Robert and his brother Wesley were raised by their paternal aunt Jessie Moody Ward and her husband Charles after their parents' deaths. Wesley was officially adopted by the Wards but Robert kept the surname Moody.
Robert was an optician. He and his wife Evelyn ran their own business, Moody Optical Company, in Moline, Illinois. The shop occupied the first floor and their residence the apartment above. They spent considerable time in Yuma, Arizona at their apartment. They did a lot of traveling here and abroad, larrgely by freighter across the Pacific. They also took one trip across the Atlantic in 1972 and one freighter trip up and down the West coast of South America --- then Canada and Mexico.
The last freighter trip they took was via the Annie Johnson of Johnson Line in Aug/Sep 1972. They stopped in Rotterdam, Holland. Holland they liked best of any country visited. Sweden, Germany and the last stop was Glasgow, but unfortunately there were not able to get off the freighter in Glasgow. The ship arrived in the AM and left in PM, but Evelyn wrote Mildred that from what they could see from the freighter, it was a beautiful country.
In later years, Janet, Evelyn's mother, resided with them until her passing.
WikiTree profile Moody-1047 created through the import of Davidson_Fink.ged on Sep 26, 2011 by Shayne Davidson. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Shayne and others.
Source: S1017 Type: Web Site Author: mariatwoheart Title: Robert and Evelyn Moody URL: Ancestry.com Date: 7 Feb 2008
Source: S1051 Type: Newspaper Title: The Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette Place: Cedar Rapids, IA Date: 10 Jul 1909 Page: 14 Media: digital Source Locality: NewspaperArchive.com Object: Format: jpg File: ~/Desktop/My Family/sources/Plowman.visit.jpg Title: Plowman.visit Type: PHOTO DOCUMENT Primary or Preferred: N
Source: S89 Type: Vital Record Title: Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, Master File, : Social Security Administration
Source: S977 Type: Census Title: 1910 United States Federal Census Record for Frank W Moody Place: South Dakota > Minnehaha > Sioux Falls Ward 2 > District 334 > 5 Date: 20 Apr 1910 Media: digital Source Locality: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. DATV Dec 2010 Object: Format: jpg File: ~/Desktop/My Family/sources/FC1910.may.plowman.jpg Title: FC1910.may.plowman Type: PHOTO DOCUMENT Primary or Preferred: N
Source: S981 Type: Census Title: 1930 United States Federal Census Record for Jessie Ward Place: Illinois > Cook > Chicago (Districts 1751-1976) > District 1784 > 19 Date: 10 Apr 1930 Media: digital Source Locality: Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls DATV Dec 2010
Source: S982 Type: Census Title: 1920 United States Federal Census Record for Jessie M Ward Place: Illinois > Peoria > Peoria Ward 5 > District 104 > 1 Date: 2 Jan 1920 Media: digital Source Locality: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. DATV Dec 2010
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Robert by comparing test results with other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
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