Creator

Date Original

1917-2016

Description

This collection contains William Beaumont’s World War I diary and typed transcript from December 8, 1917 to March 1919, covering a time span from when Beaumont left for basic training through the 247th Aero Squadron's demobilization. It also holds newspaper clippings, Beaumont genealogical information, correspondence, as well as photographs of William and Mary Beaumont.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Eustace Beaumont was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, on November 22, 1894, to Luther and Sophie Beaumont. He married Mary Elizabeth Hocott of Woodruff County, Arkansas, the daughter of Barbara and Joseph Hocott, on September 23, 1920. William was in the Army Air Corps in the 247th Aero Squadron during World War I. During his military career, he was stationed in England and France. William and Mary Beaumont graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law at the same time and both were admitted to practice law together. The Beaumonts became known as the first married couple to be admitted to the bar by the Arkansas Supreme Court at the same time.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.0171.0007

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Beaumont, William Eustace Beaumont papers, SMC.0171.0007

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

William Eustace Beaumont papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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