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Robert "Bob" J. Kittle

Birth: Born around 1880 at Kentucky.  

Family Information: Father of Stella, Robert, Carl, Ruth, Virginia, Gladys and Donald Kittle.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1930 he was living in Kentucky with his children and working as a miner in a clay mine.

Mr. Kittle arrived in the colony in September 1930, with "quite a bunch of youngsters" -- they had come from Kentucky in an auto. He informed the colonists that where he came from cows were selling for a dollar a head.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: Shortly after his arrival in the colony he joined the crew cleaning the lumber yard, preparing a place to build the new community house. In October 1930 he joined the crew at the planing mill that included Cleve Campbell, Szpila, Rand, Rickey, Thomas and Parsons.

In January 1931 he was doing cabinet work along with Briggs, Thomas and Parsons. In February he was busy in the saw corner, sharpening circular saws.

In June 1931 the crew at the planing mill under the direction of Cleve Campbell included George Collins, Kittle, Harry Renick, Claude Allred and Isom Shoemaker.  

Other Info: In June 1931 the Kittle family and Comrade Hiatt gave an exhibition of the square dance much to the enjoyment of the crowd. Also Robert, Jr. entertained with three numbers on his guitar while his father demonstrated a "clog".  

Post-Colony History:  


Sources: US Census: 1930, 1940; "Llano Colonist": September 20, 1930, January 3, 1931, February 28, 1931, June 6, 1931, June 13, 1931, June 20, 1931  


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