Museum the New Llano Colony

Wanda Self

Birth: She was born in 1920 at Louisiana.  

Family Information: Daughter of Frank and Jeannette Self.

Sister of Elliott, Hortense and Quintin Self.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1930 she was living in Leesville, Louisiana with her parents and siblings.

Home in Colony: In March 1931 Mrs. Self and her children moved into the colony townsite from the Anacoco Creek sawmill location so that the children could attend school.

Job in Colony: In July 1931 the "Busy Beavers" consisting of Vivian Busick, Irene Hewitt, Jeannette Wooley, Jane Lentz, Wanda Self, Iris Busick, Norman Bays, Phillip Lentz, Kenneth Dean, Archie Ogden, Ernest Ogden, Byron Busick, Jimmie Dix, George Maki and Lyle Layer, under the leadership of Mrs. Killian, gathered Himalayan berries at the orchard this morning and in the afternoon picked blackberries out of the woods.

Other Info: At a theater program in May 1931 Francis Wilkerson and Virginia Kittle put on the "Paper Pin Dance" directed by Wanda Self.  

Post-Colony History: In 1935 she was living in Anacoco, Louisiana.

In 1940 she was living in Houston, Texas with the James Allen family and working as their housekeeper.  

Death: She died in 1996; her last residence was at Abilene, Texas.  

Sources: US Census: 1930, 1940; "Llano Colonist": March 28, 1931, May 30, 1931, July 11, 1931; Texas Death Certificates; US SSDI


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