Born: October 8, 1874

Died: December 25, 1954

Married: Lucy Stevens

Children: John Moody

John Charles Moody was a carpenter and guide.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, December 27, 1954


John Charles Moody, life-long resident of Saranac Lake, died at 6 p.m. Saturday following a long illness.

His body is reposing at the chapel of A. Fortune and Co., where services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. Norman M. Moss, pastor of the First Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Spring.

Members of the Saranac Lake police force will act as pall bearers at the rites.

Mr. Moody was born in Saranac Lake on Oct. 8, 1874, the son of Fayette and Lucy Dudley Moody. He attended local schools and for many years was listed among the Adirondack guides in this area.

About thirty years ago he entered the carpentry business and worked for several firms in the village, among them the former Moody Bros., contractors and J.J. O'Connell and Sons. He also worked as a carpenter in many of the large Summer camps in this area.

Besides his widow, the former Lucy Stevens of Springfield, L.I., Mr. Moody is survived by a son, Deputy Chief John Moody, of the Saranac Lake Police Department, and two grandchildren, Ronald and Timothy. There are three sisters, Mrs. Hattie Mohr and Mrs. Minnie Devine, both of Miami, Fla., and Mrs. Blanch Knapp of Leominster, Mass., also four brothers, Burton F., Leon and Kenneth E., all of Saranac Lake, and Ward H., of Newburgh. Mr. Moody's death is the first in a family of eight children. His three sisters are all older than he.

Mr. and Mrs. Moody were married at Springfield on October 8, 1907.