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Emma Shutt

Birth: She was born in 1862 at Nebraska.  

Family Information: Wife of Will A. Shutt.

Mother of Anna Shutt (Thompson, Garrett, Shoemaker), Leroy Shutt, Clarence Shutt and several others who did not live in the colony.

Grandmother of Anna's children -- Zelma (Thompson) DeFausell and Royall Thompson; and daughter Bessie Mae's son -- Sextus Garrett.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1900 she was living in Ganads, Texas with her husband and children.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: In April 1928 Mrs. Swenson and Dixon got breakfast at the hotel while Mrs. Davidson, Allie Belle Hewitt and Mrs. Kemp prepared the noon meal. Mrs. Fread, Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Shutt got the evening meal.  

Other Info: In 1927 she returned to the colony on the train, with her son and grandson from Texas.

In February 1928 there was no dance in the colony out of respect for the feelings of Mr. and Mrs. Shutt, whose son, Leroy, had just been buried at the Llano cemetery.

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.

In April 1934 she traveled to the Gila, New Mexico location, with her daughter, Anna, and grandson, Royall, to join her son-in-law who was already there working.  

Post-Colony History: In 1940 she was living in Rapides Parish, Louisiana at the Central Louisiana State Hospital.  

Death: She died in 1951 at California.  

Sources: US Census: 1900, 1930, 1940; "Llano Colonist": November 19, 1927, February 11, 1928, April 7, 1928, December 22, 1928, April 14, 1934; California Death Index  


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