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Capt. William Casper "W.C." Tyrrell[1, 2, 3]

Male circa 1848 -


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  • Name William Casper "W.C." Tyrrell 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Born circa 1848  Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died
    Notes 
    • In 1880 they were living in Pleasant Township, Wright County, Iowa.  They later moved to Beaumont.
          Capt. Tyrrell purchased the old First Baptist Church building (on the corner of Pearl and Forsythe Streets) in 1923 and donated it to the citizens of Beaumont to be a library in memory of his late wife, Frances Helen Rorick Tyrrell. He paid $70,000 for the property which was Beaumont's first public library.  It is today known as the Tyrrell Historical Library.
          In the 1920's, he worked with Allen Minor McFaddin, son of James A. and Margaret (Coward) McFaddin, at the Heywood Oil Company at the Spindletop oilfield in Jefferson county.
      1920 census, Texas, Jefferson cty, 1-WD, Beaumont, series T625, roll 1823, pg. 139
      lines 37-42
      Tyrrell, William C, head, M, W, 72, widowed, PA, PA, PA
      Garth, James W, son-in-law, M, W, 52, IL, Eng, Eng
        "  , Esther T, daughter, F, W, 51, IA, PA, OH
        "  , Casper T, grandson, M, W, 24, IA, IL, IA
        "  , James W Jr, grandson, M, W, 20, IA, IL, IA
        "  , Thomas T, grandson, M, W, 18, IA, IL, IA
          "W.C. Tyrrell purchased the Iowa farm of Smith & Munson from Senator E. A. Howland in October, 1873."
    Person ID I54256  mykindred
    Last Modified Jan 11, 2008 

    Family Frances Helen "Helen" Rorick,   b. Dec 25, 1848, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1920  (Age < 71 years) 
    Married Aug 20, 1867  Jones county, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Esther Tyrrell,   b. circa 1869, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
     2. Vinnie R. Tyrrell,   b. circa 1870,   d. Y
    +3. William Casper "W.C." Tyrrell,   b. circa 1872, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1946  (Age ~ 74 years)
     4. Harry Cornelius Tyrrell,   b. Aug 01, 1875,   d. Y
    Family ID F19163  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    Beaumont, The Story of
    Beaumont, The Story of
    by Florence Stratton, 1925

  • Sources 
    1. [S1311] Obituary, obituary of William C. "Bill" Tyrrell Jr.

    2. [S1006] Hilton, Carol Ann, email to Tom Cloud of DEC 17, 2004.

    3. [S577] Handbook of Texas OnLine, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/MM/fmcbe.html.