Charles Woodbury “Woody” Teagarden

Grapeland, Houston County, Texas, USA
Death 3 Nov 1918 (aged 39)
Vernon, Wilbarger County, Texas, USA
Burial Vernon, Wilbarger County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 44967324 · View Source
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Son of John McGuire Teagarden and Sarah Beatrice Durham. Married Helen Giengar. Together they had four children. All of their children were top flight Jazz musicians. The most noted was Jack Teagarden.

Charles was a "cotton gin man" - an outstanding oil mill engineer and mechanic; Chief Engineer for the Vernon Cotton Oil Co. Some say he was also a musician down in the Red River Country on the Texas-Oklahoma boarder, where they lived. It was "Woodie" who gave Jack a baritone horn when he was seven.

Helen was a musician who used to play the piano in theatres in the days of silent movies. Abour her, Jack said, "I guess I was luckier than most fellows - my mother's a teacher, a piano teacher, and still is (1963).
She is only 16 years older than I am...she's a very talented girl...she taught me how to read music and the first training I had was the right training."
From Teagarden Book - Vogt - 1988

"Woodie" died in the flu epidemic on 1918.

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