Kit Carson County, Colorado

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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Charles B. Teel , 6 South 44 West

In 1900 Sheridan County, Kansas, John Teel born Feb 1843 in Missouri married 28 years to Sarah Jan 1855 Kentucky, have Hugh E. July 1877 Missouri, Charles B. Dec 1880 Missouri, Srah J. May 1885 Missouri, Benjamin C. Oct 1885 Missouri, Henry N. March 1889 Missouri, Era March 1891 Kansas, Daniel F. Feb 1893 Kansas, Rosa M. 4, and Mary V. 1.

CHARLES Charles proved up two quarters in 3, 6S 44W in 1913.

Charles Brack Teel registered for WWI in Beaver City, Nebraska, born Dec 15, 1880, married to Clara.
In 1920 Furnas County, Nebraska, Charles is a farm laborer, 39, Clara E. 36 INdiana, with Dill M. 11, born in Kansas.
Charles Brackston Teel 1880-1970 is buried in Rexford, Kansas, # 69443763, with Clara E. (Fields) Teel 1883-1958.

Dill Mervin "Don" Teel was born on March 6, 1908 in a country home covered with sod near Rexford, Kansas as the only child of Brack and Clara Teel. Two years later the family moved to a homestead north of Burlington, Colorado. The Teels moved yet two more times from Colorado via Kansas to a high school in Beaver City, Nebraska to improve their son's education and from which Don graduated in 1926.

Don Teel joined the United States Army Air Corps in San Antonio, Texas as a Flying Cadet that started his aviation career. In 1928 he was associated with the American Aircraft Corporation in Los Angeles, California. In the years from 1931 through 1934, Teel was a barnstormer in various locations piloting Wacos, American Eagles, Stinsons, and Travelairs.

In the same year, Teel held an executive flying position with the Loffland Brothers Drilling Company flying a Stagger-wing Beachcraft which operated out of Fort Worth, Texas. Three years later, he worked for the Rock Glycerine Company flying a Spartan Executive aircraft out of Odessa, Texas. At the same time Teel was barnstorming, he operated the Odessa Airport and Don's Flying Service. His company owned ten Piper Cubs, and one of each of the following: J-5 Stinson, J-5 Travelair, and Ford Tri-motor. In addition to that, Teel operated a Civilian Pilot Training program.

In 1941 Don Teel joined the Royal Air Force Ferry Command delivering Lockheed Hudson Bombers to England as well as freight and VIPs. He logged over 5,000 hours in Consolidated B-24 Liberators crossing the North Atlantic in more than one-hundred flights. Teel was recognized for his Valuable Service from H.R.H. George VI, King of England. Don Teel continued to work for the RAF as an civilian until the end of 1945.

After having received his Argentinian Airline Pilot License, Teel worked from 1946 until 1950 in the position of Jefe de Operacion Vuelo (Chief of Flight Operations) for the Flota Aerea Marchante Argentina (FAMA). After a brief employment as a Captain flying a Douglas DC-4 for the Seaboard & Western Airlines, Teel, was hired by the U.S. Steel Corporation in January of 1952 to establish and operate the Aircraft Department in order to transport the company's executives. Don Teel retired from this company in March of 1973.

In his retirement, Teel was a Corporate Consultant to Bell Helicopter and the Flight Safety Foundation. He served on the Editorial Advisory Board of Professional Pilot Magazine. Teel was a member of numerous organizations, such as the OX5 Club, the Quiet Birdmen Association, and the Wings Club of New York to name a few. His special interest went to the National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA) serving as their acting director for many years, the Helicopter Association, and the Flight Safety Foundation.

Don was married to Mildred Margaret, neé Sobie, with whom he has one daughter, Mrs. Peggie D. Osgood. His second wife was Mildred, neé Bruton, whom he married in 1974. Dill Mervin "Don" Teel passed away in 2002.

Sarah Jane "Jennie" (Teel) (Barnhart) Henderson 1885-1972 is buried in Burlington # 34176384
"Wife of Charles F. "Charlie" Barnhart (married 1906-1930)

Parents of Everett Lee "Barney", Vivian, Florence Esther, Harley, Ira Glenn, Leonard Nelson, Wilbur Dean, Pearl Marie and Marveline Frances Barnhart

Wife of Alexander Dile "Dile" Henderson (married 1932-1943)"

In 1910 Kit Carson County, Benjamin C. Teel is 23, born in Missouri, married three years to Grace 20, Nebraska, and they hae Emett two months.
Benjamin Colmon Teel registered for WWI in Menlo, Kansas, born Oct 1, 1886 in Mcfrall, Missouri.
In 1920 Sheridan County, Kansas, Benjamin and Grace have Emmit, and have added Hazel I. 7, Chester M. 4, and Sylvan S. 2.
Back in Kit Carson County in 1930, they have Emmit 20, Hazel 18, Chester 14, Sylnan 12, and Darlene 2.
In 1940 Adams County, Colorado, Benjamin is farming, 53, with Grace 50, Sylvan 22 a steelworker, and Pearl 12.
Benjamin C. Teel 1886-1973 is buried with Grace (Barnhart) Teel 1889-1985 in Crown Hill, Wheat Ridge, Colorado, # 94848475.

B. Collie Teel proved up two quarters in 5, 7S 44W in 1913

Hugh E. Teel proved up a quarter in 6, 7S 44W in 1913.
Hugh Edward Teel registered for WWI in Lenora Kansas, born July 6, 1877.
He's farming there in 1920, with Elizabeth 42, Loreta 6, and Emma 2, both born in Kansas.

Hugh Edward Teel 1877-1945 is buried in Lenora, Kansas, # 10918320, with Sarah Elizabeth 1877-1973.

Lewis J. Teel proved up a quarter in 10, 10S 42W in 1914.
Lewis Jasper Teel 1879-1956 is buried in Rexford, Kansas, # 69443913, with Alta Myrtle (Gallowary) Teel 1884-1958.

Emmett M. Teel of Fraser, Colorado married Maxine Parmer of Burlington, on Nov 5, 1935 in Vona, Colorado, withnesses Fay and F.H. Parmer.

Ethel Teel, formerly of the Rexford-Selden area, died May 5, 1999 in Burlington.

"Married at the probate judges office in Colby on June 1, Mr. L. A. Teel and Miss Annie Shoemaker, both of Lucerne, Kansas. The groom wore a suit of deep blue serge. The bride's dress was a dream of cream messline and draperies of real shadow lace with a silver headed design finishing the bodice and brides roses at the girdle. The bride is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Shoemaker of the Lucerne Stock Farm. She has grown to womanhood at Lucerne and has a wide circle of friends who love her for her kind, sweet, womanly ways. Mr. Teel is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Teel of Sunny Slope Ranch and is one of Sheridan county's propserous young farmers. Mrs. Ira Reed, a sister of the groom and her husband accompanied them and witnessed the ceremony. The happy couple will begin housekeeping at Sunny Slope Ranch in Sheridan county. The well wishes of their friends accompany them. A Friend. (The Colby Free Press, Thursday, June 4, 1914, transcribed by Jim Laird)"

"Judge Gilchrist was elected probate judge of Sheridan County in 1916 and was re-elected in 1918. He is a democrat politically and a member of the Presbyterian Church. He is affiliated with Hoxie Lodge No. 348, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. In 1875 Judge Gilchrist married in Lanarkshire, Scotland, Miss Janet Young, daughter of James and Margaret Young. Her parents both died in Lanarkshire, where her father was a coal miner. Judge and Mrs. Gilchrist have every reason to be satisfied with their family of children, nine in number. The oldest, Margaret, is the wife of J. L. Teel, a farmer in Sheridan County; Ann is the wife of William G. Doubleday, a farmer at Deer Trail, Colorado; Hart and James, are both farmers in Sheridan County; William is secretary of the Retail Coal Dealers' Association of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Christina married Frank Thompson, a farmer in the State of Wyoming; Janet is the wife of Clarence Williams, a Sheridan County farmer; David is a farmer in Sheridan County; Lorena, at home with her parents, married Victor Newland, who went with the American Expeditionary Forces to France. "

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