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John Moody
Born December 24, 1821
JOHN MOODY, senior member of the firm of J. Moody & Sons, proprietors of the Red Star Creameries and dealers in fine creamery and dairy butter, Monticello; is a native of Yorkshire, Eng., and was born December 24, 1821; when 14 years of age, he came to America; he came to Illinois and grew up to manhood there; in 1863, he came to Iowa and located in Delaware Co.; in 1868, he came to Jones Co. and engaged in buying and shipping butter and eggs; in the winter of 1878, he established the Red Star Creameries; his butter has an established reputation and is shipped to Eastern markets; during last year, he paid out for butter and eggs, at his place of business, $63,000. In 1814, Mr. Moody was united in marriage to Miss Mary J. Adams, from Illinois; they have four sons and six daughters.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 676.

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