Matilda Tabitha Teal

Female4 March 1855–1914

Brief Life History of Matilda Tabitha

When Matilda Tabitha Teal was born on 4 March 1855, in Illinois, United States, her father, William Bartley John Teal Sr, was 29 and her mother, Melissia J Lloyd, was 21. She married Abram Nicholas Choate on 13 October 1871, in Pope, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Williamson, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Union Election Precinct, Pope, Illinois, United States in 1900. She died in 1914, at the age of 59.

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William Riley Choate
Matilda Tabitha Teal
Marriage: 14 June 1881
Idella May Choate
Minnie G. Choate
James Riley Choate
Melissa Jennie Choate
Margaret Matilda Choate
Laura Belle Choate
John Leslie Choate

Sources (22)

  • Tabitha Teal in household of Jno Teal, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Matilda Teal, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Matilda Teal in entry for George McSparin and Jennie Schoat, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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  • Marriage
    14 June 1881Harrisburg, Saline, Illinois, United States
  • Children (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

    Age 1

    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.


    Age 8

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 16

    In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

    Name Meaning

    English (West Yorkshire): from Middle English tele ‘teal’, a nickname for someone who resembled the waterbird in some way.

    English (West Yorkshire): topographic name from residence by a plank bridge, Middle English thele (Old English thelu ‘planks’), or a habitational name from Theale in Berkshire or Somerset, named from the same word.

    Americanized form of German Diehl or Thiel .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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