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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.
Photographed 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.
 
Erected by 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. It is in . 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.
The E.F. & Bessie Wyatt Vanderstucken Marker is the marker on the right image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 3, 2022
2. The E.F. & Bessie Wyatt Vanderstucken Marker is the marker on the right
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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. 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.
 
The view of the 22 markers from the street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 3, 2022
3. The view of the 22 markers from the street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on June 26, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on June 25, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.   2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Jan. 29, 2023