Museum the New Llano Colony

Theodore "Ted" Landrum

Birth: He was born around 1859 in Alabama.  

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Pre-Colony History:  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: In December 1927 James Maxwell was working on Loutrel's ice plant crew, along with John Dougherty and Ted Landrum -- later in the month the same crew were doing repair work at the ice plant and building a new pump house on the bank of the creek just north of the general office -- they had the pump up, wires stretched and connected with the electric motor and at that time it was pumping water, giving a sufficient supply to the cooling tower at the ice plant, also supplying the laundry and steam plants.

In January 1929 Mrs. Besse was fixing up her kitchen with the help of Ted Landrum.

In 1930 he was working as the ice plant foreman.

In 1936 he was working in the electrical department and Kenneth Dean was helping him overhaul and repair the pump.  

Other Info: He was often part of the program at the colony theater -- in November 1927 he gave a humorous declamation that was much appreciated.

In 1928, he performed at a theater performance as part of a sextette which included Roscoe Busick, Turner, Fischer, McLane and Fred Jensen.

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.

In 1929 the theater program featured camera pictures of Llano, California and Newllano which were shown on a white screen while George Pickett paid tribute to the Auld Lang Syners who had been part of the pioneer days of the colony including: Peter, Dora and Harold Kemp; L. Roedemeister, Dad Thomas and Mr. Fox; Septer, Runa and Rhea May Baldwin; Chas. Anderson, Anton Van Nuland and Theo Landrum; Susan and Albert Moore; William and Mrs. Newman; Arthur, Donna, Donna 2nd and Dolores Goble; and George Pickett himself.

In April 1929 he attended a birthday party held for Billie Busick (five years old) and Charlotte Hewitt (turning four) at the home of Mrs. Minnie Hewitt.

In 1937 he met with several interested colonists to discuss garden needs that were soon going to need to be met. Also in attendance were Otto Hoefel, Israel Ginsberg, Boyd Bartlett, Forrest Waters, Ed Mansfield, E.O. Joynes, and Mr. Hayman of Leesville. 

Post-Colony History: In 1947 he attended a Thanksgiving dinner prepared by Mrs. Gussie Frusha for the old folks of New Llano. Attending were: Ed Mansfield, Ed Clark, Joe Noggles, F.R. Waters, Ed Merrill, S.E. Broyles, Ted Landrum, I. Ginsberg, Mrs. Martha Dougherty, Mrs. Ida N. Bartlett and Mrs. Alice Sontag.  


Sources: US Census: 1930; "Llano Colonist": November 10, 1927, November 26, 1927, December 10, 1927, December 17, 1927, December 31, 1927, July 14, 1928, December 22, 1928, January 12, 1929, March 9, 1929, April 27, 1929, November 7, 1936, February 13, 1937; "Leesville Leader": December 4, 1947  


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