James Emerson Whiteselle
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 32° 05.728 W 096° 27.748
14S E 739469 N 3553835
Quick Description: Texas Historical Marker noting the business and civic career of Corsicana mayor, James Emerson Whiteselle, who played a significant role in the oil industry here.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/18/2015 9:17:04 AM
Waymark Code: WMNQAV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
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Long Description:
Whiteselle was mayor at the time of the oil boom, and he brought in experienced personnel to manage the newly-developed fields. There is a photo of him in the "Images of America" entry for Corsicana.
Marker Number: 11647

Marker Text:
Born in Tennessee on Dec. 31, 1851, James Emerson Whiteselle moved to Texas in 1870 to work in the lumber company of his uncle P.W. Ezell. In 1875 he began working in the local Carruthers Lumber Company which he later owned. Under his management the business was expanded to include the manufacturing and selling of brick. Married to Kate Huey in 1882, Whiteselle became a prominent businessman and banker. As Mayor of Corsicana, 1894-98, when oil was discovered here, he was influential in the development of the field. He died on his birthday in 1915. (1982)

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