Business & Professional Notices from 1924

Rev. Myra Hutchinson delivered the first sermon of the new conference year from the Methodist pulpit at Harrisburg, Ore., Sunday.  She was appointed to succeed her husband, the Rev. W.V. Hutchinson, who succeeds her in the pulpit at Junction City.  (Medford Mail Tribune, September 29, 1924)

Permission to sell a soda fountain, part of the estate of George W. Hershner, to John Rochelle for $55 was authorized by Justice Clarence Mprphy [sic], according to an entry filed in common pleas court.  The application was made by Carl Antenen, receiver of the estate.  (Hamilton Evening Journal, October 7, 1924)

Rorick’s collegians jazzed the Kiwanis club luncheon up today, playing all sorts and conditions of music, and setting the staid business men of the club tapping on the floor with their toes.  (Corvallis Gazette-Times, October 22, 1924)

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Capt. W.C. Tyrrell Will Be Buried Here Probably Wednesday

His Benefactions and How He Made Fortune Recalled; Brought First Ship to Beaumont

Funeral services for Capt. W.C. Tyrrell, prominent citizen and philanthropist, who died at his residence at 1347 Calder avenue early Sunday morning, probably will be held Wednesday afternoon, according to tentative arrangements. It is likely that the Masonic lodge will have charge of services at the grave.

The body was prepared for burial yesterday and lay in state at the family residence throughout the day where it was viewed by hundreds of friends and associates of the deceased.

It is believed that Captain Tyrrell’s death occurred about 12:45 a.m. and that his death, which was caused by heart failure, was peaceful and without suffering. He was found by his son-in-law, Dr. J.W. Garth, at 1:15 a.m. and it was evident at that time that he had been dead about half an hour.

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Business & Professional Notices from 1923

Leroy friends received word that Glenn T. Ballentine has received appointment as directory clerk in the Long Beach, Cal., postoffice. Mr. Ballentine stood third highest among the 102 applicants who took the Civil Service examination. Mr. Ballentine and his wife, who was formerly Miss Pearl Rutledge of Leroy have many friends here who will be glad to know of his new position. Mr. and Mrs. Ballentine have purchased a new five room bungalow at 1[unclear] Cerritos Ave., Long Beach, Cal., where they expect to make their permanent home. (Bloomington Pantagraph, February 2, 1923)

W.V. Hutchinson of Wilderville was appointed by the recent annual M.E. conference to serve the Methodist churches here and at Junction City for the coming church year. Rev. Hutchinson will deliver his first sermon here Sunday evening. Rev. C.T. Cook of Halsey and who supplied the local charge last year, was transferred to Stayton. (Albany Evening Herald, September 24, 1923)

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Tyrrell Family Has Reunion At Lakes

W.C. Tyrrell of Beaumont, Texas, and some twenty or thirty of his relatives, among them C.H. Tyrrell, Jr., and family and Dr. and Mrs. C.A. Fillgraf of Spencer, are enjoying a most delightful family reunion in cottages rented for the purpose near the drawbridge on West Okoboji lake in Iowa, says a Belmond paper. W.C. Tyrrell, whom his intimate friends call “Captain,” is staging the party and is renting the Pattee cottage for the month of the July and the gathering is making its headquarters there. Every known form of enjoyment the lakes afford are indulged in by the guests. There is golf for those who like and W.C. Tyrrell does. He took up the game at the age of 63 and now shoots most of the courses in less than a hundred. Dancing, swimming, boating, motoring and other forms of amusement, to say nothing of wonderful eats, help to cause the time to pass all too quickly.

Those in the party in addition to W.C. Tyrrell are: Dr. M. Brink and wife of Boyde, Iowa, G.P. Tyrrell and wife of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, C.H. Tyrrell and wife of Sioux Rapids, Dr. G.W. [sic] Garth and wife of Beaumont, Texas, David Rorick and family of Ocean Side [sic], California, Thomas Garth and wife of Beaumont, Texas, J.W. Garth, Jr., who drove through from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Clifford Fields of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Will C. Tyrrell, Jr., president of a sugar company at Belmond, Iowa, and his son, Will C. Tyrrell III, and daughter Carol, and C.H. Tyrrell, Jr., and Dr. and Mrs. C.A. Fillgraf of Spencer. W.C. Tyrrell, host to the party, is one of the big boosters for Texas. He has been engaged in the oil business for a number of years.

Source: Beaumont Enterprise, July 23, 1923.

W.C. McConnell Is Claimed By Death

Expired at 6 O’Clock Last Night at South Main Street Home.

Resident Here 38 Years

Was One of City’s Leading Merchants Until Retirement a Year Ago; Aged 73 Years.

Willard C. McConnell, aged 73 years, one of Adrian’s best known citizens and until a year ago one of the city’s leading merchants, died at 6 o’clock last evening at his home, 322 South Main street, after a sickness of about two weeks. He had been in poor health for more than a year but had been able to be about until his last sickness which was due to a complication of ailments. Although his condition has been unfavorable for ten days previously it took a decidedly serious turn Sunday after which he failed to rally. Mrs. McConnell and his daughter, Mrs. W.D. McLean, of New York City were at the bedside when death came.

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Short News Items from 1920

Kenneth Gunton, of No. 2 Ransom, was admitted to the Pittstown Hospital yesterday for treatment. (Wilkes-Barre Record, January 28, 1920)

Mrs. Mary A. Huff and son, Mahlon Huff of Wysox spent Wednesday with her daughter, Mrs. George Parks. (Sayre Evening Times, April 17, 1920)

Mrs. George Parks was hastily summoned to Wysox Saturday morning by the death of her mother, Mrs. Mary Huff, the unfortunate lady who was killed by the cars at that place, Saturday morning. (Sayre Evening Times, July 14, 1920)

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John C. Rorick

John C. Rorick, who was born near Horseheads, died in Wauseon, Ohio, recently. He was a descendant of the early Breese settlers and until recently came here to attend family reunions. John C. Rorick, who was born near Elmira, February 13, 1834, and moved with his parents to Lenawee County, Mich., in 1836, Here he grew to manhood and endured all the hardships of pioneer life. His education he secured mostly by home study. He taught school for a short time and then completed a commercial course, graduating from the Gregory Commercial College, of Detroit. He is survived by his widow, a foster daughter, Mrs. W.C. McConnell, of Adrian; a brother, Dr. E.H. Rorick, of Fayette.

“He was commander of the Associate G.A.R. organization and a member of Wauseon Lodge, Knights of Pythias.”

Source: Elmira Star-Gazette, December 27, 1920.

John C. Rorick Passes Away

John C. Rorick died at his home on East Elm Street Wednesday afternoon.

Mr. Rorick served as State Senator from this senatorial District and as a member of the Ohio Constitutional Convention of 1912. He has been a leader in public service and highly esteemed among leaders in public affairs in the State of Ohio. His life has been a long useful and honored one and he will be greatly missed.

Source: Fulton County Tribune, December 10, 1920.

Guests at Tyrrell Home.

The W.C. Tyrrell home, 1347 Calder, is the scene of a pleasant family gathering, Capt. Tyrrell’s sons and daughters and grand-children coming from far and near to Beaumont to help him celebrate his 73rd birthday anniversary, which occurred Saturday. Present are: W.C. Tyrrell of Belmond, Ia.; H.C. Tyrrell of Tulsa; Mr. and Mrs. David Rorick of Oceanside, Cal.; Dr. and Mrs. M. Brink of Boyden, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. D.H. Leonard of Clarion, Iowa, Clifford Field of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Dr. and Mrs. J.W. Garth.

Source: Beaumont Enterprise, January 19, 1920.