Teller, Glenn

Birth Name Teller, Glenn
Gender male
Age at Death 71 years, 5 months, 2 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1916-07-16 Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Birth of Teller, Glenn
 
Death 1987-12-18 Goldendale, Klickitat, Washington, USA Death of Teller, Glenn
 

Parents

Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Teller, George W. III
Mother Berg, Adena Mary
         Teller, Glenn
    Sister     Teller, Hazel Anna
    Brother     Teller, Clarence William
    Brother     Teller, Clifford Bud

Families

    Family of Teller, Glenn and Diller, Ruth
Married Wife Diller, Ruth
  Children
  1. Tyler, [Living]

Media

Narrative

Glenn Teller changed his name to Glenn Tyler.

Glenn Tyler was my brother and I remember him fondly. He was a big, strong, tough man with a heart of gold. He left the family home during the height of the depression at the age of 16 to follow his dreams. I have always been so proud of him & his accomplishments, but he also endured many bruises & broken bones during his days on the rodeo circuit. In 1948, he won the World Championship Bulldogging at Madison Square Gardens in New York City. His prize money was Ten Thousand Dollars at the time, & in 1948, that was a lot of money. During the years, my brother changed his name from Teller to Tyler because when they would call him up, the Teller sound of his name soon became Tyler, “Hey, Tyler, you’re up”! Glen rode all over the United States as a professional rodeo rider.

In 1956, Glenn was in California, and my sisters and I belong to a horse drill team, called the Cavalier Colts. We had been in the parade earlier in the day at LaGrange, California, and were to perform for the opening ceremonies of the rodeo. Glen was to be there bulldogging. We were so excited to see him. He told my sister and I he was going to buy each one of us our own horse. That was the way he was.

Years later, David, myself, Robin & Scott traveled to Goldendale, Washington to visit with Glenn and Ruth. We had such a nice visit with him. He showed us all the corrals and horse barns he had built, and we traveled to the back of his property to look at the condominiums he had built and was renting out. That evening Ruth made us such a nice dinner. She had breaded some squash blossoms in batter and fried them. Oh, they were sooooo good. I’ve always wanted to bread some myself, but they never came out as good as hers. Later in the evening, Ruth played gospel music on the piano, while we all stood around the piano and sang. Glenn always wanted Ruth to play for him in the evenings.

The next day, Glenn went with us up to Waterville, Washington, where our father had been born; back to the old Teller farm. The house was still there, but in very bad condition. It had been abandoned for many years with no doors or windows left in it. We went inside and it seemed to have been left just the way Grandpa Teller must have left it years ago in 1906. There was newspaper pasted on the walls for insulation and a narrow staircase that lead to the upstairs. I remember Aunt Isabel saying she could look out her upstairs bedroom window and see the olallieberry bush outside her window. The bush was still there. As we prepared to leave, Glenn picked out a couple of old boards from the house and when he got back, I was told he made a picture frame out them, and put the old picture of the house in it. - Arlene Teller Duncan

Narrative

Glenn Teller (Tyler) m. Ruth (Diller) Berg. Ruth was married to
Adena's brother, George Berg. When he passed away in August 1944,
Ruth married my brother, Glenn Tyler. - Arlene Teller Duncan

Pedigree

  1. Teller, George W. III
    1. Berg, Adena Mary
      1. Teller, Glenn
        1. Diller, Ruth
          1. Tyler, [Living]
      2. Teller, Hazel Anna
      3. Teller, Clarence William
      4. Teller, Clifford Bud

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