Dink Etta Teague

b. circa 2 November 1894, d. 4 November 1948

Dink Etta Teague Ward, 1897-1948
  • Dink Etta Teague was born circa 2 November 1894 in Grimes County, Texas.
  • John D. Teague and Mary Thomas Whitfield appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Grimes County, Texas, enumerated next to J. D.'s half-brother Joe Teague. Other members of the household included Dink Etta Teague, Clem Boyd Teague, Floyd Preston Teague, Carrie Teague and Agnes Teague.
  • John D. Teague and Mary Thomas Whitfield appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included Dink Etta Teague.
  • She married Will Jay Ward, son of Oscar Zenella Ward and Martha A. Moore, on 12 October 1912.
  • Will Jay Ward registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 in Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas, while living with his wife Dink in the Texas Gulf Coast deepwater port of Port Neches, and employed there as a pumper for the Texas Company.
  • Will Jay Ward and Dink Etta Teague appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Navarro County, Texas, at Corsicana & Waco Road. Other members of the household included Lee Ola Ward. Dink is identified as Etta (age 26), and Lee Ola as "Ruth Ola," and missing from the household are children Mary Hazel (4) and John Oscar (2).
  • A photographic portrait was made of Maureen Ward as a young child.
  • Will Jay Ward and Dink Etta Teague appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Richards, Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included Lee Ola Ward, Mary Hazel Ward, John Oscar Ward and Maureen Alvarice Ward.
  • The following appeared on 6 April 1939 in The Eagle: (Navasota, April 6) Funeral services for Jonathan D. Teague, 82, who died at his home in Richards, were held Tuesday by Rev. E. R. Brawner, pastor of the Richards Methodist Church. Burial was in the Fairview cemetery there. Born in Alabama, he had lived at Richards 54 years. He opened one of the first stores in that community. He is survived by his wife, two sons, C. B. of Houston and E. F. Teague of Montgomery; one daughter, Mrs. Dink Ward of Richards, and one brother, Joe Teague, of Slaton.
  • Will Jay Ward and Dink Etta Teague appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Richards, Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included Maureen Alvarice Ward.
  • She was operating a cafe, according to the 1940 census.
  • Clem, Dink and Floyd Teague appear together in a photograph taken during the 1940s.
  • A photographic portrait was made of Will and Dink Ward.
  • Dink Etta Teague died on 4 November 1948 in Baytown, Harris County, Texas, at 501 Forest at her residence . Her death was officially witnessed by Will Jay Ward.
  • Her husband Will Jay Ward became a widower at her death.
  • She was buried at Fairview Cemetery in Grimes County, Texas, near Richards.
  • Last Edited: 11 Aug 2016

Family: Will Jay Ward b. 25 July 1885, d. 7 November 1974