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

William Forrest Whitehead

Son of George Washington and Rachel Frances Whitehead

William Forrest Whitehead Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, May 28, 2018
1. William Forrest Whitehead Marker
Inscription.  Was born in Gonzales County in 1865-settled in the Sutton County area in 1880's. Married Minnie Amanda Bales in Junction 1890.

Children born
George Robert married Jennie Graham
Amor Bales (Boo) married Loddie Lee Rogers
Forrest Carl (Cotton) married Emma Fawcett
Hazel Beatrice married Walter E. Weathersbee
and Emmett Pete Coe

William F. Whitehead was a leading banker an outstanding rancher and a wonderful daddy.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 30° 34.322′ N, 100° 38.665′ 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. D.B. Cusenbary (here, next to this marker); In Memory of Ed Jackson (here, next to this marker); Sol & Ernestine Mayer (here, next to this marker); W.J. & Viola Gibbons Fields
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(here, next to this marker); WTO Holman and Wife, Annie Gray (here, next to this marker); Fred and Serena Adams Trainer (here, next to this marker); Crawford Benton (Dutch) Wardlaw (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 29, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 28 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 27, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 26, 2022