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Port Arthur, Texas, USA
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Where is Port Arthur, Texas, USA? 

Port Arthur is a city in Jefferson County in the U.S. state of Texas.

Port Arthur was founded by Arthur Stilwell in 1895, on the western bank of Sabine Lake, and incorporated in 1898. The Rainbow Bridge across the Neches River connects Port Arthur to Bridge City.Wikipedia


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News  1897 - TERRIBLE TORNADO. THE GULF COAST SUFFERS. The New Town of Port Arthur Nearly Wiped Out of Existence Sabine Pass Also Suffers.
Port Arthur, Tex., Sept. 13 - A tornado, terrible in its intensity, struck this city at an early hour last evening. Six people are known to have been killed, while many others were injured. Buildings were blown down and great damage was wrought by the cyclone.

The dead:
FRANK ALBRIGHT, Kansas...Read MORE...



News  1926 - BLAST DEAD TOTAL STANDS AT 26. THREE MORE DYING, 7 OTHERS HURT. MORGUE CHOKED WITH SCARRED REMAINS OF VICTIMS WHO DIED ON TANKER, GULF OF VENEZUELA.
Out of respect to the dead as a result of the GULF OF VENEZUELA disaster, a number of Port Arthur business men have suggested that all business houses close Tuesday between the hours of 11 a.m. and 12 o'clock noon. The banks of the city have taken the lead in the matter and all other business...Read MORE...


1957 - October 22 - KJAC TV channel 4 in Port Arthur-Beaumont, TX (NBC) 1st broadcast

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


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 flag  Gertrude Lee (February 16 1922, Port Arthur, Texas, USA - December 13 1986, Port Arthur, Texas, USA) gravestone

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flag  Lovelace Joseph Trahan (06/09/1921, Port Arthur, Texas, USA - 09/05/2014, Tyler, Texas, USA) gravestone
 


Ancestors Who Died Here


Lee
 flag  Gertrude Lee (February 16 1922, Port Arthur, Texas, USA - December 13 1986, Port Arthur, Texas, USA) gravestone
 


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