Archibald Liggitt Teel
Archibald Liggitt Teel, the son of Benoni Teel and Jane Liggitt Teel was born at Clinton, Washington county, Pennsylvania on the 17th day of April 1849 and passed away at his home in Farnam, Nebraska on Sunday evening, May 26, 1929 at the ripe old age of 80 years, 1 month and 9 days.
Archibald Liggitt was the second son in a family of four sons and two daughters. His oldest brother, Peter Alonzo, resides in South Zanesville, Ohio and is the only remaining member of the family.
Archibald Liggitt Teel was married to Mary Matilda Richey, August 28, 1873. To this union were born six children, three sons, and three daughters, three of whom remain, Mrs. Mamie Beeman of Bow, Washington, B.F. Teel of Ingham, and J.A. of Farnam, Nebraska.
Mary Matilda Teel, wife of Archibald Teel, died Nov. 21, 1887. On February 10, 1898 Archibald Teel was married to Miss Emma Creimbaker of Chandlersville, Ohio at Farnam, Nebraska. For 31 years which mark the declining period of his life, she has been his constant companion and helper and remains today to mourn his loss. The quiet years which this couple have spent together have been happy ones and the admiration of all their friends.
The Teel families were among the pioneers who moved from Pennsylvania to the inviting lands of the middle west. They were in possession of land near Solomon City, Kansas for about 10 years. After the death of the first wife, Mr. Teel took the children back to Ohio. After placing the children in homes of friends, Mr. Teel returned to the middle west and located here at Farnam. Within a year he took up a homestead and brought the children from Ohio. This was in the fall of 1890. When with advancing age the farm work became to difficult, Mr. and Mrs. Teel moved to Farnam. After a brief illness of but three weeks Mr. Teel passed away on Sabbath evening, May 26, 1929.
Funeral services were conducted from the home Tuesday afternoon, by the Rev. R.A. McConagha, of Powell, Kentucky, who is visiting here, assisted by Rev. C.R. Tanner, pastor of the Methodist church. Burial was made in the Farnam cemetery.
Due to the heavy rain which fell late in the afternoon it was next to impossible for the procession to reach the cemetery until about 5 o'clock.
The Echo joins the many friends of the family in extending heartfelt sympathy to the sorrowing relatives.
(The following notice was published on same page as obiturary.)
Mr. Teel passed away at 9 p.m. Sunday, after having suffered for the past couple weeks or more from paraletic strokes. He was a pioneer resident of this community having spent many years on a farm northeast of town. The deceased, with his wife moved to town about four years ago, where the deceased resided until his death.
The Farnam Echo, Vol. 42, No. 30, pg. 1, 30 MAY 1929
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