Judge Mays went across the river this morning, and in company with Mr. Rorick, of North Dalles, examined the grade leading to the top of the Klickitat mountain with the view of seeing what is necessary to be done to put it in good condition for the teams hauling wheat to this market. Mr. Mays has collected several hundred dollars from Dalles business men, which will be expended on the grade under the supervision of Mr. Rorick. (The Dalles Chronicle, October 3, 1900)
A beaver enterprise is soon to be started at Wood River by J.L. [sic] Loosley and D. Harshbarger. They will build an enclosure of woven wire and capture and stock it with beavers. The animals will be domesticated and the fur will be marketed. (Portland Oregonian, October 28, 1900)
Editor Rorick of the Bad Axe Democrat has commenced a $5000 libel suit against the Detroit Tribune. The trouble arises over a news item which appeared in the Tribune in regard to a registered letter which ex Postmaster Rorick failed to turn over to his successor when the office changed hands, but withheld until a postoffice inspector traced it to him last month. (The Huron Times, June 6, 1890)
A large number of copies of the new Huron county directory were delivered in this vicinity last week by E.R. Cookingham and Wm. Rorick. This volume comprises a large amount of valuable information for residents of this county, and its compilation is valuable for its accuracy and reliability. Aside from the maps and other charts displayed it contains a short history of the county. (The Huron Times, October 17, 1890)
A dispatch from Arrowhead Springs, San Bernardino county, this morning state that D. Rorick of this city, had died suddenly of pleuro-pneumonia. The news came totally unexpected and causes deep regret with every one. Mr. Rorick was conductor on the local railroad and was very highly esteemed by everybody. He had been a resident of this city for several years and all throughout that time had been a man of sterling character, respected and esteemed by all who knew him. No arrangements have yet been made for the funeral. (Riverside Independent Enterprise, March 28, 1900)
Mrs. Dr. Greene has received word that Mr. David B. [sic] Rorick is dead at San Bernardino, Cal. Mrs. Rorick was formerly Miss Isola Smith of this city. She has many friends here who will learn with deep regret of her sad bereavement. Mr. Rorick was a conductor on the Santa Fe. He had been suffering from abscess on the brain for some time, but persisted in attending to his duties until finally he was obliged to succumb. (Marshall Daily Chronicle, April 25, 1900, and Marshall Expounder, April 27, 1900)
AMONG THE FAMILY names that will always be associated with Beaumont citizenship and progress is that of Tyrrell, and the loss of men who have striven for Beaumont’s betterment is emphasized again in the death of William Casper Tyrrell in Belmond, Iowa. But the good that men do lives after them, and again there is no more fitting measure of this than in the Tyrrell civic gifts and endowments to Beaumont.
Following the gift of the Tyrrell public library to Beaumont by his father, Capt. W.C. Tyrrell, the son, William Casper, took a continuing interest in the project and donated many valuable books to the library, which ranks among the fine libraries in the South. He cooperated fully with the city administration of the library.
Mr. Tyrrell also carried on the work of the Tyrrell Trust and the work of real estate, oil and civic development begun by his father.
Local Capitalist And Civic Leader’s FuneralTo Be Held Monday And Body Placed In Tyrrell Mausoleum Here
William Casper Tyrrell, member of a prominent Beaumont family, and director of the Tyrrell Trust, died at his summer home in Belmond, Ia., at 11:45 p.m. Thursday after an illness of about 10 days.
Mr. Tyrrell, as was his custom each summer, went to Belmond about six weeks ago. Ten days ago he suffered a slight stroke, and was believed to be recovering satisfactorily from this when he was stricken with pneumonia from which he died.
A native of Iowa, Mr. Tyrrell always maintained a special affection for his native state. He returned each summer to spend several months. He had maintained his home here, however, for the most part since 1901 when he came to this city with his parents.
His father, the last Capt. W.C. Tyrrell, who died here in 1924 was one of the most prominent leaders in early development of this area. He was identified with the oil development here, and was active in much of the business development of this area.
Clarion relatives received a message last week announcing the death of Mrs. David Rorick at her home in Oceanside, Calif. Death occurred on Friday following an illness of several months. Mrs. Rorick was a daughter of the late “Cap” Tyrrell and as a resident of Clarion was known as Miss Vinnie Tyrrell. The husband, two daughters and a son survive. Mrs. J.W. Garth of Beaumont, Texas, has been with her sister since last fall. Some weeks ago Mrs. Garth was painfully injured in an automobile accident when the machine skidded on a stretch of oily pavement.
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.
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.
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.