Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
DAVID TEEGARDEN resides nine
miles northwest from Lind and his business is that of a farmer and travelling
man in the employ of the King Mercantile Company as agent for the McCormick
Harvesting Machinery Company. He has been engaged in the latter business
for three years.
David Teegarden was born in Stark county,
Ohio, April 1,1845, and was the son of Solomon and Elizabeth (Grant) Teegarden,
natives of Pennsylvania. They were, respectively, of Holland and
Irish ancestry. Early in their lives they removed to Indiana, later
to Iowa and in 1894 the father came to Washington and settled at Walla
Walla, where he died. The mother died some years ago in Indiana.
They were parents of three children besides our subject, William A., Mrs.
Sarah Hawley, whose husband is dead, and Mrs. Jennie Embree.
Mr. Teegarden received his education in Indiana,
and at the age of twenty-two commenced farming for himself. After
being thus engaged two years he entered the livery business at West Branch,
Iowa, and two years later transferred his headquarters to Marshalltown,
Iowa. Later he sold out and engaged in farming in Iowa, which he
followed until coming to Lind in 1900. Here he purchased a section
of raw land, which he now has under cultivation and well improved.
He also has a large number of horses and cattle, farm machinery and all
the necessary equipments of the modern well conducted farm.
In 1867, Mr. Teegarden was married to Alice
Hawley, daughter of Joseph and Alice (Gruwell) Hawley, natives of Scotland.
Mr. and Mrs. Hawley were parents of five children, William, deceased, Isaac,
Catherine, deceased, Elvin, and Ann, deceased.
To Mr. and Mrs. Teegarden have been born three
children: Elizabeth, married to Strother Douglas, of Ritzville; Anna, living
with her parents; and Charles A. T. Teegarden, of Okanogan county.
Mr. Teegarden is a Republican in politics,
and has held the office of constable for a number of years. He is
an active political man. Mrs. Teegarden is a member of the Quaker