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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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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