Short News Items from 1938

Sunday visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Bunch were Mr. and Mrs. H.G. Bunch and daughter Beth Lee of Henley, and Mr. and Mrs. Loy Barker and son of Malin. Mrs. Barker is the former Marion Bunch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Bunch of Fort Klamath. (Klamath Falls Evening Herald, February 4, 1938)

Mrs. E.N. Baldwin entertained at her home this Tuesday afternoon honoring her house guest, Mrs. Roscoe Baldwin and daughter Jane of Marquette. (Livingston County Press, May 4, 1938)

Mrs. Roscoe Baldwin and daughter Jane, of Marquette, are visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.N. Baldwin on West Wetmore street. (Livingston County Press, May 4, 1938)

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Miss Garth Honored

Harle Garth of La Jolla, who announced her engagement last week to Thomas Damman, gave her Pi Phi sorority sisters at Stanford a double surprise when she told the news.  In the first place, they all had been led to believe, very cleverly, that Harle had returned to school for winter quarter, and had registered just as had every other student.  Harle, whose European trip last summer prevented her from getting back in time for fall quarter, returned to the campus last week only to make her completely surprising announcement.  For two days—all of registration and day and during the first day of classes, she pretended that she was living in the house, and enrolled in school.  On Tuesday evening, which was her first opportunity to make the announcement to the whole sorority, the betrothal was told via the traditional five-pound box of candy at the head of the table.

Source:  San Diego Union, January 16, 1938.

Short News Items from 1937

Mr. and Mrs. Remmel Blankenbush and son, of New Jersey, spent the week end with Mrs. Minnie Bellas [sic]. (Wilkes-Barre Record, January 9, 1937)

Rv. James D. Bryden of South Walnut Street has returned from Green Cove Springs, Fla., where he spent a month with his son, Rev. Lewis B. Bryden and family. (Wilkes-Barre Record, March 6, 1937

Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Loosley have returned to Fort Klamath after spending the winter months visiting their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John Zbinden, near Klamath Falls. (Klamath Falls Evening Herald, April 9, 1937)

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Miss Garth Finds Italy Like Home

Miss Harle Garth, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Leroy W. Garth of La Jolla, is back from a six months’ trip through Europe, returning from Los Angeles Monday with Dr. and Mrs. Garth who went up for the Stanford-U.S.C. game, and to meet her.

Miss Garth studied in Munich and lived with a German family there. The people of Bavaria are happy and friendly, she found, like to dance and sing. Economic and political problems are not weighing so heavily upon the south of Germany as the north, she said. She liked Italy because it reminded her of California; Scotland for its beautiful lochs, misty hills and purple heather; and Ireland for the fine fishing on its western coast, and the friendly people who “beam at you.”

Source: San Diego Union, November 14, 1937.

Untitled (Harle Garth)

Harle Garth of La Jolla, and junior at Stanford, sailed yesterday for Europe aboard the Europa. She is traveling with two Pi Phi sisters, Ruth Goodan and Jean Straub. Harle stayed out of school this spring quarter, because of the trip, but she plans to return to school in the fall, despite Jean’s efforts to persuade her to remain abroad and complete her studies at a European university.

Mrs. LeRoy Garth visited on campus while Harle was making final arrangements for her departure. She went east by train, stopping en route at Topeka, Kan., to visit Miss Elsie Lillard, former schoolmate. Dr. and Mrs. Garth attended the medical convention at Hotel del Monte after saying their goodbyes to Harle.

Source: San Diego Union, May 16, 1937.

Mrs. J.W. Garth Hurt In Car Crash

Mrs. J.W. Garth who is visiting with relatives on the Pacific coast was injured in an automobile accident occurring near Oceanside, Calif. Mrs. Garth, in company with several friends, was in a Lincoln sedan which skidded on slippery pavement, jumped an irrigation ditch and collided with a telephone pole. Mrs. Garth sustained injuries to the head, neck and back which, while painful, are not considered serious.

Mrs. Garth has been removed from the hospital to the home of her son, Dr. LeRoy Garth in La Jolla, Calif.

Source: Beaumont Journal, January 27, 1933.

Masonic Lodges and Y.M.C.A. Friendship Club To Officiate At Funeral For Dr. J.W. Garth

Philanthropist and Capitalist Succumbs Monday.

Funeral services for Dr. J.W. Garth, widely known physician and philanthropist, who died here early this morning, will be held at the residence, 1347 Calder, at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, with Rev. Samuel Rosinger of Temple Emmanuel, and Rev. Samuel Holden, Congregational pastor, in charge.

Masonic Lodge No. 286 and the Beaumont Commandery, No. 38 Knights Templar will also have a part in the services. Burial will be in Magnolia cemetery under the direction of Roberts Undertaking company.

Tyrrell public library, donated to the city by Capt. W.C. Tyrrell and with which Dr. Garth was closely associated, will be closed from 2:30 to 4, the time of the funeral.

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Dr. J.W. Garth, Friend Of Youth, Dies At His Home

Man Who Erected Friendship Building at Y.M.C.A. Succumbs After Year Of Invalidism

Dr. J.W. Garth, age 62, benefactor of youth, died at his home, 1347 Calder avenue, shortly after midnight this morning. Hope was abandoned yesterday even for a temporary recovery, after he had lain in a state of coma for 24 hours. Keeping vigil at the bedside were three sons, James, Tyrrell and Thomas Garth, all of Beaumont, and another son, Dr. Leroy Garth was speeding to his father’s home from California.

A telegram was received last night from Dr. Leroy Garth, who had then reached San Antonio. Dr. W.E. Tatum, family physician and associate in business with Dr. Garth, was also present. Doctor Garth, who had lain helpless for more than a year, clung to life tenaciously and always maintained a cheery disposition.

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Capt. W.C. Tyrrell Will Be Buried Here Probably Wednesday

His Benefactions and How He Made Fortune Recalled; Brought First Ship to Beaumont

Funeral services for Capt. W.C. Tyrrell, prominent citizen and philanthropist, who died at his residence at 1347 Calder avenue early Sunday morning, probably will be held Wednesday afternoon, according to tentative arrangements. It is likely that the Masonic lodge will have charge of services at the grave.

The body was prepared for burial yesterday and lay in state at the family residence throughout the day where it was viewed by hundreds of friends and associates of the deceased.

It is believed that Captain Tyrrell’s death occurred about 12:45 a.m. and that his death, which was caused by heart failure, was peaceful and without suffering. He was found by his son-in-law, Dr. J.W. Garth, at 1:15 a.m. and it was evident at that time that he had been dead about half an hour.

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Tyrrell Family Has Reunion At Lakes

W.C. Tyrrell of Beaumont, Texas, and some twenty or thirty of his relatives, among them C.H. Tyrrell, Jr., and family and Dr. and Mrs. C.A. Fillgraf of Spencer, are enjoying a most delightful family reunion in cottages rented for the purpose near the drawbridge on West Okoboji lake in Iowa, says a Belmond paper. W.C. Tyrrell, whom his intimate friends call “Captain,” is staging the party and is renting the Pattee cottage for the month of the July and the gathering is making its headquarters there. Every known form of enjoyment the lakes afford are indulged in by the guests. There is golf for those who like and W.C. Tyrrell does. He took up the game at the age of 63 and now shoots most of the courses in less than a hundred. Dancing, swimming, boating, motoring and other forms of amusement, to say nothing of wonderful eats, help to cause the time to pass all too quickly.

Those in the party in addition to W.C. Tyrrell are: Dr. M. Brink and wife of Boyde, Iowa, G.P. Tyrrell and wife of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, C.H. Tyrrell and wife of Sioux Rapids, Dr. G.W. [sic] Garth and wife of Beaumont, Texas, David Rorick and family of Ocean Side [sic], California, Thomas Garth and wife of Beaumont, Texas, J.W. Garth, Jr., who drove through from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Clifford Fields of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Will C. Tyrrell, Jr., president of a sugar company at Belmond, Iowa, and his son, Will C. Tyrrell III, and daughter Carol, and C.H. Tyrrell, Jr., and Dr. and Mrs. C.A. Fillgraf of Spencer. W.C. Tyrrell, host to the party, is one of the big boosters for Texas. He has been engaged in the oil business for a number of years.

Source: Beaumont Enterprise, July 23, 1923.