Effie Gleason Roberts

25 August 1899–17 December 1995 (Age 96)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Effie Gleason

When Effie Gleason Roberts was born on 25 August 1899, in Mississippi, United States, her father, Patrick Henry Roberts, was 32 and her mother, Margaret Cecelia Champlin, was 27. She married Malcolm Beall Moody on 6 November 1920, in Orleans, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 17 December 1995, in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 96.

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Malcolm Beall Moody
Effie Gleason Roberts
Marriage: 6 November 1920
Nancy Moody

Spouse and Children

6 November 1920
Orleans, Louisiana, United States


    Nancy Moody


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World Events (8)

1900 · First U.S.  Navy Submarine Constructed

Age 1

The USS Holland was the first commissioned submarine. It was named after John Philip Holland. It had been laid down in November of 1896 and launched a year later. It was acquired and commissioned in 1900 and decommissioned five years later. The submarine was finally sold in 1913 and put on display until it was scrapped in 1932.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 8

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1925 · B.B. King is Born

Age 26

B.B. King was born on September 16, 1925, in Itta Bean, Mississippi. He was a famous American blues singer, electric guitarist, and record producer. In 1987, he inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Robert . This surname is very frequent in Wales and west central England. It is also occasionally borne by Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of a like-sounding Jewish surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ezzie Moody in household of Malcolm Moody, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Effie Moody in household of Malcolm Moody, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Effie Roberts in household of Patrick H Roberts, "United States Census, 1900"

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