Texas (Houston) Male
Aged 34 | Born 1981
About the Speaker
"Raised for the most part in Humble, (the H is silent), Texas when I was 7 years old … My dad is a scientist … I’m not really religious … Parents were Methodist and Lutheran so... protestant … A soft East Texas accent … "
This kit contains all the elements of a full Accent Kit
About Humble, Houston
Humble is a city in Harris County, Texas, United States, within the Houston metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 15,133.
The first settlers began moving into the Humble area in the early 19th century. Joseph Dunman was thought to be the first person to settle here and was believed to have arrived in 1828.
The city got its name from one of the original founders/settlers, Pleasant Smith “Plez” Humble, who opened the first post office in his home and later served as justice of the peace.
Humble became an oil boomtown in the early 20th century when oil was first produced there. The first oil was produced a couple years after the famous Spindletop discovery in Beaumont, Texas. Railroad linkage was established in 1904, and shortly thereafter the first tank car of oil was shipped out of Humble’s oil field. By 1905 the Humble oilfield was the largest producing field in Texas. The Humble oil fields are still active and have produced over 138,835,590 barrels (22,073,095 m3) of oil. The town was the home of the Humble Oil & Refining Company, founded in 1911, a predecessor of Exxon. When the oil boom receded, many land owners returned to truck farming, dairy farming and the timber industry.
Humble remained a rather small, quiet city until the opening of the Houston Intercontinental Airport in 1969.