“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)

E.F. & Bessie Wyatt Vanderstucken

E.F. & Bessie Wyatt Vanderstucken Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 28, 2018
1. E.F. & Bessie Wyatt Vanderstucken Marker
Inscription.  Emil Felix Vanderstucken, born in 1866, came to Sonora in 1890 from Menard. He helped organize the First National Bank and served as President for many years. In addition to ranching, he also operated a mercantile business for 54 years. In 1900 he married Bessie Wyatt, whose family came to this area in 1882 from Hamilton Co. Bessie selected the site for drilling the water well around which Sonora sprang up. They had two sons. Joseph, Sutton Co. ranchman and banker, married Mabel Mears of Menard. E.F. Jr., attorney in N.Y., married Frances Robinson of N.Y.C. Grandchildren are Jan, Jo Bess, Emily, and E.F. III.
The Vanderstucken Family

Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 30° 34.326′ 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
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within walking distance of this marker. David & Serena Estes Adams / James & Cora Vincent Trainer (here, next to this marker); The Espy Family (here, next to this marker); Isaac and Victoria Miers (here, next to this marker); Walter Ephriam Whitehead (here, next to this marker); Robert Halbert & Battie Halbert (here, next to this marker); George H. McDonald & Josie C. McDonald (here, next to this marker); George S. Allison & Wife, Margaret Thornhill (here, next to this marker); B.M. Halbert (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 June 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 100 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on June 26, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. Photo   1. submitted on June 25, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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