|Birth: ||Jul. 23, 1878|
|Death: ||Dec. 2, 1964|
My grandmother, Ada May Comstock Moody, was born 23 July, 1878, to Marshal and Permelia Comstock, on a farm in Wise County, Texas, near Chico. When she was only 7 years old, her father was murdered, and her oldest brother, Frank, became head of the family. Ada spent the rest of her childhood at her brother's, who lived first in Wise County near his dad's place and then at Post Oak, in Jack County, Texas.
On May 25th, 1899, Ada wed William Lee Moody, who raised cattle near Post Oak. They had 8 children, an infant son sadly living only 11 days, James Hayden, Essie May, William Ivin, Myrtie Leanore "Peggy", Ora Ila, Chesley Benton "C.B.", and Jefferson Warren. In 1917, the family moved to near Jermyn, also in Jack County. William passed away in 1922, and Ada never remarried. She moved her family to Mineral Wells, Texas, where she had cousins living, and lived there for the next 30 years. She was living with her daughter Peggy and son-in-law Fred Breithaupt, in Freer, Texas, when she passed away, and was interred at Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas, on December 4th.
Many, many thanks to P. David Eastburn for sponsoring Mamaw's memorial!
Marshal H. Comstock (1828 - 1885)
Permelia Waldo Gross Comstock (1835 - 1916)
William Lee Moody (1858 - 1922)
Infant Boy Moody (1901 - 1901)*
James Hayden Moody (1902 - 1982)*
Essie May Moody (1906 - 1981)*
William Iven Moody (1908 - 1952)*
Myrtie Leanore Moody Breithaupt (1912 - 1984)*
Ora Ila Moody Creech (1915 - 1985)*
Chesley Benton Moody (1919 - 2005)*
Jefferson Warren Moody (1921 - 1998)*
Boullin Franklin Comstock (1854 - 1945)*
Felix W. Comstock (1869 - 1936)*
Charles Marshal Comstock (1872 - 1955)*
Ada May Comstock Moody (1878 - 1964)
Note: The date of birth on her headstone (and her death certificate) is incorrect. Her birthday was on July 23, which I have written in her own hand, as well as personal knowledge of.
Created by: Dorothy Varnell
Record added: Jul 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55395592