Theodore "Teddy" Armstrong was the son of James Armstrong and his wife and a resident of Dawlish Road.


Early lifeEdit

Teddy was born in 1880 in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, to James Armstrong and his wife. He was raised there and lived with his parents on the Dawlish Road.

When he was three years old, his mother died. Teddy's father was devastated.

The photographEdit

Lewis Allen, looking to take a photograph of a farmhouse for a prize contest for money, went with Anne Shirley—who was hoping to get subscriptions for the High School Dramatic Club—down Dawlish Road and entered the Armstrong house. They were encountered by James Armstrong, who promptly refused Anne's request of a subscription to the Dramatic Club. Teddy, who had been watching them in the garden, went up to them and gave them an apple turnover in recompensation for his father's rudeness, which Anne split in half and gave back to him. In return for his generosity, Anne asked him if he wanted his picture taken by Lewis, to which Teddy happily accepted. After the picture was taken, Lewis then promised Teddy to send it to him by mail after developing the picture, which Teddy hoped to give to his father as a surprise.


Unfortunately, before Anne and Lewis could mail him the picture, Teddy died of pneumonia within three weeks of Anne and Lewis first finding him. His father, James Armstrong, was heartbroken. However, Lewis Allen, his newly-found nephew, cheered him up.

After Teddy's death, Lewis gave his photograph to his father.


Teddy was bright and wonderful. Anne called him a darling and loved him from their first meeting.

Physical appearanceEdit

"He was a pretty child, with glossy brown curls, big trustful brown eyes and delicately modeled features. There was an air of refinement about him, in spite of the fact that he was bare-headed and bare-legged, with only a faded blue cotton shirt and a pair of threadbare velvet knickerbockers between head and legs."
Anne of Windy Poplars, Chapter 2, Second Year[src]


Theodore is a male given name of Greek origin and means God's gift. This name was popular in the late 19th century.

Behind the scenesEdit


  • Vincent Fantino provided the voice of Teddy in the German audio drama Anne of Windy Poplars (2009).
  • Robert Bednarski portrayed Teddy in one episode of Road to Avonlea (1990–1996). He was the first actor to play the part.



Book appearances

TV series appearances

Audio drama appearances

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