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

George H. McDonald & Josie C. McDonald

 
 
George H. McDonald & Josie C. McDonald Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, May 28, 2018
1. George H. McDonald & Josie C. McDonald Marker
Inscription.  These Sutton County pioneers were married in Lampasas County in 1886 and came to Sonora in 1890 with their livestock. In 1895, they gave up ranching and moved into town, where they purchased the Wyatt Hotel located in the heart of the business district. After the death of George on Dec. 24, 1899, "Mrs. Mac" remodeled and renamed the hotel, calling it the Hotel McDonald. She remained the sole proprietor for over 55 years, until her death at age 86 on January 15, 1956.

Children born of this marriage were:
Estelle, Murdoch, and John Arthur.
McDonald grandchildren, by John Arthur:
Jo Alice Wehner, Jerry Stone, and Norma Lowry.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 30° 34.327′ 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. 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
The George H. McDonald & Josie C. McDonald Marker is the last marker on the left image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 3, 2022
2. The George H. McDonald & Josie C. McDonald Marker is the last marker on the left
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of this marker. Robert Halbert & Battie Halbert (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); Site of Sonora Town Well (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 Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on June 30, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on June 25, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.   2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 9, 2022