William C. Tyrrell to Wed Saturday

According to invitations received by friends, William Casper Tyrrell of Belmond, will be married to Miss Alice Katherine Sullivan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Sullivan of Rochelle, Ill., on September 13th, at the home of her uncle in Evanston, Ill. They will be home after October 1st at Beaumont, Tx.  The groom is known to local people as “Bill” Tyrrell.

Source:  Humboldt Republican, September 12, 1930.


Katherine Sample, David C. Tyrrell Are Married In St. Mark’s Church

The wedding of Katherine Gregg Sample and David Christie Tyrrell of Philadelphia, one of the most beautiful ever attended by Shreveport society, took place at 8 o’clock Tuesday evening in St. Mark’s Episcopal church. The ceremony was performed Rev. Dr. James M. Owens assisted by the Rev. Anson Phelps Stokes, Jr. After the service a formal reception was held in the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Guy Sample, on Jordan street.

The chancel was aisled with many calla lilies in high standards, woodwardia and multiple cathedral tapers in seven-arm candelabra.

While the guest were assembling, Mrs. H.R. Moore presented a nuptial recital—a half hour of organ music including “To An Evening Star” and the Prelude from Act III of “Lohengrin” (Wagner); “Nuptial Song” (DuBois) and “Cantable (Wilder), at the conclusion of which the vested choir of St. Mark’s entered in procession singing “The Voice That Breathes O’er Eden” followed by the playing of the Bridal Chorus from “Lohengrin” marked the entrance of the bridal party, an evening hymn was improvised during the service and the recessional was Mendelsohn’s “Wedding March”

First to enter were the groomsmen and ushers, Mr. Oliver Sample, Mr. Morton McMahon, Mr. Wilton Sample and Mr. Staunton Sample.

The graceful single file of brides-matrons include the bridegroom’s sister, Mrs. Carol Tyrrell Gilmore of Beaumont, Mrs. James A. Bolton of Alexandria and Mrs. Frances W. Scott, sister of the bride. They were facsimile gowns of amber-gold silk net tucked and fitted from yoke to hemline with circular ruching edging the shoulder capelet and floor-length skirt. The apple green velvet of their wide sashes matched the velvet ribbon bows on their formal bouquets of yellow calla lilies.

Similarly made of silk net tucked and ruched, but of pastel blue, was the gown of the lovely blonde maid of honor, Miss Betty Robinson. Her sash and the streamers of her yellow calla lilies bouquet were of lapis lazuli blue velvet.

The bride entering with her father, Mr. Samuel Guy Sample, who was to give her in marriage, appeared very beautiful in her Tafel wedding gown of old ivory stain fashioned calyx-like with a high corded collar[,] long tight sleeves tapering to a point and rows of covered buttons from elbow to wrist and from neckline to waist at the back. A veil of illusion caught to her dark hair with a shallow cap of Chantilly lace and a fillet of orange blossoms, extended the length of her long court train. She carried a formal bouquet of white calla lilies and calla leaves tied with white satin.

They were met at the chancel steps by the bridegroom and his best man, his brother, Mr. William C. Tyrrell, of Belmond, Iowa, who, like the groomsmen wore the bride’s favor, a gardenia boutonniere.

Mrs. Samuel Guy Sample chose for her daughter’s wedding a gown of gold brocaded lame. The groom’s mother, Mrs. William C. Tyrrell of Beaumont, wore a white brilliant-beaded gown with a formal train.

At the reception following, the guests were received in the hallway of the Sample home by Mrs. Douglas A. Lee and Mr. J. Reese Jones. In the drawing rooms, which were decorated with innumerable spring flowers, were the bride and groom and their attendants, Miss Robinson with Mr. William C. Tyrrell, Mrs. Bolton with Mr. Wilton Sample, Mrs. Gilmore and Mr. Oliver Sample, Mrs. Scott with Mr. Staunton Sample, and Mr. Morton McMahon; the hosts, Mr. and Mrs. Sample with Mr. and Mrs. William C. Tyrrell, Sr., Mr. James A. Bolton and Mrs. William C. Tyrrell, Jr., Francis W. Scott and Mrs. J.W. Garth of Beaumont; and Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Tyrrell of Beaumont; Mr. and Mrs. Sidney J. Harman; Mr. and Mrs. Edward R. Jones, Miss Elsie Jones and Mrs. B.M. Bryan of Washington, D.C.

In the dining room the bride’s table was centered with a tiered wedding cake crowned with a spray of valley lilies. At the ends of the lace-covered oval were identical punch bowls of antique silver, gold lined. On buffet and serving tables were pale yellow souvenir roses and ivory tapers in silvel [sic] candelabra. Ices in yellow rose molds, little tiered sandwiches and embossed cakes and confections were served. Presiding or assisting in the dining room were Miss Lena Jones, Mrs. Delia Gahagan, Mrs. Hill Shepherd, Miss Minnie Well, Miss Nora Laskey, Mrs. Walter B. Chandler, Miss Josephine Hardin and Mrs. Samuel Webb Smith.

Later in the evening the bridal couple left for their honeymoon in New York City, Mrs. Tyrrell wearing a very smart costume suit of ruby-tone crepe with collar, cuffs and pockets of kolinsky and a peaked toque. They are to arrive in Philadelphia in a fortnight where they will have an apartment at Bryn Mawr Gables, Bryn Mawr, PA. Their attractive remembrances to their attendants were lame evening bags from the bride and leather travel cases from the groom.

Katherine Sample Tyrrell is the younger daughter of prominent parents and one of the most charming young personalities in society. She is a Junior Leaguer, a graduate of Gardner School in New York and a former student of the National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Tyrrell, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. William Casper Tyrrell, is a member of a noteworthy Texas and Iowa family. He was educated in the east and is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. His fraternity is Sigma Chi.

Notable among out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. J. Cooke Wilson of Beaumont.

Source: Shreveport Times, January 27, 1935.

Wedding Announcements from the New York Times

Miss Sara Streit Riker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Marsh Riker of 83 Lincoln Park, Newark, was married to Andrew Van Blarcom in the South Park Presbyterian Church, Newark, last evening. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Lyman Whitney Allen, pastor of the church. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Berrian Riker, while Leonard [sic] Van Blarcom, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. The flower girls were Miss Marguerite Riker and Miss Prudence Durand, and the bridesmaids were Miss Elsie Riker of East Orange; Miss Alice Allen of Williamsport, Penn.; Miss Annie Orr of Pittsburg [sic], Penn.; Miss Matilda Dodd, Miss Elizabeth Carter, and Miss Elsie Tripp of Newark. The ushers were Harold Dodge, Franklin Conklin, Jr., and Henry Kays of Newton; Robert Southard, Charles Inslee, and Ralph Inslee of New York. Owing to a recent death in the bride’s family, there was no reception. (New York Times, May 10, 1906)

Miss Marion Louise Robertson, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Samuel E. Robertson of 21 Walnut St., Newark, N.J., and Ford W. Margarum of Sussex, were married last night at the bride’s home by the Rev. Dr. Robert Scott Inglis, pastor of the Third Presbyterian Church, North. Miss Robertson is a former student at Blair Academy and Mr. Margarum is the President of the Farmers National Bank of Sussex. His grandfather and father each occupied the same position. (New York Times, November 29, 1916)

Mr. and Mrs. William Casper Tyrrell of Beaumont, Texas, have announced to friends here the engagement of their daughter, Miss Carol Tyrrell, to Harold Moyer Gilmore of Philadelphia. The wedding will take place in Belmond, Iowa, on Sept. 21. (New York Times, August 15, 1929)

The marriage of Miss Margaret Louise Milne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Milne, to Charles Livingston Stover, son of Mrs. Charles L. Stover of Lowell, Mass., took place yesterday afternoon in the chapel of St. Bartholomew’s Church. The Right Reverend Fred Ingley, Coadjutor Bishop of Colorado, performed the ceremony in the presence of a small gathering. The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of blue chiffon and a picture hat. Mrs. Richard Kates Paynter, Jr. of Princeton, N.J., was the bride’s only attendant. She wore a gown of apricot-colored chiffon and a picture hat. She carried a bouquet of delphinium and African daisies. Richard Stover was best man and Victor Dockmeyer of Bronxville, N.Y., was usher. (New York Times, April 28, 1932)

SUSSEX, N.J., June 28 — Miss Janet Robertson Margarum, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ford Margarum of this place, was married tonight in the Sussex Presbyterian Church to Ralph Albert Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Winfred Taylor of Summit, N.J., by the pastor, the Rev. A.J.W. Mowatt. The bride, given in marriage by her father, had her sister, Miss Martha Louise Margarum, for maid of honor. Mr. Taylor’s father was best man. (New York Times, June 29, 1940)

Ardsley-on-Hudson, N.Y., Jan. 25 — Mr. and Mrs. Charles Livingston Stover have made known the engagement of their daughter, Louise Milne Stover, to John T. Roberts of Hingham, Mass. He is the son of Capt. Reed T. Roberts, U.S.N., retired, and Mrs. Roberts of Chevy Chase, Md. Miss Stover, who made her debut at the 1954 Westchester Cotillion, was graduated from the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry. She is a senior at Wellesley College. The late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Livingston Stover of Lowell, Mass., and the late Mr. and Mrs. George Hutchinson Milne of New York and Lakeville, Conn., were her grandparents. Mr. Roberts prepared at the Brooks School, North Andover, Mass., for Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from which he graduated last June. (New York Times, January 26, 1958)

Elmsford, N.Y., Sept. 6 — Miss Louise Milne Stover and John Tyssowski Roberts were married here this afternoon in the Protestant Episcopal Church of St. Joseph of Arimathea. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Walter H. McNeeley. A reception was held at Beech Hill, the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Livingston Stover. The bridegroom is the son of Capt. Reed T. Roberts, U.S.N., retired, and Mrs. Roberts of Chevy Chase, Md. Miss Carol Millholland was maid of honor and the bridesmaids were the Misses Jean Stover, a sister of the bride; Jane Roberts, sister of the bridegroom; Anne Fiske, Gail Dix and Yvonne Laan. Karl Corley was best man. Miss Roberts, who made her debut at the 1954 Westchester Cotillion, was graduated from the Masters School and in June from Wellesley College. She is a provisional member of the Junior League of Tarrytown. Her husband, who is attending the law school of the University of Virginia, is an alumnus of the Brooks School, North Andover, Mass., and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, class of ’57. He is a second lieutenant in the Army Reserve. (New York Times, September 7, 1958)

Evelyn Lancaster & David Christie Tyrrell

Sewanee, Tenn., Jan. 13. – Mr. and Mrs. Robert Samuel Lancaster have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Evelyn Rachel Lancaster, to Mr. David Christie Tyrrell Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Tyrrell, La. An April 11 wedding is planned here in All Saints Chapel of the University of the South, where Miss Lancaster’s father is dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The future bride, who is with the books division of Time, Inc., attended the American Community School in Baghdad, Iraq, where her father was a Fulbright lecturer at the University of Baghdad. She was graduated from St. Mary’s College here and from Hollins College. Miss Lancaster is a granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ulysses E. Desporte of Biloxi, Miss., and of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tazewell Lancaster of Floyd, Va. Her fiancé, an alumnus of Washington and Lee University, is with Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborne, Inc., New York advertising agency. He is a grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Casper Tyrrell of Beaumont, Tex., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Guy Sample of Shreveport.

Source:  New York Times, January 14, 1964.

University Couple Married

Miss Ruth Emery of Ottumwa, Iowa, and Mr. H.F. Tyrrell of Belmond, Iowa, were united in marriage Sunday morning at 8 o’clock, at the Methodist parsonage, the Rev. Sylvester E. Ellis officiating. The bride, who is the popular daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Emery of Ottumwa, attended the University of Iowa last year and is a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Mr. Tyrrell is a senior in the university school of commerce, and is affiliated with Sigma Chi fraternity. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Tyrrell, Jr. The happy couple have returned from a brief wedding trip to Davenport, and both expect to attend the university this year. They will be showered with congratulations from their many friends, to whom the news will come as a surprise.

Source:  Iowa City Press, August 8, 1921.

Rites in Texas for Mrs. Tyrrell

A lengthy illness culminated in the death Thursday morning of last week of Mrs. Ellen Christie Tyrrell, mother of W.P. Tyrrell, at St. Elizabeth’s hospital, Beaumont, Texas. She was 89 years of age.

Funeral services were held on Friday morning at Broussard Mortuary Chapel, Beaumont, with Rev. John Wesley Hardt, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating. Entombment was in the Tyrrell Mausoleum in Magnolia cemetery at Beaumont.

A native of Belmond, Ellen Christie was born Nov. 15, 1873, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Christie. She was graduated from Belmond High School in 1891 and for three years attended Cornell college at Mount Vernon.

She was married on June 12, 1900 to W.C. Tyrrell, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. “Cap” Tyrrell, Sr. The elder W.C. Tyrrell was a prominent early-day citizen of this county who in 1900 moved to Texas, where engaged extensively in the oil business and rice growing and acquired numerous other business interests.

Mrs. Tyrrell and her husband had the present W.P. Tyrrell home south of town built in 1913. They moved in 1940 to Beaumont, where Mr. Tyrrell was associated with various family business interests.

They divided their time between Beaumont and Belmond, spending their summers here until Mr. Tyrrell’s death in 1943.

“Cap” Tyrrell engaged in many philanthropies in his adopted home of Beaumont. These included the gift to the city of Tyrrell Library and also of the land on which the city’s Tyrrell Park is located.

Mrs. Tyrrell is survived by her five children. They are, in addition to the son living here: Mrs. Wesley W. Kyle, Jr., Harry F. and W.C. Tyrrell, Jr. of Beaumont, and David C. Tyrrell of Shreveport, LA. She also leaves 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Tyrrell had continued membership in the Congregational church here. She was a charter member of the Wesley Class of Beaumont’s First Methodist Church and of the Women’s Society of Christian Service. She was a life member of the Beaumont Women’s Club, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star.

W.P. Tyrrell had gone to Beaumont a week ago last Wednesday unaware that his mother on that day had undergone major surgery. He remained there during her final illness and was in attendance at the funeral service held last Friday.

Source: Wright County Monitor, June 30, 1963.

Assorted Business News Items

Vincent Carr has served [sic] his connection with the Markovitt’s store. (Middletown Times Herald, January 6, 1932)

Vincent Carr, recently discharged from service, has resumed his work with Charles Kithcart. (Middletown Times Herald, December 20, 1945)

OCEANSIDE NEWS: David Rorick, an attorney from Des Moines, Iowa, is building a residence on Pacific avenue. He will open an office here for the practice of his profession. (Los Angeles Times, June 26, 1906)

Frank Rorick is clerking in G.M. Graves’ insurance agency. (Daily Huronite, April 12, 1886)

Report of Superintendents of Poor House Farm shows that Jacob Rorick succeeded N.K. Beardslee. Failure of crops increased expenses of institution, a long and hard winter ran the number of inmates up to 110. Of the 99 inmates on May 10, forty-five were children too young to be bound out. (Newspaper Clippings from the Sussex Register. 1897-1899. Newton, NJ: The Register. Item originally published June 19, 1837.)

Superintendents of poor house and farm publish annual report; express satisfaction with Mr. Rorick and re-engage him at increased salary; he had improved the meadows and proved himself to be a superior farmer. Owing to the bad year only three bushels of wheat and 47 1/2 of rye were gathered from the farm; many sheep had been lost through scab. (Newspaper Clippings from the Sussex Register. 1897-1899. Newton, NJ: The Register. Item originally published June 25, 1838.)

Mr. Harry F. Tyrrell, secretary of the university Y.M.C.A., will attend the annual convention of Y.M.C.A. secretaries to convene at Saugatuck, Mich., on June 27th for a two weeks session. He will be accompanied by Mrs. Tyrrell. (Iowa City Press Citizen, June 26, 1925)

Julia Rorick Strevelle

Julia Ann Rorick was born at Knightstown, Indiana, June 26, 1856. When a child of two years, she came with her parents and settled in Jones County, Iowa, on a farm near Oxford Mills, where she grew to womanhood. She was married in June 1870 to Dr. D.E. Strevelle. He practiced medicine in Oxford Mills and in 1904 they removed to Canada. Most of her life was spent here in Oxford Mills. Dr. Strevelle passed way in New York state October 16th, 1916, where he was buried. After Dr. Strevelle’s death, she and her son, George W. Strevelle, made their home in Oxford Mills. She was a member of the Methodist church and was beloved by her relatives and friends. For the past four years her health had declined and four weeks ago she was taken to Mercy Hospital, Anamosa, where she passed away Wednesday morning, November 7th, 1923, being 67 years, 5 months and 11 days of age. The remains were brought to the home at Oxford Mills Wednesday of last week, from where funeral services were held Friday afternoon, and interment made in the Mayflower cemetery. Besides her son, she is survived by three brothers, Samuel Rorick, Venice, Cal.; Dallas Rorick, of Monticello; Sidney Rorick, of Oxford Mills; also three nieces and six nephews. Her only sister, Mrs. Helen Tyrrell of Beaumont, Texas, passed away four years ago, and her oldest living brother, Dave, died last May in Oceanside, California.

Source: Oxford Mirror, November 15, 1923.

Strevell Family News

Dr. Strevell, our old townsman, has got his new house up and nearly enclosed, located on upon Green street. (Oxford Mirror, June 24, 1889)

Mrs. D.E. Strevelle and son, of Hawkeye, Iowa, are visiting Mrs. Strevelle’s mother, Mrs. C.H. Rorick, at this place. (Oxford Mirror, June 27, 1889)

D.E. Strevell, of Delhi, was on our streets last week. (Oxford Mirror, September 3, 1891)

Mrs. D.E. Strevelle, of Yorktown, Canada, and Mrs. W.E. Tyrrell, of Belmond, Iowa, sisters of S.E. Rorick, returned to their respective homes last Thursday morning, having spent a couple of weeks here. (Oxford Mirror, September 12, 1901)

Sidney E. Rorick

Sidney E. Rorick was born in Franklin county, Ohio, on October 31, 1849, the son of C.H. and Julia F. Rorick. In 1859 he came with his parents to Iowa and first settled on the farm later known as the Rorick farm south of Oxford Mills. The first home was a log cabin.

In 1876 he was married to Miss Charity Green. They began housekeeping on the farm home, improving it as they were able until their removal to Oxford Mills in 1900. Two children were born to this union, Cornelius H. and Edna, both of whose lives were closed years ago. Mrs. Rorick died on March 22, 1927.

Mr. Rorick’s life began to fail over a year ago. A serious illness then nearly claimed his life but when practically all hope was abandoned for his recovery a change was noted and improvement came slowly but surely. This past fall Mr. Rorick went to California hoping to escape the dreaded winter months but the climate did not agree with him and he returned here to his home. Soon afterwards he became seriously ill but warded off the approaching end for weeks.

One brother, D.D. Rorick of Monticello, is the only living near relative.

Mr. Rorick was a member of Zealous Lodge, A.F. & A.M., and had belonged to the Owls.

Services were held at the M.E. church at Oxford Mills Monday afternoon, Rev. Wolgemuth of the Lutheran church officiating, assisted by the Lutheran choir and the members of the Masonic order, who conducted the commitment ceremonies. He was laid to rest in the family lot beside his wife in the Mayflower cemetery.

Those from a distance who attended the funeral of S.E. Rorick were his brother, D.D. Rorick of Monticello, Iowa; Mrs. Winnie Ottsen of Rock Island, Ill., and the following nieces and nephews, Mrs. J.W. Garth and W.C. Tyrrell of Beaumont, Texas; Preston Tyrrell of Belmond, Iowa; Mrs. Woodward of Olin; and Mrs. Wilkinson.

Source: Oxford Mirror, April 3, 1930.