Mrs. W.C. Tyrrell Called

Word has reached Clarion of the death of Mrs. W.C. Tyrrell, which occurred last Sunday.  The end came suddenly, the result of heart failure.  It is understood they were making an automobile trip to the Black Hills.  Mrs. Tyrrell, in company with her husband and grandson, Tyrrell Garth, had gone to Sioux Falls, S.D., to visit Mr. Tyrrell’s brother.  She was around eighty years of age and had driven from Beaumont, Texas, recently to visit her son, Will, at Belmond, and other relatives in the north.  Burial will be made in Beaumont, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Will Tyrrell have gone south to attend the funeral.

The Tyrrell family is one of the oldest and best known in Wright county, having lived in Clarion and at Belmond in an early day.  Deceased was a woman of fine and sturdy character, beloved by her family and respected by all.

Source:  Wright County Monitor, August 6, 1919. 

Tribute Paid Mrs. Garth By YM[CA] Officials

A tribute to the late Mrs. J.W. Garth who died Wednesday night was paid Thursday by Beaumont YMCA officials.

R.J. Orrick, president of the YMCA board of directors, said in a statement:

“Mrs. Garth has endeared herself to the hearts of the members of the board of directors through her sincere interest in the youth. She has been in many of our “Y” meetings and was an inspiration to all of us.

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Beaumonters Attend Rites And Reception

Mr. and Mrs. Tyrrell Garth, Mr. and Mrs. Tyrrell Garth, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Kyle Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Harry Tyrrell, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Tyrrell, Jr., Miss Elizabeth Tyrrell, Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Beckenstine attended the wedding Saturday in Houston of Mrs. J.W. Garth’s granddaughter, Miss Lettalou Garth and Richard Culbertson Whittington, of Oklahoma.

The candlelight ceremony took place Saturday evening in Palmer Memorial church with the Rev. Thomas Summers and the Rev. Stanley Smith officiating.

Greens, Easter lilies and bridal tapers adorned the church.

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Houston Wedding Is Of Local Interest

A number of Beaumonters will go to Houston Saturday for a wedding which is of interest here as the bride elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. J.W. Garth.

The marriage is between Miss Lettalou Garth daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas T. Garth of Houston, formerly of Beaumont, and Richard Whittington of Oklahoma City, Okla.

The wedding will be at 8 o’clock Saturday night in Palmer Memorial church in Houston.

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Developer Of City Succumbs

Mrs. Vinnie T. Roderick [sic] Was Large Property Owner

Mrs. Vinnie T. Rorick, about 60, a daughter of the late Capt. W.C. Tyrrell and a large property owner here, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday in Oceanside, Cal., according to advices sent here Friday to E.L. Vaughan, manager of the property.

Mrs. Rorick, who had been in failing health for the past several months, owned a considerable portion of the estate here left by Capt. Tyrrell. Included is property at Seventh and Austin, Fort Worth and Fifth, Shreveport and Proctor, and the Tyrrell building.

Among the survivors are her husband, David Rorick, an attorney; a brother, Will Tyrrell of Beaumont and a sister, Mrs. Dr. Garth of Beaumont.

Source: Port Arthur News, February 24, 1933.


On Sunday morning at 9:30, at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Rorick, Miss Helen Rorick became the bride of Will McGill of San Diego, the double ring ceremony being performed by the Rev. G. B. M. Clouser of the Baptist church.

The bride wore a brown travelling dress and carried a bouquet of Killarney rose buds.  Her sister, Miss Ruth Rorick, was bridesmaid and wore a gown of brown and blue georgette, her bouquet being of red roses. The best man was Edward Stokes.

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Lucy Garth

Lucy Langdon Garth, 77, of 1720 Karen Lane died at noon Sunday at a local hospital after a short illness.

She was a native of Oxford Junction, Iowa, was raised in California and had lived in Beaumont for 52 years.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church after which she will be cremated.

Survivors include her husband, C. Tyrrell Garth, a son, C. Tyrrell Garth Jr. of Aspen, Colo.; and a brother, Carter H. Langdon of Los Angeles, Calif.

Source: Beaumont Journal, May 20, 1974.

Tea Honoring Wendy Wade

Mrs. H. Moylan Feild and Mrs. W. Leroy Garth, La Jollans, will give a sizeable tea from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club in honor of Miss Wendy Wade, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Wade of La Jolla, formerly of Tucson, who will be the bride of Bryant Geoffrey Garth, grandson of the hostess and son of Mr. and Mrs. William L. Garth Jr. of La Jolla. The fashionable wedding will take place June 27 at All Hallows Church and the reception will follow at the Bahia.

The bridegroom-to-be is a junior at Yale University. He and his bride will spend the summer at La Jolla Racquet Club and will make their home in New Haven in the autumn. Moylan Garth, a student at UC-Santa Barbara, will serve his brother as best man. Miss Natalie Garth, a student at Clark University, Mass., sister of the bridegroom-to-be, will be in the wedding party.

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Dr. W.L. Garth, Former City Resident, Dies

Dr. W.L. Garth, 72, of LaJolla, Calif., former Beaumonter and brother of C.T. Garth, Sr., 1720 Karen, died Friday night at a LaJolla hospital.  He had been retired for several years.

Private funeral services will be held in LaJolla at a time to be announced.

Dr. Garth, son of the late Dr. and Mrs. J.W. Garth, was born in Dubuque, Iowa. He moved with his parents to Port Arthur in 1910.  He married the former Wilma Harle of Port Arthur.

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