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Entry from December 27, 2011
Beaumonter (inhabitant of Beaumont)

"Beaumonter” is the name of an inhabitant of Beaumont, Texas. The name “Beaumonter” has been cited in print since at least 1895.

Wikipedia: Beaumont, Texas
Beaumont ( /ˈboʊmɒnt/) is a city in and county seat of Jefferson County, Texas, United States, within the Beaumont–Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city’s population was 118,296 at the 2010 census. With Port Arthur and Orange, it forms the Golden Triangle, a major industrial area on the Gulf Coast.

Lamar University with its 15000 students is located in Beaumont. The city’s daily newspaper is The Beaumont Enterprise, while The Examiner is published weekly.

Gulf States Utilities had its headquarters in Beaumont until its absorption by Entergy Corporation in 1993. GSU’s Edison Plaza headquarters is still the tallest building in Beaumont (as of 2011). Since 1907, Beaumont has been home of the South Texas State Fair. In 2004, the venue for the Fair changed to Ford Park, a new, larger facility on the west end of Beaumont.
Gentilic Beaumonter

3 May 1895, Galveston (TX) Daily News, pg. 8, col. 2:
Tells of Beaumonters Who Have Never
Seen Galveston Save on a Map.

1 September 1895, Galveston (TX) Daily News, “Beaumont Budget,” pg. 14, col. 1:
Mr. Alexander is an old Beaumonter and doubtless will have large congregations.

The Portal to Texas History
1 September 1897, Houston (TX) Daily Post, pg. 5, col. 3 ad:
People of the East Texas Metropolis Appreciate Enterprise.
Beaumont, Texas, September 20.—Beaumonters had The Daily Post at their breakfast table this morning.

16 September 1900, Dallas (TX) Morning News, “Remains of Galveston People Float Ashore at High Island,” pg. 2, col. 3:
A party of Beaumonters returned last night from High Island and Patton Beach and report having buried a total of 215 bodies which had drifted ashore from Galveston.

21 January 1901, Dallas (TX) Morning News, “Snap Shots,” pg. 6, col. 3:
The Beaumonter is in luck. He is luckier than the son of a Justice of the Supreme Court of the Unites States.

OCLC WorldCat record
Beaumonter at large; from an ex-reporter’s reservoir of random reminiscences.
Author: Ben Woodhead
Publisher: [Beaumont, Tex., 1968]
Edition/Format:  Book : English

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