Teague - Edward Fisher Teague (1873-1932)


Teague - Edward Fisher Teague (1873-1932)

Edward Fisher Teague (1873-1932) was born on September 21, 1878 to Capt. George Edward Teague (1835-1877) and Martha Cornelia (Dunham) Teague (1840-1915) in Maine, probably in Manset. Capt. George Edward Teague was lost at sea in March 1877 thereby making E. Fisher Teague (as he was known) either illegitimate or having another birth date. Archivists have found the 1878 date clearly written on his World War I draft registration, but have also seen his birth date as 1873. He appears in the census of 1880 living in Tremont, Maine with his mother and brothers and sisters and listed as having been born c. 1874. All of this leads archivists to conclude that he was born in 1873 and someone mistook the 3 for an 8. Until further study they have used 1873 as his birth date.

Captain George and Martha Teague, a lady born in Georgia, had seven children:

Georgie L. Teague (1860-1911) – who married Frank L. Nickerson and lived in Brewer, Maine.
George D. Teague (1864-)
Roswell S. Teague (1866-1932) who lived in Richmond, New York.
Leonora V. Teague (1872-) who married George Lunt of Brewer on August 22, 1905.
Edward Fisher Teague (1873-1932)
Henry Nelson Teague (1877-1951) – see below.
Mary Teague (c. 1878-)

E. Fisher Teague (1873-1932) apparently attended the Farm and Trades School in Boston - “Discharged during the month of April: Fred’k Wm. Mason, Edward Fisher Teague and Wm. Morse Ackers…” - "Thompson’s Island Beacon," printed at The Farm and Trades School, Boston, Mass., Superintendent’s Calendar, May 1887.

He was admitted to Phillips Exeter Academy in 1901 and was in the class of 1904.

On September 22, 1904 the Anna and Albert Bee sold property near the wharf on Clark Point in Southwest Harbor to Edward F. Teague and Edward C. Childs. Childs sold his share to Teague in April 1906 – E. Fisher Teague then sold it to Malcolm Mason Grant in June 1907. This was probably Bee’s stationery store at Steamboat wharf. See below for the rest of Edward Chauncey Childs story.

"E. Fisher Teague will open a stationery store at Bar Harbor, Me., as soon as he can complete arrangements." - "The American Stationer," June 22, 1907, p. 11.

“Fisher Teague, who owns a stationery store at Bar Harbor, Me. which he has heretofore kept open in summer only, will keep it open all the coming winter." - "The American Stationer," October 12, 1907, p.12.

The stationery store owned by E. Fisher Teague was a news stand at the Maine Central wharf at the entrance to the Newport Hotel driveway in Bar Harbor. It was a summer business. In the winter E. Fisher repaired to the Roberts Block on Main Street. He owned the business at least until 1910.

“E. Fisher Teague, who is employed as night clerk [at the Hotel Lorraine] at Bridgeport, Conn., is in town for a few days on vacation. Mr. Teague kept the news stand on the Maine Central wharf for a number of years.” - Bar Harbor Times, July 1, 1916

At the time of E. Fisher Teague’s 1918 Draft Registration he listed his sister, Leonora Lunt of Brewer, Maine, as his contact. E. Fisher was a hotel clerk at the Hotel Garde on the corner of Asylum and High Streets in Hartford, Connecticut. By 1919 he lived in Springfield, Massachusetts.

“Friends of E. Fisher Teague, formerly of Bar Harbor, will be interested to know that he has recently taken the position of manager of the Hotel Strand, Hartford, Conn. Mr. Teague has had years of experience in the hotel business and has recently been manager of Hotel Dom in Hartford.” - January 20, 1926 – Bar Harbor Times

The 1930 census listed him as a hotel clerk. His wife, Mary S. Teague, born in Connecticut, was a bookkeeper in a store.

“Edward Fisher Teague Died in Hartford
Friends and former townspeople of Edward Fisher Teague of Hartford, Conn., learn with regret of his death which occurred at a hospital in that city recently after some months of ill health. Mr. Teague suffered a shock some time ago which impaired his hearing and left him unable to work. His childhood home was in Manset. He had many friends here as well as wherever he was known. He leaves a widow. His age was about fifty-seven years. His brother, Ross Teague, died a few weeks ago at Sailors Snug Harbor at New York.” – Bar Harbor Times, March 2, 1932.


“Teague - Edward Fisher Teague (1873-1932),” Southwest Harbor Public Library, accessed April 19, 2019, https://swhplibrary.net/digitalarchive/items/show/9674.Item 13683