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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Miss Tyrrell, Mr. Gathright Engaged and Set Their Wedding Afternoon of Saturday, Dec. 27

Mr. and Mrs. William Casper Tyrrell, Jr. of 170 Ridgeland Dr. announce the engagement of their daughter, Frances Alice, to Cary Kent Gathright, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grayson Dorsey Gathright of Amarillo.

The couple choose to be married in a simple ceremony at 5 the afternoon of Saturday, Dec. 27, and will have as guests their relatives and several of their intimate friends. The wedding will be in St. Mark’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Charles Wyatt-Brown officiating.

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Masonic Lodges and Y.M.C.A. Friendship Club To Officiate At Funeral For Dr. J.W. Garth

Philanthropist and Capitalist Succumbs Monday.

Funeral services for Dr. J.W. Garth, widely known physician and philanthropist, who died here early this morning, will be held at the residence, 1347 Calder, at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, with Rev. Samuel Rosinger of Temple Emmanuel, and Rev. Samuel Holden, Congregational pastor, in charge.

Masonic Lodge No. 286 and the Beaumont Commandery, No. 38 Knights Templar will also have a part in the services. Burial will be in Magnolia cemetery under the direction of Roberts Undertaking company.

Tyrrell public library, donated to the city by Capt. W.C. Tyrrell and with which Dr. Garth was closely associated, will be closed from 2:30 to 4, the time of the funeral.

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Dr. J.W. Garth, Friend Of Youth, Dies At His Home

Man Who Erected Friendship Building at Y.M.C.A. Succumbs After Year Of Invalidism

Dr. J.W. Garth, age 62, benefactor of youth, died at his home, 1347 Calder avenue, shortly after midnight this morning. Hope was abandoned yesterday even for a temporary recovery, after he had lain in a state of coma for 24 hours. Keeping vigil at the bedside were three sons, James, Tyrrell and Thomas Garth, all of Beaumont, and another son, Dr. Leroy Garth was speeding to his father’s home from California.

A telegram was received last night from Dr. Leroy Garth, who had then reached San Antonio. Dr. W.E. Tatum, family physician and associate in business with Dr. Garth, was also present. Doctor Garth, who had lain helpless for more than a year, clung to life tenaciously and always maintained a cheery disposition.

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Beaumont Girl Weds in Iowa

Miss Carol Tyrrell and H.M. Gilmore of Philadelphia Married.

BEAUMONT, Texas, Sept. 21.—Visitors from Beaumont and Dallas were among the guests who went in large number from various States to attend the wedding of Miss Carol Tyrrell of this city to Harold Moyer Gilmore of Philadelphia at Belmond, Iowa, Saturday.

The wedding took place at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Casper Tyrrell, formerly of Beaumont, at 6 o’clock in the evening. The ceremony was performed beneath a Gothic arch, handsomely decorated with yellow and bronze chrysanthemums and backed by a wall of smilax intermingled with autumn leaves, a mellow glow from white candles in tall candelabras softly illuminating the scene. The wedding party descended from a stairway beautifully flanked with clusters of autumn blooms. The Rev. Samuel Lienbach of the Congregational Church of Belmond officiated.

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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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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.

Tyrrell Garth Weds Los Angeles Girl; Will Reside Here

That Miss Lucy Langdon of Los Angeles and Tyrrell Garth of this city, son of Dr. and Mrs. J.W. Garth and grandson of Capt. W.C. Tyrrell, were united in marriage December 26 is the news reaching Beaumont, where the groom’s family is prominently identified.

The wedding was solemnized at the bride’s home and among other relatives presents were Capt. Tyrrell and Mrs. Garth.

Mr. and Mrs. Garth are now at the Hotel Maryland, Pasadena, where they plan an extended stay.

Mr. Garth is connected with the Tyrrell-Combest company and has many friends here who will give his bride a cordial welcome, she being pleasantly remembered as a visitor in the Garth home about a year ago when she accompanied her grandfather to Beaumont, he being an old-time Iowa friend of Capt. Tyrrell’s.

Source:  Beaumont Enterprise, January 2, 1922.

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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