Museum the New Llano Colony

Clarence Clyde "C.C." Mickey

Birth: He was born in 1887 in Iowa.  

Family Information: Married to Katie Mickey.

Step-father of Ray, Myrtle and Mary Gregorson.

Description: In 1917 he was described as being of medium height and slender build with gray eyes and dark hair.  

Pre-Colony History: In 1900 he was living in Missouri with his parents. In 1920 he was divorced and working as a piano tuner while living with his parents in Nebraska.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: In 1927 he was delivering ice. In July 1928 he and Croxall ran the ice route that supplied the business houses of Leesville. When that job was done for the day, he worked on the Commercial work of the colony while Croxall spent the rest of his day in the garden, sawing ice or at the cannery.

In November 1929 he was appointed as postmaster at Newllano to succeed the late Robert B. Snyder.  

Other Info: He was often part of the theater programs; in November 1927 he was part of a program composed chiefly of instrumental and vocal music by himself, Mesdames Louise Gaddis, Anna Besse and Ruby Nesnow and Messrs. Max Beavers, Harry Nesnow and Price.

In May 1928 two visiting musicians -- W.L. Ferris and O.L. Owens of Leesville -- collaborated with the colony orchestra which consisted of: Robert Snyder, leader; George T. Pickett, Roedemeister, Ben Roe, Raymond Faussel, Joseph Gaddis, Louise Gaddis, Billy DeBoer, C.C. Mickey, Peter Borg, Max Beavers, Warren Fread, Guy Rogers, Florence Roe and Anna Besse, pianiste.

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 February 1929 the colony orchestra consisted of Violins: Guy Rogers, William Bingham, Albert Wichmann, Warren Fread, Joseph Silberman, Rhea Baldwin; Flute: Clyde Mickey; Clarinets: Frank Rahn, William DeBoer, William Newman; Saxophones: Raymond DeFausell, Florence Roe, Arthur Goble; Trumpets: Louis Reodemeister, Benjamin Roe; Horn: Benjamin Couchman; Trombone: George Pickett; Tuba: Fred Hamel; Pianist: Mary Erma Wilson.  

Post-Colony History: In 1935 and 1940 he was living with his wife and their ten-year old son, Charles, in Florida -- in 1940 he was working as a piano tuner.

In 1949 he was an associate editor for "The Searchlight" (A Journal of Fundamental Democracy) printed in San Francisco, California.

Death: He died in 1966 and was buried in the Santa Fe Cemetery at Bradford County, Florida.  

Sources: US Census: 1900, 1920, 1940; US Draft Registration: WWI; "Llano Colonist": October 29, 1927, November 19, 1927, May 19, 1928, July 28, 1928, December 22, 1928, February 16, 1929; "Vernon Parish Democrat": January 23, 1930; US Appointments of US Postmasters; "Shreveport Times": December 8, 1929; "The Searchlight": September/October 1949;  


Clipping from the "Vernon Parish Democrat" dated January 23, 1930.

Clipping from "The Searchlight" dated September / October 1949. Other former colonists listed are Marvin Sanford, O.M. Thomason and DeForest Sanford.

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