Museum the New Llano Colony

Susan Moore

Birth: She was born around 1869 in Maine.  

Family Information: She married Albert H. Moore in 1910 at California.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1910 she and Albert were living in Los Angeles, California.  

Home in Colony: In 1930 she and Albert were living in a home at the New Llano 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.

In November 1928 Jim McGee was in charge of the food products plant, where he was responsible for shelling and grinding corn into mule and cow feed as well as grinding some for corn meal for the colonists; he hulled the rice and made rice meal and flour, hulled beans and peas, ground the whole wheat flour and helped Mrs. Baldwin and Mrs. Moore make peanut butter.  

Other Info: 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 March 1934 she was being looked after by Mrs. Ida Fread.

Post-Colony History:  

Death: She died at some point between 1934 and 1940.  

Sources: California County Birth, Marriage, and Death Records; US Census: 1910, 1930; "Llano Colonist": April 7, 1928, November 10, 1928, March 9, 1929, March 31, 1934  


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