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Horace Hollister Teeter arrived in Southern Illinois in 1865 where he married Nancy Belle and had six children while establishing himself as an entrepreneur and businessman in Carbondale. His accomplishments include the development and marketing of an innovative coffee percolator, production of baking powder, and a production and sale of his own brand of furniture polish. Around 1900 he founded the Excelsior Paint Company which he managed until his death in 1924. All six of the Teeter children were raised in Carbondale. Lillian Teeter remained in the area and taught public school. Lula Teeter died soon after giving birth to Louis Teeter, son of Frank Teeter, and the child was brought up by Lillian and Kate and later married Margaret Teeter with whom he had a son, Tim Teeter. It is Tim Teeter who is the last family member to have materials in the collection, ending in 1977 with Lillian Teeter's will. The Teeters provide an authentic view of family life in Carbondale and southern Illinois from the end of the 19th century to Lillian's death in 1977.

From the description of Teeter family papers, 1868-1992. (Southern Illinois University). WorldCat record id: 288946592

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creatorOf Teeters family. Teeter family papers, 1868-1992. Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
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associatedWith Southern Illinois University at Carbondale corporateBody
correspondedWith Teeter, Horace Hollister, 1845-1924 person
correspondedWith Teeter, Lillian, 1881-1977 person
correspondedWith Teeter, Nancy Belle, 1848- person
correspondedWith Teeter, Robert, 1885-1973 person
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Carbondale (Ill.)


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Active 1992

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