John Thomas Teddy

5 November 1872–
Calumet, Houghton, Michigan, United States

The Life of John Thomas

When John Thomas Teddy was born on 5 November 1872, in Calumet, Houghton, Michigan, United States, his father, William Teddy, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth "Lizzie" White, was 18. He married Cora Esther Rapson on 24 June 1897, in Calumet, Houghton, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Osceola, Houghton, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States in 1930.

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John Thomas Teddy
Cora Esther Rapson
Marriage: 24 June 1897
John Henry "Harry" Teddy
Florence Teddy
Merley Teddy
Florence Teddy
Lizzie Teddy
Lucile Teddy
garfield teddy sr
Willia Teddy
Walter Robert Teddy
Cyrus Teddy
Robert Teddy

Spouse and Children

24 June 1897
Calumet, Houghton, Michigan, United States



    Florence Teddy


    Merley Teddy


    Florence Teddy


    Lizzie Teddy


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 7

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 31

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

English: unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • John T Teddy, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Teddy, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John T Teddy in household of William Teddy, "United States Census, 1880"

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