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MOODY, Sanford Nathan


THANKS SOOOOO MUCH TO J.D. (David) Gilliland for this great picture & information and figuring out just who this little cutie was:) -- Sant is also with his second wife, below Sabrah Wilhite. Sant was J.D.'s uncle, brother to his grandmother, Louisa Moody Gilliland

I am about 95% sure this is Sanford Nathan Moody and second wife, Sabrah Catherine Wilhite Moody. He was known to us as “Uncle Sant" I hope they were holding hands behind her back. The Moody lot seemed to touch more…the Gilliland men seemed seldom to do in photos at least. He was son of Pony Moody and brother of my grandmother Louisa Moody Gilliland. I can put this together thanks to your great research and the info you sent me. My superficial architectural research indicates the style of the house, which interests me is “Carpenter Gothic”/ Gothic Revival….which often incorporates the gothic shape window on the top floor at front where, in this case, an out-of-place window has been inserted. When I looked at the internet info on the Sears and Roebuck house kits/plans it seemed like I could identify most of the houses in Waveland and Cvl. I have not found a plan or kit for this kind of house yet. If you have a copy of the very well-known " American Gothic" painting or want to look it up…like on Wikipedia…you will see a similar house in the background which which was copied from a real house in Iowa, built in 1881. The painting was done in 1930. In this case it seems someone went a bit mad with the Victorian wood add-ons under the eaves and around the porch area. Perhaps a case of adopting bits from the Sears and Roebuck catalog for houses at the time…they sold it all ! A bit of “copy and paste” before its time ! I wonder if the builder might have been the Jarvis whose name is on the front step of the house which had been the telephone office where we once lived, but I suppose that would have been the owner, not builder, come to think of it….unless same person. Somewhere I got the idea that Jarvis was a builder in Waveland….I just looked up a photo of the house, but too indistinct to be sure…looks a lot like “W. Jarvis" I remember a side entrance just to the right out of shot. The house sat where Bob Hunt built the lovely stone-faced house where Jeannie Hunt lived her whole life. I am guessing their barn was original with the house. No idea if perhaps there are any initials or carving or signs in the barn to connect with Sanford It burned in early '50s I would guess… Your info says widow SC Moody moved to Cvl in 1954, so perhaps that was when the fire happened. James Moody, her son was living there then in an apartment upstairs. I assume she lived downstairs. I remember being in town on the day the fire happened or the day after…James and family were temporarily rehoused in a little house on the corner opposite where Ralph Williams last lived. James’ step-son, Keith,was about my age and a friend.


Source: Crawfordsville Journal-Review - Waveland, March 27 1949

-- Nathan Moody, who would have reached his 81st birthday Wednesday of this week, died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Jewell Chaney, 1009 E. College Street. He had been ill with a heart ailment for the past 3 weeks. Mr. Moody, the son of Thomas and Martha Moody, was born March 29, 1868 at Browns Valley. He had been in the retail coal business in Waveland for 40 years. Mr. Moody was twice married. Following the death of his first wife, Katie Hastady, of Crawfordsville, he was married in 1912 to Catharine Wilhite, also of Crawfordsville. The widow survives together with four sons, 3 daughters, 13 grandchildren and two greats. His daughters, in addition to the daughter at whose home he died, are Mrs. Margaret Moser, of Brazil and Mrs. Russell Powell of Crawfordsville. Sons are Ed Moody of Washington State; Clem Moody of Denver, Colo; Paul Moody of Gary and James T. Moody of Waveland. In addition a sister, Mrs. Lou Gilliland, and a brother Harry Moody survive. Friends may call at the Machledt Funeral Home in Waveland after 4 o'clock Monday afternoon. Funeral services will be conducted at the Methodist Church in Waveland at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, in charge of Rev. CN McBrayer. The body will lie in state one hour at the church before the funeral. Burial in Maple Ridge Cemetery. - kbz


Source: Waveland Independent, March 31, 1949

-- Sanford Nathan MOODY, who would have reached his 81st birthday Tuesday of this week, died Sunday evening at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Jewell Chaney of Crawfordsville. Mr. Moody, who had been ill for the past 3 weeks with a heart ailment was the son of Thomas and Martha Moody and was born March 19, 1868, at Browns Valley. Mr. Moody was married Oct 23, 1891 to Catherine Hastaday of Crawfordsville, to which union 7 children were born: Edward; Owen; Clem; Paul; George; Margaret Moser; and Kathryn Powell. Owen died in infancy, Goerge died at the age of 17 and Mrs. Moody passed away January of 1911. Later he was married to Catherine Wilhite, who survives along with his children, also: Waneta Chenoy a step daughter of Cawfordsville and James T. Moody of Waveland; a nephew, who were both reared in the Moody home; a sister, Mrs. Lou Gilliland of Waveland and a brother of indianapolis; 13 grandhcildren and a great grandchild. For a time Mr. Moody resided in Terre Haute where he was employed by a cooperage ccompany, then later owned and operated a large salvage or junk business which extended to Rockville and other places. For some time he also operated a hay business where he bought, baled and shipped hay. For the past number of years he has been in the coal business in the town of Waveland where his home has been. At one time, Mr. Moody was a member of a quartet that was well known for their splendid singing. "Sant," as most friends called him was one of the friendliest persons we have known and always had a smile for everyone His absence will be noticed and deeply regreated by all for a long time to come. "Sant" planned his own funeral and it was carried out according to his wishes. The funeral was conducted at the Methodist Church, Wednesday afternoon with Rev. CN McBrayer, officiaing and the Rev. EF Prevo, pastor of the church, assisting. Interment was made at Maple Ridge Cemetery. -- kbz

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