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Monday, September 15, 2014

1918 :: O L Moody Laid to Rest


Rockdale, Tex., Sept. 21. -- The funeral of O.L. Moody, who was stricken with heart failure while transacting business in the office of Justice of the Peace Edward Gunn last Friday, was held Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock from his home north of Rockdale, Rev. W.E. Copeland officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the Murray community cemetery, near the Moody home, many from the town and county being in attendance. he was born in Allegan County, Michigan, July 4, 1842. He enlisted in the army during the Civil War in April, 1861, and after three years of service was mustered out at Detroit. He went to Michigan City, Ind., where he was married on January 9, 1866, to Louise Kuhn. They came to Milam County thirty-eight years ago, settling on the farm on which he lived and died. He was a member of the Baptist Church for thirty-four years. Mr. Moody was the father of eight children, seven of whom survive: Albert S. Moody, Oren Moody of Rosebud, W.N. Moody of Minerva, Harry H. Moody of the United States Navy, Mrs. George Banzhaf, Route 3, Rockdale; Mrs. Lottie Jacob, Houston; Mrs. W.A. Saunders, Dallas, and Mrs. R.W. Mackey, San Antonio. His widow, sixteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren survive also. San Antonio Express, September 22, 1919