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Sewell Prescott "Sue" Moody
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Birth: 1834
Somerset County
Maine, USA
Death: Nov. 4, 1875

Designated a person of National Historical Significance by the Canadian Federal government in 2002, "Sue" Moody founded Moodyville in British Columbia (eventually became North Vancouver).

A large article (the full page) recounts the sinking of the S.S. Pacific which took S.P. Moody's life. Included in the article is the following:


The handwriting was identified as that of S.P. Moody, the principal owner of the Moodyville Sawmills, who was a passenger. It is supposed that when he found the ship going down and no hope remained of saving his life, Mr. Moody wrote this "message from the sea" on the stanchion on the faint hope that it might some day be picked up, and his fate known. This hope was not in vain, and I believe the piece of wreckage with the inscription upon it is still cherished by the Moody family.

Note: The Moody family donated this item to the B.C. Maritime Museum where it is now displayed.
Family links: 
  Joshua Moody (1808 - 1894)
  Amy Kendall Bowley Moody (1812 - 1865)
  Janet McAuslyn Watson Moody (1849 - 1901)
  Sewell Prescott Moody (1874 - 1949)*
  Hannah Moody (1831 - 1847)*
  Sewell Prescott Moody (1834 - 1875)
  Thomas Gage Moody (1836 - 1913)*
  Sarah Jane Robinson Moody Dalby (1839 - 1886)*
  Mary Helen Moody Beaven (1843 - 1900)*
*Calculated relationship
Body lost at sea
Specifically: Went down off Cape Flattery on the S.S. Pacific
Created by: Sue
Record added: Jun 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53591865
Sewell Prescott Sue Moody
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Sewell Prescott Sue Moody
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- annie
 Added: Jul. 27, 2012

- Sue
 Added: Jun. 12, 2010

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