Tyrrell Will Build Theater In Gate City

Beaumont Capitalist Has Acquired Considerable Property In Port Arthur

Port Arthur, Tex., Aug. 19.—Captain Tyrrell of Beaumont was in the city Wednesday and made a purchase of another lot adjoining the two lots on which he intended building a vaudeville theater. This gives him seventy-five feet frontage and he will erect a two-story brick 75×140 feet. The lower story will be used for business and an up-to-date vaudeville theater and pool room. Captain Tyrrell owns much valuable property in this city and it is all a paying asset, getting good rentals from his buildings. Last week he purchased the J.F. Winn home as a home for some of his family. Captain Tyrrell has plans for other buildings to go up in the near future, one of which is a large three-story rooming house constructed on up-to-date plans. This is a much-needed acquisition and will lead to building others.

Source: Beaumont Journal, August 19, 1910.


Short News Items from 1904

Charley Armstrong is up from Irvington today with the carcass of a large wolf which he trapped and secured. (Algona Advance, January 14, 1904)

Homer Drumm, who have [sic] been sick with lagrippe, is able to be out again. (Zanesville Times-Recorder, February 4, 1904)

Tracy Walling came up from Portland last night to attend the funeral of his brother, Fred Walling, at Zena this afternoon. (Salem Capital Journal, February 24, 1904)

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Short News Items from 1901

W.C. Tyrrell, who has become very much interested in oil, left this morning for his home at Belmont, Ia. He will return soon to look after his interests here. (Beaumont Daily Enterprise, February 7, 1901)

Mrs. Isola M. Rorick of Los Angeles spent yesterday here enjoying the celebration. (Santa Monica Evening Outlook, February 23, 1901)

Miss Maud McCloe gave a dinner Thursday evening for a few friends. (Detroit Free Press, March 17, 1901)

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Matrimonial News from the 1890s

The Randolph, Iowa, Register says: Mr. J.W. Dilts of Randolph and Miss Luella Andruss of Irvington, Kossuth county, were married Tuesday, June 30, at the residence of the bride’s parents. The newly wedded pair arrived in Randolph Wednesday afternoon and in the evening they were tendered a reception by relatives and friends at the residence of Mr. J.H. Wylie. Later they were the recipients of a serenade from the band. Mr. and Mrs. Dilts will soon be at home to their friends on east Randolph street. The Register extends its earnest congratulations. (Algona Upper Des Moines, July 15, 1896)

TYRRELL-WALLING—In this city, June 9, at 1902 Union avenue, by Dr. Charles Edward Locke, Morton H. Tyrrell of Ferndale, Cal., to Lulu Walling of St. Louis, Mo. (San Francisco Chronicle, June 11, 1899)

Some Short Business Items

Edward Loosley has just been appointed postmaster at Montague, Calif. Loosley is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Loosley, who were for many years residents of Fort Klamath, where the new official attended school. (Klamath Falls Evening Herald, June 24, 1916)

Harry Tyrrell of the Mountain Oil company is so well pleased with his No. 1 on the Connor land, Cleveland field, that he has ordered timbers on the ground for No. 2. Argus & Compton are also preparing to commence a well on their land adjoining the Connor on the north. (Tulsa World, November 3, 1911)

Jay Rorick, who formerly operated Rorick’s gift shop at N.W. 23rd avenue and Burnside street, is now in business under the name of Lampshades Exclusive, in the Sherlock building, 309 S.W. 3rd avenue. Rorick and his staff of two create lampshades to order and also conduct classes in lampshade making. (The Oregonian, October 3, 1956)

Estate of Sidney E. Rorick

Notice is hereby given that as the executor of the estate of Sidney E. Rorick, deceased, I will sell at public sale to the highest bidder all of the real estate and personal property belonging to said estate. Sale will be held at the late home of the deceased on the 14th day of June, 1930, commencing at two o’clock. — W. C. Tyrrell, Executor

Source: Oxford Mirror, June 5, 1930.

Former Madera Woman Is Buried

Mrs. Malinda E. Walling Dies Near Fresno

Funeral services for Mrs. Malinda E. Walling, 86, formerly of Madera, were conducted in Fresno Saturday morning. Mrs. Walling died near Fresno Friday.

She leaves four sons, John C. and Jesse Walling, John C. and James Reynolds of Illinois; a daughter, Mrs. Wilbur Jarvis of Missouri; four granddaughters, Mrs. Ralph Millard and Mrs. J.P. Stanton, Miss Margaret Walling of Fresno and Mrs. Paul Beck of Los Angeles, and three grandsons, Curtis Walling of San Diego, Nelson Walling of Fowler and Frank Tyrrell of Honolulu.

Mrs. Walling was a native of Illinois.

Source: Madera Tribune, August 21, 1939.

A.E. Walling Dies Suddenly

Word was received in Madera today of the death of A.E. Walling of Fresno.  Mr. Walling made his home for many years in Madera where is well-known.

Death came suddenly after a period of illness lasting only two hours.

He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Morton Tyrrell of Madera, Jess Walling of Orosi, George, Ernest and John Walling of Fresno.

Source:  Madera Tribune, November 26, 1923.

American Bank Asks For Guardianship Of Rorick Estate

The American National bank of Beaumont, through P.P. Butler, vice president, Wednesday filed application for guardianship of the estate of David Rorick, 19, of San Diego, Calif., the estate being valued at $83,100.

Rorick is the son of Mrs. Vinnie T. Rorick, deceased, who was a daughter of the late W.C. Tyrrell, Beaumont capitalist who died several years ago. Mrs. Rorick died last spring at Oceanside, Calif.

The estate in Texas for which guardianship is sought consists of real estate in Port Arthur valued at $60,000 and 3080 acres of land in Harris county valued at $23,100.

Source: Beaumont Journal, June 28, 1933.

Mrs. C.H. Rorick

Mrs. C.H. Rorick, of Oxford Mills, died Tuesday the 27th ult., after a long illness. She was born in New Jersey October 14, 1821, married to C.H. Rorick in 1836 and moved to Oxford Mills in 1858. Eight children were born to them—the late G.H. Rorick of Lowdon, Iowa; David Rorick, St. Louis, Mo.; Samuel Rorick, Oklahoma; D.D. Rorick, Oxford Junction; Mrs. W.E. [sic] Tyrrell, Belmond, Iowa; S.E. and Albert Rorick, Oxford Mills; Mrs. D.E. Strevelle, Yorktown, Canada. Rev. J.S. Westfall conducted the services, followed with interment in the Oxford Junction cemetery.

Source: Anamosa Eureka, September 5, 1901.