Details for Hamilton-Soules House (Atlas Number 5333013253)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5333013253

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Marker Number 13253
Atlas Number 5333013253
Marker Title Hamilton-Soules House
Index Entry Hamilton-Soules House
Address 32 S FM 1047
City Star
County Mills
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 564850
UTM Northing 3481879
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; Victorian (architectural term)
Marker Year 2004
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 32 S FM 1047
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Thomas Edgar Hamilton (1878-1933) moved with his family to Mills County in the early 1890s. In 1898, he wed Nettie Ethaline Sargent (1879-1950), and the couple had four children. They made their home in Star, where he worked in a nearby family cotton gin and as a bookkeeper. He later became a banker and school board member, and was active in bringing an electric plant to the town. Daughter Maurine wed rancher John B. Soules in 1918, and they moved into the family home in 1937. The c. 1900 house represents a late Victorian transitional style and has long been a focal point for social and community activities and events. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2004