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.

Visits Old Home.

Morton Tyrrell, a former well known Ferndale boy, arrived in the Cream City Tuesday on a several days’ business and pleasure visit in this locality. Mr. Tyrrell is now located in Los Angeles, where he is engaged in the real estate business, and where he has been very successful in that line since his residence in the southern city. From Morton we learn that his parents, R.S. Tyrrell and wife, have been spending the winter in Los Angeles for the benefit of Mrs. Tyrrell’s health, which is reported quite good at present. About the first of the month however, they expect to return to their home in Fruitvale, near Oakland. Morton also informs us that his brother, Frank Tyrrell, is also located at Los Angeles, where he is engaged in the practice of law. Frank has succeeded in building up a lucrative law practice and is also prominently identified with the Lincoln-Roosevelt Club in that city. The gentleman is one of the most gifted and eloquent speakers on the coast, and his services are always in demand on all public occasions in the City of Angeles. Other ex-Ferndalers mentioned were John and Will Sage, sons of Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Sage, of the Island. John is conduction a commission house in Los Angeles and is reported to have made a decided success of his business. Will Sage makes his headquarters at Hanford, but as he is engaged in the real estate business his work takes him over the greater portion of southern California. Will is said to be a great success as a real estate dealer, and has promoted many large land sales in different parts of the state. Mr. Tyrrell expects to reach San Francisco about the first of May and while in the city will view the fleet festivities.

Source: Ferndale Enterprise, April 17, 1908.

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.

Vinnie Tyrrell & David Rorick

Miss Vinnie Tyrrell, daughter of ex-treasurer Tyrrell, was married at the home of her parents in Iowa township, last Wednesday to a St. Louis gentleman by the name of David Rorick and has gone there to reside. The bride was for a number of years a resident of Clarion and by her genial ways made many warm friends, all of whom wish her the fullest measure of happiness in her new relation.

Source: Wright County Monitor, December 19, 1894.


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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Untitled (Cornelius Hoyt Rorick)

DEAD.—The father of Mrs. W.C. Tyrrell died at his home near Oxford Mills, Jones county, on Friday and was buried Sunday by the Masonic fraternity of which institution he had for many years been an honored members.  He had been in failing health for several years, but was taken much worse three weeks ago and sent for Mrs. Tyrrell, who remained with him until the end came.

Source:  Wright County Monitor, March 23, 1887. 

Capt. Tyrrell Tells of Building Scheme

Capt. W.C. Tyrrell of the Tyrrell-Combest Realty Company yesterday visited the city commission rooms with a view to negotiating with city officials for the sale in Port Arthur of the lot next to the fire station.  “I want to sell this lot to the city of Port Arthur,” Capt. Tyrrell told Commissioner A.A. Poteet, “I could sell it to others, but I don’t care to.  I want the city to have it.  Let me know how much you could pay down; I’ll allow all the time needed for the rest.”  Referring to the two buildings which he proposed to build this year in Port Arthur, Capt. Tyrrell said he plans to erect the one on the site of the Lakeview first, and the one at Beaumont and Procter.  He said he has not yet arrived at any agreement with parties as to a lease of the proposed building on the Lakeview hotel site. 

Source:  Port Arthur Daily News, January 18, 1922.

He Believes In Our Future

Port Arthur folks read with considerable interest Sunday morning the announcement in The News that Cap’t Tyrrell would erect two new buildings here within the next few months.  Captain Tyrrell is one of the old timers of southeast Texas, having come down into this section some 20 or 30 years ago.  Although he lives in Beaumont, a vast amount of his real estate holdings are in Port Arthur.  When Captain Tyrrell was approached Saturday to confirm the rumor of the two new buildings he said, “You may tell the people of Port Arthur that I am going to erect two new buildings in the very near future.  Port Arthurs has been very good to me and I am going to reciprocate.”  The facts are that Captain Tyrrell or any other capitalist would not continue to invest more money in any other city if there was no future for that particular town.  It is evident that he believes in the soundness of his investment as well as the future of Port Arthur.”

Source:  Port Arthur Daily News, October 24, 1921.

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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