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Title: Blind Teddy Darby. Born-death dates...
Post by: gus30tavo on March 19, 2006, 10:54:38 AM
Hello everybody.

I?ve searching and looking for information about Theodore Roosevelt Darby. AKA?s:Blind Teddy Darby,Blind Blues, Blind Squire Turner.
I?m not sure about his born-death dates.
 This first source (http://www.bluesworld.com/OTHERPRE.html) cites 1902, Henderson, KY.
 Second source (http://www.bluesdatabase.com/modules.php?name=Discographies&look=albums-248) gives March 2, 1902, Henderson, KY and this  link  (http://gives March 2, 1902, Henderson, KY)says March 2, 1902 (no location).

What do you think about it?
I will thank any help.
Title: Re: Blind Teddy Darby. Born-death dates...
Post by: Johnm on March 19, 2006, 11:05:16 AM
Hi Gustavo,
The Teddy Darby CD on Document lists his birth date as March 2, 1906 in Henderson, Kentucky, but does not give a date of death.  I would guess Stefan Wirz lists the death date on his website.
All best,
Johnm
Title: Re: Blind Teddy Darby. Born-death dates...
Post by: Stefan Wirz on March 19, 2006, 11:16:30 AM
if I only knew ...
Stefan
Title: Re: Blind Teddy Darby. Born-death dates...
Post by: Bunker Hill on March 20, 2006, 11:49:56 AM
if I only knew ...
Stefan
If only anybody knew, Stefan.:)

Darby's date and place of death has even eluded those inveterate census/death certificate researchers Eric LeBlanc and Bob Eagle. I note that the entry for him in the Routledge encyclopedia gives,  "d. unknown. East St. Louis, Ill."
Title: Re: Blind Teddy Darby. Born-death dates...
Post by: bobo on March 21, 2006, 07:02:14 PM
According to a web search that took me about 45 minutes, Theodore Darby, Born in kentucky March 02, 1906, Died in December 1975 in East Saint Louis, Il. May be the same guy.
Title: Re: Blind Teddy Darby. Born-death dates...
Post by: Johnm on March 21, 2006, 07:18:07 PM
Welcome to Weenie Campbell, bobo.  Based on the birth date, it sure seems like the person you found would be the blues singer Teddy Darby.  Good work!
All best,
Johnm
Title: Re: Blind Teddy Darby. Born-death dates...
Post by: bobo on March 21, 2006, 07:46:33 PM
Found the info in the Social Security Death Index.
Title: Re: Blind Teddy Darby. Born-death dates...
Post by: Slack on March 21, 2006, 08:34:05 PM
Welcome Bobo -- that is some very impressive sluething!
Title: Re: Blind Teddy Darby. Born-death dates...
Post by: bobo on March 21, 2006, 08:35:03 PM
Thanks for the welcome Guys.
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