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Lufkin in Angelina County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Mantooth Farm

Mantooth Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Gustafson, August 20, 2012
1. Mantooth Farm Marker
Inscription.  Members of the Mantooth family came to Angelina County in 1858. Albert Edwin (Eddie) Mantooth (1874-1969) was born in Homer, Angelina County, to Albert and Mary Richard Hall Mantooth. In 1897, Eddie married Sarah Annie Atkinson Mantooth (1879-1914). In 1909, they bought an 11-acre farm on the outskirts of the original Lufkin townsite. The farm produced crops, cows, chickens, mules, and horses that provided an income from trade in Lufkin. In addition to agricultural responsibilities, Eddie also served the community as the tax assessor from 1908-1912 and tax collector from 1918 to 1924. Following the death of Eddie's first wife, Sarah, he married Olera Wisely (1895-1964) in 1920.

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.
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Royle Company, an office machine and supply sales company, at this site for over forty years. John Milton Hickman (1909-1978, husband of Rennie Mae Mantooth (1911-2000), assisted with the Gulf pipeline through East Texas that supplied gas and oil during World War II. All three daughters lived in homes on this land and are remembered in the community for their charitable contributions. Mantooth Farm and their families associated with it helped the town of Lufkin grow and prosper throughout the twentieth century.

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: AgricultureSettlements & 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

Mantooth Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Gustafson, August 20, 2012
2. Mantooth Farm Marker
away); Lufkin Telephone Exchange (approx. half a mile away); Site of Martin Wagon Company (approx. 0.6 miles away); Kerr's Inc. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Rehearsal Hall for The Hoo Hoo Band (approx. 0.6 miles away); Calder (Cotton) Square (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lufkin.
Additional commentary.
1. Information about the C.A. Lewis business shown in photo #3.
A contributor requested information on the C.A. Lewis business shown in photo #3. Any information sent to the Editors will be passed along. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted March 26, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.
A local advertisement about Mantooth & Abney image. Click for full size.
March 25, 2020
3. A local advertisement about Mantooth & Abney
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 907 times since then and 90 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.

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Sep. 27, 2023