Businesswoman, educator, free-lance writer. Born– Aug. 7, 1927, in Townley, Ala. Parents– Luther N. and Mary (Atkins) Romine. Married– Cecil Files, Oct. 15, 1942. Children– One. Married– Paul Teaford, Dec. 23, 1947. Married– Thomas H. Baker. Education– University of Alabama, B.S., 1968; M.A., 1975. Employed by Arrow Co., 1960-1964, Paul’s Automotive Service, 1964-1974; English teacher and principal in Walker Co. schools after 1968; retired as principal of Oakman High School. Free-lance writer; wrote newspaper articles on local history, beginning in 1979. Won homemaking, art, and service awards; named Alabama’s Favorite Teacher 1980, and Alabama’s Teacher of the Year 1982.
Ruth E. Teaford, Jasper, Ala.; Walker County website.
Southern Homespun. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1980.