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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Supreme Court Tax Appeals Fruitless

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15.—W.C. Tyrrell, Vinnie T. Rorick and Mrs. Esther L. Garth of Beaumont, today lost appeals to the Supreme Court for review of lower court decisions upholding federal income tax assessments totaling $119,323.

Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, November 16, 1937.

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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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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