Descendants of Eddie Mantooth and their families served the City of Lufkin for many years. Ernest Peyton Medford (1904-1976), the husband of Josie Ethel Mantooth (1907-1934), assisted the community with finances as the head of Lufkin's only saving and loan. Willie Calvin Royle (1907-1972), the husband of Annie Jewel Mantooth (1908-1997), was a well-known educator and served as a teacher and principal of Lufkin High School. The Royles also operated the W.C. Royle
175 years of Texas Independence ★ 1836-2011
Marker is property of the State of Texas
Erected 2012 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16955.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
Location. 31° 20.771′ N, 94° 43.394′ W. Marker is in Lufkin, Texas, in Angelina County. Marker is on Laurel Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 E Laurel Street, Lufkin TX 75901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Angelina (approx. ¼ mile away); Original site of St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Baptist Church of Lufkin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lufkin Telephone Exchange
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2012, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 778 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2012, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. 3. submitted on March 25, 2020, by Kathy Byus of Washington, District of Columbia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.