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H17-1967. Moody, Morris C. (1899-1969). Papers, 1871-2018. 6.50 linear ft.

 Collection
Identifier: H17-1967

Scope and Contents

This collection includes official documents of Morris Moody's life and service in the United States military. The collection also includes Moody's family’s genealogy dating back to the 1600s, letters and telegrams, newspaper pieces from his time in World War I, photographs and several photo albums of his life and family, a painting by Moody as therapy in the Veteran's hospital, and his sister's Bible.

Dates

  • 1871 - 2018

Creator

Biography

Morris Cox Moody was born in Holland, Michigan in 1899. He attended Holland area schools and graduated from Holland High School in 1917. He worked at the Holland Sentinel newspaper until volunteering for the United States Marines in the fall of 1917. He served in World War I in the second artillery division at Verdun, Chateau-Thierry, and Soissons. He was injured at Soissons and spent almost two months at a Paris hospital. He was transferred to a veterans' hospital in Cape May, New Jersey. There he underwent multiple surgeries for nine months to restore use of his right arm. After the war, Moody attended the University of Michigan for engineering and graduated in 1929. After graduation he became a surveyor, eventually becoming an engineer for the State Highway department and for the Aeronautics Commission in Lansing, Michigan.

Morris Moody passed away in 1969.

Extent

6.50 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Morris Cox Moody was born in Holland, Michigan, in 1899. He attended Holland area schools and graduated from Holland High School in 1917. He worked at the Holland Sentinel newspaper until volunteering for the United States Marines in the fall of 1917. He served in World War I in the second artillery division at Verdun, Chateau-Thierry, and Soissons. He was injured at Soissons and spent almost two months at a Paris hospital. He was transferred to a veterans’ hospital in Cape May, New Jersey. There he underwent multiple surgeries for nine months to restore use of his right arm. After the war, Moody attended the University of Michigan for engineering and graduated in 1929. After graduation he became a surveyor, eventually becoming an engineer for the State Highway department and for the Aeronautics Commission in Lansing, Michigan. The collection includes official documents from Morris Moody’s life and service in World War I, including his birth certificate and autopsy report, letters and telegrams that he and his family wrote, his family genealogy dating back to the 1600s, newspaper excerpts, and photographs of his life and family. Detailed Collection Register available.

Provenance

Morris C. Moody

Photographs

133 images (Box 1)

Creator

Source

Status
Completed
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Joint Archives of Holland Repository

Contact:
Theil Research Center
9 East 10th Street
Holland Michigan 49423 United States
616-395-7798