Mrs. W.C. Tyrrell, Sr., Dead

Word was received by relatives here last Saturday that Mrs. W.C. Tyrrell, Sr., had died very suddenly at Mobridge, South Dakota, where she was visiting relatives. No details were given regarding the cause of her death, and at this writing it has not been possible to ascertain the cause. Mrs. Tyrrell, whose home was in Beaumont, Texas, had been visiting her children here, and went from here to Dakota. She had not been well since her arrival in Iowa, but it was not thought her condition was serious. She was the wife of “Cap” Tyrrell, and was one of the early settlers of the vicinity, being known the county over. Funeral arrangements had not been made at this writing.

Source: Clarion Clipper, August 7, 2019.

Mrs. W.C. Tyrrell Called

Word has reached Clarion of the death of Mrs. W.C. Tyrrell, which occurred last Sunday.  The end came suddenly, the result of heart failure.  It is understood they were making an automobile trip to the Black Hills.  Mrs. Tyrrell, in company with her husband and grandson, Tyrrell Garth, had gone to Sioux Falls, S.D., to visit Mr. Tyrrell’s brother.  She was around eighty years of age and had driven from Beaumont, Texas, recently to visit her son, Will, at Belmond, and other relatives in the north.  Burial will be made in Beaumont, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Will Tyrrell have gone south to attend the funeral.

The Tyrrell family is one of the oldest and best known in Wright county, having lived in Clarion and at Belmond in an early day.  Deceased was a woman of fine and sturdy character, beloved by her family and respected by all.

Source:  Wright County Monitor, August 6, 1919. 

Call From Cap. Tyrrell

Cap. Tyrrell of Beaumont, Texas, was calling on Clarion friends Saturady [sic]. Cap. still as a host of friends in this county among the old settlers, all of whom will be glad to know he has made a “barrel of money” in the oil business the past few years. In the early political history of the county Cap was a prominent and aggressive figure and when he entered the race his opponent well knew it was to be a fight to the finish. We have known of Mr. Tyrrell calling our father out of bed as early as 3 or 4 o’clock to discuss some political matters and by day light Cap was well into the township he was to canvass. He has used the same aggressiveness in business, as do his sons, Will and Harry Tyrrell.

Source: Wright County Monitor, July 16, 1919.

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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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.