minister.  

Sources: US Census: 1930; "Llano Colonist": March 2, 1929, June 8, 1929, November 9, 1935  


(L to R) Bennie Wade Hewitt, John Daugherty, John Alred, (Dub) Killian, Cletus Killian.

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