“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)

Robert Halbert & Battie Halbert

Robert Halbert & Battie Halbert Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 28, 2018
1. Robert Halbert & Battie Halbert Marker
Inscription.  Robert born June 11, 1891 in Ft. McKavett, Tex. and died Sept. 16, 1983. Battie born Dec. 14, 1894 in Florence, Tex. and died Nov. 26, 1991. They met while attending Howard Payne college and married July 12, 1912. Two daughters survive, Allie (Mrs. Vestel Askew) and Bobbie (Mrs. Lee Fawcett). Both continue their local ranching heritage. Robert was a noted sheepsman but was known world-wide as a premier breeder of polled Hereford cattle. He served as President of Texas and National Polled associations, and exhibited cattle nation-wide, producing many champions. Halbert Herefords sold to several foreign countries. His priorities were family, friends, community, the Sonora Methodist Church, and his livestock.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 30° 34.326′ N, 100° 38.668′ 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. George H. McDonald & Josie C. McDonald (here, next to this marker); The Espy Family (here, next to this marker); David & Serena Estes Adams / James & Cora Vincent Trainer (here, next to this marker); E.F. & Bessie Wyatt Vanderstucken (here, next to this marker); Isaac and Victoria Miers (here, next to this marker); Walter Ephriam Whitehead (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 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on June 30, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. Photo   1. submitted on June 25, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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