William Charles Moody
Mr. Moody was born in Illinois in 1850 and located in Manson in 1871. He established the Manson Lumber Company. He was prominent in public affairs, serving as Justice of the Peace and as Mayor of Manson. He passed away in 1889. (This info is wrong. Wm. C. Moody was born 1814 in Mass. His son below was born 1850 in Illinois.)
Wm. C. Moody, a son, received his education in the public schools of Oregon. Later became the bookkeeper for a mining company. Still later had a like position in a bank at Silver City, Idaho for nine years, during which time he was an agent for the Wells Fargo Express Company. In 1881 he became a resident of Manson and worked with his father. In 1911 he organized the Manson Lumber Company, a stock company. He also had a lumber yard at Thor, Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. Moody had three children: Louise, wife of Joe Wheeler a shoe manufacturer of Fort Dodge; Ella, who married Walter. W. Jones, a civil engineer located in Arkansas; and Belle, the wife of E.H. Townsend, who was engaged in the wholesale lumber company in Manson. Mr. Moody was city clerk for a good many years and always had the good of the community in mind.