Orson Alexander Moody Sr.

10 July 1867–4 April 1956 (Age 88)
Lily Lake, Kane, Illinois, United States

The Life of Orson Alexander

When Orson Alexander Moody Sr. was born on 10 July 1867, in Lily Lake, Kane, Illinois, United States, his father, Archibald Moody, was 30 and his mother, Flora Hannah Kendall, was 25. He married Flora J. Shattuck on 20 March 1895, in Orange, Orange, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Woodland, Yolo, California, United States in 1930 and Woodland Judicial Township, Yolo, California, United States in 1940. He died on 4 April 1956, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Orson Alexander Moody Sr.
Maggie Ellen Newsom
Marriage: 3 October 1906
Flora Margaret Moody
Orson Alexander Moody Jr.
Alfred Moody
Morris John Moody
Harry A Moody
Rose Annis Moody
Winan Kendall Newsom Moody
David White Moody

Spouse and Children

3 October 1906
Orange, California, United States


    Flora Margaret Moody



    Alfred Moody



    Harry A Moody


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World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

Age 2

The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 24

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

Name Meaning

English and Irish: nickname for a courageous, arrogant, or foolhardy person, or one quickly moved to anger, from Middle English modie ‘impetuous’, ‘haughty’, ‘angry’ (Old English mōdig ‘brave’, ‘proud’, from mōd ‘spirit’, ‘mind’, ‘courage’). This English name has been established in Ireland since the late 13th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Orson A Moody, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Orson A Moody, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Orson A Moody in household of Archibald Moody, "United States Census, 1870"

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