Death of Old Skegnessian Joseph Moody

We regret to record the death of Mr. Joseph Moody, who passed away at his residence in Brunswick Drive, Skegness, last Sunday evening, at the age of 78 years.
The late Mr. Moody, who was the eldest brother of Coun. S. Moody, J.P., was one of Skegness’s oldest inhabitants. He was born in Skegness on Sept 4th, 1849, in a little cottage in High-street, which still stands on the plot of land which has recently been purchased by the Salvation Army for their new barracks, and which adjoins Mr. T. W. Skinner’s butcher’s shop. He could remember Skegness when it was little more than a fishing village, and in his early days was for some time a member of the Skegness Lifeboat Crew.
As a result of an affliction, Mr. Moody was unable to put his foot to the ground for six years, It was considered necessary by the medical authorities of the London. Hospital to which he was taken, to have the leg amputated, but he was advised against this course by Sir James Paget. Fie then went to “Belshall” Mission, a Divine Healing Society in London, and subsequently recovered the use of his limbs.
After living for some time in Grimsby, Mr. Moody returned to Skegness about 12 years ago. He had been married no less than 55 years, his widow being Mrs. Sarah J. Moody.
The funeral service will be held at the Primitive Methodist Church to-day (Wednesday), interment to follow at St. Clement’s Churchyard.


The funeral of the late Mr. Joseph Moody, whose death at the age of 78 years was recorded in our issue of last week, took place at the Primitive Methodist Church, Skegness, on Wednesday afternoon last. The service was conducted by the Rev. Arthur Haigh, assisted by Ensign Grieg, of the Salvation Army, and during it the new Minister of the Skegness Primitive Methodist Circuit made reference to the great and faithful service which had been rendered to his church by the late Mr. Joseph Moody during his long lifetime. The service was choral, the hymns “Rock of Ages” and “Nearer my God to Thee” were sung, and Mr. Huggins, who presided at the organ, played the Dead March in Saul. The funeral cortege then proceeded to St. Clement’s Churchyard, where the interment took place. Members of the family attended to pay their last tribute to the deceased, who was the eldest son of the late Mr. Henry Moody, and brother of Coun. S. Moody, J.P.

Note: I can supply a list of floral tributes to persons researching Joseph Moody’s family history. (ref 1928_SMA_4)

Source: Skegness Mablethorpe and Alford News 22nd August and 28th August

Moody Family History Skegness


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