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Isaac Moody Obituary

Isaac Moody Obituary

Excerpts from Moody Obituary 1918 age 44 (Flu Epidemic)

THAT MANY THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF LAND WERE SOLD TO PEOPLE FROM ALL PARTS OF THE COUNTRY AND HAS BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR BRINGING MANY HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES TO BECOME PERMANENT SETTLERS. UNDER HIS DIRECTION THE TOWN OF BUNNELL WAS LAID OUT TO OCCUPY ONE MiLE SQUARE STREETS WERE LAID OUT AND THE TOWN WAS SURVEYED INTO TOWN LOTS AND FROM THIS UNPRETENTIOUS BEGINNING THE TOWN HAS GROWN WITH STRIDE. MR. MOODY WAS ALMOST UNANIMOUSLY ELECTED AS FLAGLER COUNTY’S REPRESENTATIVE AT THE LAST ELECTION AND SERVED WITH DISTINCTION AT THE RECENT SPECIAL SESSION OF THAT BODY. IT WAS DURING HIS STAY AT THE STATE CAPITAL THAT HE CONTRACTED THE DISEASE THAT ENDED HIS LIFE.

HE WAS PROBABLY THE MOST PROMINENT MAN IN SECRET ORDER CIRCLES IN THE COUNTY) BEING A 32ND DEGREE MASON) BOTH SCOTTISH AND YORK RITES) AND AN ENTHUSIASTIC MEMBER OF MOROCCO TEMPLE OF SHRINERS AT JACKSONVILLE. HE WAS 44 YEARS OF AGE AND LEAVES BESIDES THOUSANDS OF FRIENDS A GRIEF STRICKEN WIFE AND THREE PRETTY LITTLE DAUGHTERS) GLADYS) LEONA AND DOROTHY: A BROTHER GEORGE MOODY)AND A SISTER) MRS. B.M. DOWDY) AN AGED MOTHER AND NUMEROUS OTHER RELATIVES HERE AND IN HIS OLD GEORGIA HOME WHO WILL MOURN HIS LOSS WITH A SINCERE AND HEART-FELT GRIEF.

THE FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT THE METHODIST CHURCH REV. R.L. RAMSEY OFFICIATING AT 11 O’CLOCK THURSDAY. MOURNING AND INTERMENT WAS MADE AT ESPANOLA CEMETERY BESIDE HIS BROTHER ROBERT MOODY J WHO PRECEDED HIM BY ONLY ABOUT SEVEN WEEKS FROM THE SAME MALADY

AT SHORTLY AFTER 10’CLOCK HON. W.A. McWILLIAMS ACTING MASTER WITH THE HONORS AND RITES OF THE GREAT ORDER OF WHICH HE WAS A MEMBER. THE FLORAL OFFERINGS WERE THE MOST GORGEOUS THAT HAVE EVER BEEN SEEN IN THE TOWN OF BUNNELL MORE THAN TWO AUTOMOBILE LOADS COMING IN FROM JACKSONVILLE THURSDAY MORNING-FROM HIS LODGES WERE EMBLEMATIC FLORAL PIECES HANDSOME BEYOND COMPARE AND THERE PROBABLY WAS NOT A FAMILY IN BUNNELL OR THE SURROUNDING COUNTRY WHO DID NOT CONTRIBUTE THEIR BEST AND THEIR ALL.

FROM THE RESIDENCE TO THE CHURCH THE BODY WAS ESCORTED BY THE MASONIC LODGE OF WHICH HE WAS A MEMBER FOLLOWING BY THE EASTERN STAR ORDER. THE FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS WERE IN CHARGE OF MOONEY AND DAVIS OF PALATKA AND THE HEARSE WAS ONE OF THE HANDSOMEST OF THAT FIRM’S CARS.

ADOPT RESOLUTIONS OF REGRET EDITOR TRIBUNE: AT THE LAST REGULAR MEETING OF THE FARMER’S EDUCATIONAL AND COOPERATIVE UNION OF AMERICAN) HAW CREEK LOCAL NO.190 THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTED: “WE WISH TO EXPRESS OUR SINCERE REGRET AT THE DEATH OF MR. I. I. MOODY) AS WE CONSIDERED HIM A GOOD FRIEND TO THE FARMERS AND ALL THE PEOPLE OF FLAGLER COUNTY. WE EXTEND OUR HEART-FELT SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS. HAW CREEK LOCAL NO.190

July 1990 comments by Jack Clegg – –

FLAGLER COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REGULAR MEETING JULY 16, 1990 PRESENT: CHAIRMAN PEURA, COMMISSIONERS JONES, CLEGG, SHOEMAKER, AND DURRANCE, COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR PILLON, COUNTY PLANNER KOCH, COUNTY CLERK BARBER, COUNTY DIRECTOR OF PARKS AND RECREATION SEALL, COUNTY ATTORNEY MCKINNON, AND CLERK’S DESIGNEE HIRSCHI. CHAIRMAN PEURA CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M. PLEDGE TO THE FLAG.

COMMISSIONER CLEGG STATED A PORTRAIT OF ISAAC I. MOODY WAS UNVEILED ON JULY 1ST BY THE FLAGLER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY. STATED MRS. LEONA KNIGHT, MR. MOODY’S SURVIVING DAUGHTER, WAS PRESENT FOR THE UNVEILING. STATED THE BCC WILL HAVE THE PORTRAIT PLACED IN THE COURTHOUSE. STATED IT WILL BE DISPLAYED IN THE COMMISSION ROOM. COMMISSIONER CLEGG GAVE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF MR. MOODY’S MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS, INCLUDING THE I ORGANIZATION OF BUNNELL DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, THE CREATION OF THE CITY OF BUNNELL, ONE OF THE FIRST COMMISSIONERS OF THE TOWN OF BUNNELL, THE FIRST POSTMASTER OF THE TOWN OF BUNNELL, THE PRESIDENT OF THE FIRST BANK IN BUNNELL, A COUNTY COMMISSIONER AND I CHAIRMAN OF THE BCC IN ST. JOHNS COUNTY (PRIOR TO THE CREATION OF FLAGLER COUKTY). STATED WHILE CHAIRMAN OF THE ST. JOHNS COUNTY BCC, MR. MOODY WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN GETTING THE 9 FOOT BRICK ROAD CONSTRUCTED WHICH CONNECTED ST. AUGUSTINE, HASTINGS, ESPANOLA, AND BUNNELL AND WAS BUILT ALMOST TO FLAGLER BEACH. STATED HE HELPED ORGANIZE THE GROUP INSTRUMENTAL IN THE CREATION OF FLAGLER COUNTY (JULY 1, 1917). STATED MR. MOODY WAS THE FIRST STATE REPRESENTATIVE FROM FLAGLER COUNTY. STATED WHILE SERVING AS STATE REPRESENTATIVE MR. MOODY BECAME ILL AND PASSED AWAY IN 1918 AT THE AGE OF 44. STATED MR. MOODY WAS REALLY THE “FATHER OF FLAGLER COUNTY”. COMMISSIONER CLEGG INTRODUCED LEONA KNIGHT, DAUGHTER OF ISAAC MOODY. STATED MRS. KNIGHT WAS BORN IN FLAGLER COUNTY IN 1908. COMMISSIONER CLEGG RELATED SOME OF MRS. KNIGHT’S CONTRIBUTIONS TO FLAGLER COUNTY, INCLUDING SCHOOL BUS DRIVER, POSTMASTER FOR THE CITY OF FLAGLER BEACH, ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE LOCAL AND STATE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF FLAGLER COUNTY, AND MEMBERSHIP IN MANY COMMUNITY CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS. STATED MRS. KNIGHT IS TRULY A GREAT SOUTHERN LADY.

COMMISSIONER CLEGG INTRODUCED THE FAMILY MEMBERS PRESENT: PATSY DURRANCE, DAUGHTER REBECCA DURRANCE COWART, GRANDDAUGHTER HR. AND HRS. ELDON KNIGHT, STEPSON, AND HIS WIFE.

Author: FCHS