“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)

Felipe & Tomasa Lara Virgen

Felipe & Tomasa Lara Virgen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 28, 2018
1. Felipe & Tomasa Lara Virgen Marker
Inscription.  Felipe came from Zaragoza, Coahuila, Mexico with 3 sons in 1907 to work at the Fawcett Ranch. In 1910 he brought all of his family to Sonora. Leonardo, Teadoro, Eligio, Felipe, Jr., and Andres married in Sonora. Eufemia, the only daughter, did not marry, but reared her six nieces and nephews who were orphaned as children. Their names were Isidro, Alfred, Pedro, Emelio, Estella and Felipe III. Felipe gave the site for the first catholic church. He died in 1925 at age 85. Tomasa died in 1959 at age 88.

Eufemia Virgen
Estella Virgen Gomez-Diane Gomez Stubbs
October 1990

Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 30° 34.32′ N, 100° 38.663′ 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. Albert R. Cauthorn (here, next
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to this marker); Leroy P. & Martha Ann Valliant (here, next to this marker); William Lee Miers (here, next to this marker); Joe Berger (here, next to this marker); Crawford Benton (Dutch) Wardlaw (here, next to this marker); W.J. & Viola Gibbons Fields (here, next to this marker); In Memory of Ed Jackson (here, next to this marker); William Forrest Whitehead (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 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 11 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 28, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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Aug. 14, 2020