Museum the New Llano Colony

Frank Newman


Family Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. M.A. Newman.

He married Gertrude (West) Newman while living in the colony.

Father of Norma Newman.  


Pre-Colony History:  

Home in Colony: In 1922 a new house was constructed between the place the home of the Beavers family and the Conlin house. Being unmarried at the time, Frank lived there with his mother.  

Job in Colony: In March 1922 the crew at the print shop included Mrs. Cantrell and Rose, Comrades Buck, Gleeser and Newman with assistance from students C. Shutt, Maxine and Victor Gaddis, Albert Kapotsy and Arthur Montrose.

In May 1922 he was still attached to the printing department.  

Other Info: In April 1922 Harry Bell, Jr. did a sketch assisted by the Misses Louise Belorahdsky, Gertrude West, Rosa Matz and Maxine Gaddis and Comrades Frank Newman and Bill Beavers. "It was a one-act melodrama, and a scream indeed. Harry sang: "They all go wild over me" -- but that [wa]s just his conceit. He [wa]s not the only pebble on the beach. There [we]re others."

Post-Colony History:  

Death: Died in an accident in the oil fields near Los Angeles, California around 1929 or '30.  

Sources: Photo Archives; Llano Colonist: March 25, 1922, April 15, 1922, April 22, 1922, May 13, 1922, August 15, 1931  


Gertrude and Frank Newman

(Top) Ida (West) and Harry Bell; (Bottom) Gertrude (West) and Frank Newman.

Standing left - Walter Conlin; Sitting - Ginny Conlin, Frank Newman; Right standing - Earl Rowe; Front standing - Norma and doll (Big Lollie - she also had a small doll called Kinda Lollie).

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