“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Sonora in Sutton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Walter Ephriam Whitehead

Son of George Washington & Rachel Janel (Francis) Whitehead

Walter Ephriam Whitehead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 28, 2018
1. Walter Ephriam Whitehead Marker
Settled in Sutton County in early 1880's
Walter E. married Mary Bell Martin
to whom were born
Emma Leanna-C. B. Wardlaw
Charles Hadley (Tio)-Bachelor
Walter Rowland (Lee)-Dora Davis
Willie B. - Della Rose Halbert
Francis Harris (Tuff)-Winnie Lou Miers
Louis Dell (Son)-Georgia Bo
Lois Nell (Topsy)-Noble J. Taylor
A leading pioneer with interests
in banking and ranching
Given in loving memory by his heirs.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 30° 34.325′ N, 100° 38.667′ W. Marker is in Sonora, Texas, in Sutton County. Marker is at the intersection of North Water Avenue and East Main Street, on the right when traveling north on North Water Avenue. Marker is located on the courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 East Oak Street, Sonora TX 76950, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Isaac and Victoria Miers (here, next to this marker); George S. Allison & Wife, Margaret Thornhill (here, next to this marker); B.M. Halbert
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(here, next to this marker); E.F. & Bessie Wyatt Vanderstucken (here, next to this marker); David & Serena Estes Adams / James & Cora Vincent Trainer (here, next to this marker); The Espy Family (here, next to this marker); Fred and Serena Adams Trainer (here, next to this marker); WTO Holman and Wife, Annie Gray (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sonora.
More about this marker. This marker is one of 22 that commemorate early settler families of Sutton County. Although the markers bear the seal of the State of Texas, these are not official historical markers placed by the Texas Historical Commission.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 13 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 26, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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Aug. 7, 2020