Albany nursing home worker searching for family connected to lost photo album

Jill Konopka
Created: August 01, 2020 06:34 PM

An Albany woman needs your help -- and she called NewsChannel 13 to get her message to the masses. Debbra Alexander of Albany he found a treasured photo album inside a filing cabinet at the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center earlier this year. Now she desperately to return it to its rightful owners.

“Look at this smile. Would you not want to know this lady right here?” Alexander said while showing of a picture in the album of the late Anna Ruth Bond-Teator.


“It’s an important part of her family history that should be returned to them. It’s a history of her life when she was a young girl, to the time she passed away when she was 100 years old,” she said.

Alexander is on a mission to get this detailed photo album of the family of Bond-Teator, a Troy native.

“So they can enjoy the pictures as much as I have been looking through it and seeing all the travels she’s done,” she said. “I think it’s something family members will love and cherish.”

Alexander, a Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center employee, found the album in January. Trying to track down relatives and posting on Facebook haven’t helped so far.

“So finally, I said try the news station,” she said. “You could tell she was a beautiful woman and well-loved.”

Photos show Bond-Teator growing up with her siblings and other relatives. There are also pictures with her husband George Teator of Albany – a railroad worker turned World War II military police officer.

“He used to be an Albany police officer,” Alexander said.

“I’m sure this is going to bring a lot of happiness to somebody’s family,” she said. “They’re beautiful pictures. This book was really well organized… And meant to be kept as a treasure.”

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