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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Sonora in Sutton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Albert R. Cauthorn


Albert R. Cauthorn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 28, 2018
1. Albert R. Cauthorn Marker
Inscription.  Driving 1000 head of sheep, A.R. Cauthorn, with 9 year old son, James Albert, and brother Dan came from Missouri to Abilene in 1882. Wife Marcina Green Cauthorn died in MO. Son Bob came to TX. in 1891. Unhappy with the land, A.R. drifted south, settling in Sutton Co. in 1887. He married Luella Seales in 1886 in Snyder. Their children were Stella (Altizer) Ida, Bill, Dan, John and Mack. The land is still owned and operated in 1990 by A.R.'s grandchildren and great- grandchildren in Sutton Co. & Val Verde Co. Albert Russell Cauthorn left a legacy of integrity, fairness and honest dealing.
Mae Cauthorn Ward-Jessie Lem Wardlaw
October 1990

Erected 1990.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 30° 34.319′ 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.
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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. Felipe & Tomasa Lara Virgen (here, next to this marker); William Lee Miers (here, next to this marker); Leroy P. & Martha Ann Valliant (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 91 times since then and 6 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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