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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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.
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
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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.
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 102 times since then and 2 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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