CHARLES F. BEAUMONT
CHARLES F. BEAUMONT, of Dyerstown, Bucks county, is a representative of a family that have been prominent residents of middle Bucks county for many generations. The earlier members of the family were members of the Society of Friends at Buckingham and Wrightstown. Andrew Jackson Beaumont, father of Charles F., was born at Brownsburg, Upper Makefield township, in the year 1809, and was reared in Solebury township. In early life he was engaged for some time in selling patent rights on some novel and useful inventions, and in that capacity traveled through nineteen different states. He later settled on a large farm in Solebury, near New Hope, which he conducted in connection with a paper mill located on the same premises, and also engaged in the burning and sale of lime on an extensive scale, often marketing over 300,000 bushels in a year. He was the original promoter of the Beaumont Deer Park, which was laid out on his Solebury farm, and was for many years a popular resort. He died on his farm in Solebury in 1890. His wife was Anna Maria Stuckert, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Bennet) Stuckert, or Warrington, and they were the parents of nine children, viz.: Horatio Nelson, a prominent surgeon in the United States navy for many years; John Henry, who died young; Andrew, also deceased; Adelaide, wife of Dr. Huffnagle, of Vineland, New Jersey; Charles Foulke, the subject of this sketch; George, a farmer in Delaware county, Pennsylvania; Sarah A., wife of Williard P. Miller, of Arizona; and two who died in infancy.CHARLES FOULKE BEAUMONT, was born in New Hope, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, in 1851, and acquired his education at the common schools, the Pennington, (New Jersey) Seminary, and the Trenton Business College. He began his personal career as a clerk in the large carpet house of Arnold, Constable & Co., at Nineteenth and Broadway, New York city, where he was employed for two years. He then returned to his old Solebury home and operated the paper mill and farm for a few years. In 1883 he removed to the Mill property at Dyerstown, which he has since operated. He has devoted considerable attention to the breeding of fancy stock. Of late years his specialty has been the raising of the celebrated Brazilian ducks, of which he raises in a single year from 17,000 to 18,000, for which he finds a ready market, supplying most of the leading cafes in Philadelphia and Atlantic City.
Mr. Beaumont married Flora A. Snyder, daughter of Jacob B. and Frances Snyder, of Plumsteadville, and to them have been born four children: Mabel Frances, graduate of West Chester State Normal School, who is now a teacher in the public schools of the county; Horatio N., a graduate of Brown Preparatory School of Philadelphia, now a student at Lehigh University; Florence R.; and A. Evelyn. Mr. Beaumont and family are members of the Lutheran church of Doylestown.
Text taken from page 406
Davis, William W. H., A. M. History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III
Transcribed December 2002 as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project, www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/bucksindex.html
Published January 2003 on the Bucks County, Pa.,