Walter Leland Moody

28 August 1897–15 February 2000 (Age 102)
Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Walter Leland

When Walter Leland Moody was born on 28 August 1897, in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States, his father, Thomas Alfonzo Moody, was 31 and his mother, Janet Lee, was 25. He married Margery Madeline Hoover on 20 November 1924, in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in Santa Monica Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1900. He died on 15 February 2000, in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 102, and was buried in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Walter Leland Moody
Margery Madeline Hoover
Marriage: 20 November 1924

Spouse and Children

20 November 1924
Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 9

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 30

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Walter Moody in household of Martin A Hoover, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Walter L Moody, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walter L Moody in household of Thomas A Moody, "United States Census, 1920"

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