W Main Street 101
(Pioneer Memorial Building Lawn)
Zina Lamar and daughter Marie
Sarah Elzina Henson
Bronze relief portrait on a granite stone with inscriptions.
Under the portrait:
MRS. W.P. (ZINA) LAMAR
AND DAUGHTER MARIE
On the stone:
in memory of
who gave of themselves for the
Mrs. zina lamar and daughter
benefit of all, through the past
and future years, with love they
have provided a helping hand.
"let us rise and build so they
in appreciation for their
strengthened their hands for
this good work."
contributions to this community.
this monument is erected by the
people of crosbyton.
On the back side:
and now abideth faith, hope|
charity, these three:
but the greatest of these is
In 1892 William Percy Lamar (1889-1946) came with his parents from Tarrant County to Crosby County, settling on a 160-acre homestead. He married Sarah Elzina Henson (1892-1963) in 1912. They prospered through farming, dairying, stock raising, and business. In 1957 Elzina established the Percy and Zina Lamar Foundation. Gifts to the community include building and continued support of Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum and Community Center, a tribute to the Lamar Family and all West Texas Pioneers. Other gifts include a Masonic Hall and donations to Methodist charities.
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Sources & Information
Location (N 33°39'34" - W 101°14'19")
Item Code: ustx48; Photograph: 11 October 2010
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