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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Newcomer Mrs. Jay Edgar Garth To Be Presented at Tea Tuesday

To introduce newcomer to Beaumont Mrs. Jay Edgar Garth to a group of young matrons her aunt. Mrs. C. Tyrrell Garth, Sr., and Miss Charlsie Berly will entertain at tea Tuesday, May 9, in the Garth home, 1347 Calder.

Invitations have been issued for two calling times. First hours are from 3 to 4:30 ,and the second group is invited to call between 4:30 and 6.

Mrs. Jay Edgar Garth’s mother, Mrs. J.S. Dugan; her mother-in-law, Mrs. James William Garth; her sister-in-law, Mrs. Harold Daniels; her aunt, Mrs. Thomas Garth, Sr., and her cousins, Mrs. Thomas Garth Jr. and Mrs. Richard Whittington will all come from Houston to receive with the honoree and hostesses.  Also from Houston will come former Beaumonters Mrs. Harry Jones and Mrs. Troy Whitehurst.

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Mrs. J.W. Garth To Have Family Gathering Sunday On Her 80th Anniversary

Mrs. J.W. Garth will on Sunday be eighty years old and in observance of the occasion her family will gather here this weekend. A family dinner will be given Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Garth home, 1347 Calder avenue. Mrs. Garth’s son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. C. Tyrrell Garth, and her grandson and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. C. Tyrrell Garth, Jr. of Beaumont will be hosts at the family gathering.

Coming Saturday from Mexico City where they have been visiting will be Mrs. Garth’s grandson William L. Garth, Jr. and Mrs. Garth of San Francisco. from Houston will come Mrs. Garth’s sons, James and Thomas and the former’s children, Jay Edgar and Gayle.

From California will come Mrs. Garth’s son, Dr. W. LeRoy Garth and his wife of La Jolla, Calif. and Mrs. Garth’s granddaughter, Mrs. Tom Dammann and Mr. Dammann and their children Tommie and Terry.

Source: Beaumont Journal, April 7, 1948.

Short News Items from 1940

Mason Sickler, of Falls, was a business man in town Tuesday.  He had picked up a young man who was hitch-hiking from New Orleans to Syracuse.  Having started only last Saturday, he was making good time.  (Tunkhannock New Age, May 23, 1940)

News from the San Diego social front states that Dr. and Mrs. William Leroy Garth will forgo their usual summer trip in favor of open house, for they have received word that their daughter and her husband, the Thomas Dammans (Harle Garth), and little Tommy Jr. will arrive from Hartford, Conn., in August for an extended visit.  (Chicago Tribune, May 26, 1940)

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Birth Announcements from 1940

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Damman of Hartford, Conn., announce the birth on April 10 of a son who has been named Tom, Jr. The youngster is the great grandson of Mrs. J.W. Garth of this city. Mrs. Dammann is the former Miss Harle Garth of California who with her husband toured Europe in 1938 and 1939 writing articles of war front news for American newspapers. Mr. Dammann is sports editor and foreign correspondent for the Hartford News. (Beaumont Journal, April 17, 1940)

BOLMEN—To the wife of Albert William Bolmen, 2929 55th Avenue, July 15, a daughter, Kathleen Fay. (Oakland Tribune, July 25, 1940)

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.