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 Ada May <I>Comstock</I> Moody

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Ada May Comstock Moody

  • Birth 23 Jul 1878 Wise County, Texas, USA
  • Death 2 Dec 1964 Freer, Duval County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 55395592

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!

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Gravesite Details 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.

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  • Created by: Dorothy Varnell
  • Added: 24 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55395592
  • David Eastburn
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ada May Comstock Moody (23 Jul 1878–2 Dec 1964), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55395592, citing Shiner Cemetery, Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Dorothy Varnell (contributor 47048978) .