Mary Retta Tedder

21 June 1916–11 March 1985 (Age 68)
Rockbridge, Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary Retta

When Mary Retta Tedder was born on 21 June 1916, in Rockbridge, Virginia, United States, her father, Alfred Franklin Tedder, was 41 and her mother, Virginia Ellen Pierce, was 37. She married Paul John Steelman on 28 December 1957, in Lexington, Virginia, United States. She died on 11 March 1985, in Newport, Giles, Virginia, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Craig, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Guy Hansford Corbin
Mary Retta Tedder
Marriage: 6 August 1970

Spouse and Children

6 August 1970
Buena Vista, Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 1

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 19

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

English: possibly from an Old English personal name, þeodhere, composed of elements meaning ‘people’, ‘folk’, ‘nation’ and ‘army’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary Tetter Steelman, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"
  • Mary Retta Tedder Stillman, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
  • Mary Retta Tedder, "Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-1988"

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