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Family: John Franklin Moody/Rebecca E Groves (F1367)

m. 15 May 1920


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  • Father | Male
    John Franklin Moody

    Born  26 Mar 1860  Oblong, Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  07 Sep 1931  Oblong, Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Married  15 May 1920  Oblong, Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Divorced  Abt 1925  Oblong, Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father   
    Mother   

    Mother | Female
    Rebecca E Groves

    Born  21 May 1868  Hardiville, Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  17 Mar 1964  Oblong, Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Other Spouse  Zachariah Wirt | F1311 
    Married  02 Aug 1894  Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  James M Groves | F1022 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Sarah Elizabeth Shire | F1022 Group Sheet 

  • Notes  Married:
    • From Moody descendents:

      From Records kept by Mr. Thompson of persons buried at Oblong cemetery -- from the Robinson, IL, library:
      "John Franklin Moody died Sept. 7, 1931. Son of Bruce and Sarah Ann (Glaze) Moody who moved to Colorado. Wife Rena Ellen (Rhodes) Moody. children Maud married James K. Price; Byrl married Maryann(?) Lefever. Brothers and sisters Bert, Maggie, Carrie. He married for a second wife Rebecca Graves(?) [WORD UNKNOWN] and was divorced. He was a carpenter, Oblong City Lodger #633 AF & A.M. Brothers and sisters: Emma Jane married Silas Welkin(?) too married two times. Sarah Catherine married McElroy. Annie Lizzie married first Bond, second Gill."

      I also have a letter from John Franklin's grandson confirming the marriage to Rebecca and giving a marriage date of May 15, 1920 in Oblong, Crawford, Illinois. This is after the 1920 census. They were divorced before the 1930 census (I have no date). I assume that Rebecca continued to show herself as widowed for her own personal reasons in the 1930 census although John Franklin was still living.

    Divorced:
    • 1920 and 1930 census show Rebecca as a widow and using the last name Wirt. No documents obtained yet proving marriage or divorce.