Museum the New Llano Colony

Jessie (Page) Carl

Birth: She was born around 1916 at Llano, California.  

Family Information: Daughter of Marie and Chester "Chet" Page.

Step-daughter of Leo Francis (Loftin Watson) Page.

Sister of Curtis, George, Ralph and Isabell Page.

Granddaughter of Susan Page.

Married Eugene Carl in January, 1937 in Leesville, LA.


Pre-Colony History: In 1920 and 1930 she was living with her parents in California.

The family had been early members in the California Colony. They arrived in the Louisiana colony in July 1933 after having spent some time at the Gila location.  

Home in Colony: In January 1937 there was a re-shuffling of homes in the colony -- the Carls took a home that had been vacated by the Page family.  

Job in Colony: In early June 1934 she was caring for Mother Pickett and Mrs. Johnson on the afternoon shift. Later that month, she was transferred to the Oil Office.

In July 1934 she was helping Mrs. Shoemaker to wash and dry the silverware at the hotel dining room.  

Other Info: In February 1936, she and her father, Chester left for Hot Springs, Ark., where both took a series of treatments. They returned in May -- Chet was said to be looking fine, "fat as a pig", and Jessie was said to be a lot improved, but still unable to walk without crutches.

In December her father took both Jessie and his mother on a morning bus to Shreveport where the two women would receive treatments. He expected to return the next week.  

Post-Colony History:  


Sources: US Census: 1920, 1930; Llano Colonist: July 29, 1933, June 16, 1934, June 30, 1934, July 14, 1934, February 29, 1936, May 16, 1936, December 5, 1936, January 9, 1937, January 30, 1937  


Clipping from the "Llano Colonist" dated January 9, 1937.

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