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Ruth Kingsbury


Family Information: Niece of Paul and Mary McComb.  


Pre-Colony History: Returned to the colony with her aunt and uncle in February 1929, driving all the way from New Orleans that day.  

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She was often part of the program at the theater; A member of the Glee Club.

In November 1928 Ruth, along with her aunt and uncle, returned to Florida to wind up their affairs and return to the Llano Colony as soon as circumstances would permit. They returned in February 1929, driving all the way from New Orleans that day.

In 1929 she sang second soprano as a member of the Senior Glee Club along with Ruth Shoemaker, Blanch Porter, Beatrice Jensen and Florence Aiton; first sopranos included: Kathleen Bridwell, Zelma De Fausell, Hope Shoemaker and Jennie Black; and alto was sung by: Gertrude Maki, Laura Synoground, Allie Belle Hewitt, Bonnie Enfield and Lois Brattland.

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.

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Sources: "Llano Colonist": November 10, 1928, March 2, 1929, April 13, 1929, April 20, 1929, June 8, 1929  


Newllano Highschool Girls Glee Club. Clipping from the "Llano Colonist" dated April 13, 1929.

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