Frank Moody
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Frank Walter Moody (1882 - 1912)

Frank Walter Moody
Born in Garrison, Benton, Iowa, United Statesmap
Husband of — married about 1903 in IAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Linn, Iowa, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 5 Oct 2011
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Frank ran a grocery store in Cedar Rapids, Iowa around the turn of the century. He also worked as a commercial traveler. It appears that he was unemployed at the time of his death.

Read about the mystery of the death of Frank's wife, May Moody:


Name: Frank Walter Moody


Date: 10 JUL 1882
Place: Garrison, Benton Co., IA[1]


Date: 28 MAY 1912
Place: Linn Co., IA
Note: Catarrh of jaundice[2][3]


Date: 11 JUN 1900
Place: 179 3rd Ave., Mt. Vernon, Franklin Twonship, Linn Co., IA[4]
Date: 20 APR 1910
Place: 321 Dakota Ave., Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co., SD
Note: Commercial Traveler, Ancient Order of United Workmen[5][6]
Link to 1910 census for Frank W. Moody family


Date: 1904
Place: 328 8th Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA
Note: grocer[7]
Date: 20 APR 1910
Place: Sioux Falls, SD
Note: Commercial Traveler[8]


Date: 1904
Place: 718 S. 2nd St., Cedar Rapids, IA[9]


Place: Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA[10]
Frank Walter Moody's burial


Occupation: Commercial traveler, grocer[11][12]


Note: #N1315

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Husband: Frank Walter Moody UNKNOWN
Wife: May D. Plowman
Date: ABT 1903
Place: IA[13]
User ID: 0B9A7083696140D1A706AF679E39642E9F05
Child: Robert S. Moody
Child: Wesley Walter Moody


  • WikiTree profile UNKNOWN-115490 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: S1030 Type: Periodical Title: The Gazette's Cedar Rapids City Directory Date: 1904, p. 243
  • Source: S1164 Type: Vital Record Title: Death Certificate-Frank W. Moody Date: 28 May 1912 Place: Cedar Rapids, Linn Co. IA File Number: 57 9994 Media: digital but have an official copy Source Locality: Iowa Department of Vital Records Object: Format: jpg File: ~/Desktop/My Family/sources/frank.moody.death.jpg Title: frank.moody.death Type: PHOTO DOCUMENT Primary or Preferred: N
  • Source: S975 Type: Web Site Author: Frank Holmes Title: Find-a-grave-Frank Walter Moody URL: Date: 31 Mar 2008
  • 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: S978 Type: Census Title: 1900 United States Federal Census Record for Frank W Moody Place: Iowa > Linn > Franklin > District 75 > 19 Date: 11 Jun 1900 Media: digital Source Locality: Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. DATV Dec 2010


Note N1315
The Gazette's Cedar Rapids City Directory, 1904, p. 243.
Moody Frank W, grocer 328 8th av w, rms 718 s 2d w.
Moody Walter, wf Mae, rms 718 s 2d w.
---- Obit:
The Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette, Wed., May 29, 1912, p. 11, col. 3.
Death of F. W. Moody.
__F. W. Moody died at his home near Kenwood Park at 7:20 o'clock last evening at the age of 30 years, following a illness of several months. Mr. Moody was born at Garrison, Iowa, July 10, 1882, and was for many years a resident of this city. For two years he was deputy of the A. O. U. W. (Ancient Order of United Workmen) at Sioux Falls, S.D., and was brought to a local hospital for an operation during the last holiday season. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mae. Moody, and two children, Robert and Wesley; also his mother, Mrs. Mary E. Moody of this city, two brothers, H. W. Moody, of Chicago and Harry Moody, of Cedar Rapids; and one sister, Mrs. C. A. Ward of this city. Besides being a member of Cedar Rapids Lodge No. 278 A. O. U. W. he was an Odd Fellow, belonging to Sioux Falls Lodge No. 9. The funeral will be held at the home of his mother, Mrs. Mary E. Moody, 1002 South Tenth street west, at 3:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. The services at the cemetery will be in charge of the Odd Fellows. 

Catarrhal Jaundice (from "The Eclectic Practice of Medicine" 1907, by Rolla L. Thomas, M. S., M. D.

Synonyms.—Icterus Catarrhalis; Duodeno-Cholangitis; Inflammation of the Common Bile-duct.

Definition.—A catarrhal inflammation of the lining membrane of the biliary ducts, especially the larger, and the duodenum,, and attended by discoloration of the skin and tissues from a consequent retention and absorption of the bile.

Etiology.—Catarrhal jaundice is most frequently secondary to catarrh of the gastro-duodenal mucous membrane, the inflammatory process extending from the duodenum to the larger duct, and through this to the smaller ones- beyond. It usually follows an attack of indigestion, or may be the result of cold and exposure. It not infrequently occurs in the course of the infectious fevers; such as pneumonia, typhoid fever, and malaria. Great emotional disturbances are sometimes followed by jaundice, and poisoning by phosphorus may also give rise to it, while, in chronic heart or kidney lesions, there is frequently portal obstruction, which is attended by the same results.

While it may occur at any age, it is more common in early life, between the ages of two and seven, and more often seen in males than in females.

Pathology.—That portion of the duct lying in the intestine is more frequently and seriously affected, though the inflammation may extend to the cystic or even hepatic duct. The mucous membrane lining the ducts is swollen and inflamed. The liver is usually congested, slightly enlarged, and of a deep yellow color. The gall-bladder is usually distended with bile. The ducts are occluded by the swollen mucosa and plugs of inspissated mucus.

Symptoms.—The symptoms that precede the staining of the tissues are those of gastro-intestinal catarrh, anorexia, coated tongue, nausea, and sometimes vomiting, sense of weight in the epigastrium, with constipation of the bowels, although, in exceptional cases, there is diarrhea.

The symptoms of jaundice vary very greatly, depending upon the nature of the hepatic lesion and the complications attending it. Within three or four days after the above named symptoms have taken place, discoloration of the skin and conjunctiva occurs.

The yellow tinge begins in the eyes, forehead, and neck, gradually extending over the body, the color being deepest in the wrinkles and folds of the skin. The color is generally of a lemon hue, becoming darker and assuming a bronze or greenish tint as the hepatic lesion assumes a graver character.

The urine is but slightly diminished in quantity, but becomes dark-brown or coffee color, and when agitated, foams, the froth showing a decided yellow tinge. When it comes in contact with the linen, it stains it yellow. The test usually employed for the detection of bile is that of Gmelin, and consists of placing a few drops of urine on a porcelain slab, and adding an equal quantity of nitric acid. If bile be present, a rapid play of colors results, in which green is characteristic.

The perspiration also contains bile pigment, and will stain the clothing, which is especially noticeable under the armpits. The tears, saliva, and milk scarcely ever contain bile pigment. Should pneumonia complicate the hepatic lesion, the expectoration is sometimes tinged with bile. The stools are drab or of a putty color, and generally very offensive.

The pulse is often greatly reduced in frequency, sometimes dropping to thirty, or even twenty beats per minute. This action is supposed to be due to the impression made upon the cardiac nerves by the bilirubin, and is not considered of grave importance.

A very unpleasant symptom is an intense pruritis, that develops when the disease assumes the chronic form. It may be general, or confined to the palms and soles, and between the fingers and toes, and is usually worse at night after the patient becomes warm in bed. The scratching that seems almost irresistible, is accountable for the papules, pustules, ulcers, and crusts, so often present. Urticaria, boils, carbuncles, and hemorrhages are sometimes present. In severe chronic cases, xanthelasma—yellow spots—are sometimes found.

The bile acids variously affect the nervous system. There is usually headache, and vertigo is not uncommon. Despondency, irritability of temper, and insomnia will characterize some icteric patients, while others become drowsy and listless, and are inclined to sleep most of the time. Where there is severe structural lesion of the liver, grave cerebral symptoms may develop, such as delirium, convulsions, coma, and death.

Diagnosis.—The diagnosis of jaundice is readily made, although sometimes the exact lesion giving rise to it is quite difficult to determine.

Prognosis.—The duration of catarrhal jaundice is from a few days to six or eight weeks, the average being from ten days to two weeks. The prognosis is therefore favorable. Where the yellow hue continues beyond two months, and especially where the hue assumes a darker shade, or where hemorrhage occurs in the skin and mucous membranes, with an elevation of temperature, the outlook is unfavorable.

Treatment.—This will depend altogether upon the conditions present. If there be no complications, and there is but little fever, chionanthus will be the only remedy required.

  1. Source: #S975
  2. Source: #S975
  3. Source: #S1164
  4. Source: #S978
  5. Source: #S977
  6. Source: #S975
  7. Source: #S1030
  8. Source: #S977
  9. Source: #S1030
  10. Source: #S975
  11. Source: #S977
  12. Source: #S1030
  13. Source: #S977

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