Tyrrell Citizenship

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.

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W.C. Tyrrell Dies In Iowa Summer Home At Age Of 71 Years

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.

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Mrs. David Rorick Called

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.

Source:  Wright County Monitor, March 2, 1933. 

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.