Museum the New Llano Colony

Katie (Lytle Gregerson) Mickey

Birth: She was born in 1893 at Iowa.  

Family Information: Married to Clarence C. Mickey.

Mother of Ray, Myrtle and Mary Gregerson.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1900 she was living in Iowa with her parents and siblings.

In 1920 she was living in North Dakota with her first husband, Lawrence Gregerson and their three children.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: In April 1928 the hotel dining room crew included: Dad Thomas who washed dishes; Mother Waters and Mrs. Mickey who dried them and helped serve at the counter; Mrs. Tabb who looked after the dining room; John Davis who kept them supplied with wood and was the real handy man around the hotel; and Mrs. Moore who was the manager of that most important service industry.

Later in 1928 she, Mrs. Dix and Allie Bell Hewitt looked after the laundry work after Tefteller had finished running it through the machines.

In September 1929 Comrade Clark was in charge of the store with assistants Mrs. Mickey and Mrs. Ashlock.

Other Info: In 1928 she 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.  

Post-Colony History: In 1935 and 1940 she was living in Florida with her husband and their ten-year old son, Charles.  

Death: She died in 1881. Her last residence was in Galveston, Texas. She was buried in the Santa Fe Cemetery at Bradford County, Florida.  

Sources: Photo Archives; US Census: 1900, 1920, 1940; Llano Colonist: April 7, 1928, September 22, 1928, December 22, 1928, September 21, 1929; Texas Death Index; US SSDI;  


Laundry Crew - Back Row (L to R) Mrs. Ole, Mickey, Laura Synoground, Allie Belle Hewitt, Dora Kemp; Front Row (L to R) Irene, Vivian and Helen Joe.

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