Museum the New Llano Colony

Ole Gilbert "Buddy" Synoground, Jr.

Birth: Born in 1926 at the New Llano Colony.  

Family Information: Son of Ole and Lillie Synoground.

Brother of Ruby, Mabel and Clifford and Laura Synoground.

Description: In June 1944 he weighed 170 pounds, stood 5'10" tall, had a ruddy complexion, with blue eyes and brown hair.  

Pre-Colony History:  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony:  

Other Info: In April 1929 Mrs. Minnie Hewitt held a birthday party in honor of Billie Busick, five years old, and Charlotte Hewitt, just four. Also attending were Clara Mae Fread, Byron Busick, George Maki, Jimmie Dix, Eugene Hewitt and Buddy Synoground.

Post-Colony History: In 1940 he was living in Texas with his father and step-mother, Catherine. Carl and Eugene Swenson were lodgers with them.

In March 1944 he registered for the draft at Premont, Texas. In June 1944 he enlisted in the U.S. Army for "the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months."

In 1950 he was listed, (from Premont, Texas), in the student directory of Southwest Texas State Teachers College.  


Sources: Photo Archives; "Llano Colonist": April 27, 1929, March 3, 1933 (Story of Llano), April 11, 1933 (Reprinted from the Colonist May 17, 1924) US Census: 1930, 1940; US Draft Cards: WWII; Southwest Texas State Teachers College: 1950  


Buddy Synoground

Buddy Synoground with Synoground home in background

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