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Joseph S. Moody
Born April 23, 1853
JOSEPH S. MOODY, of the firm of Moody Bros., dealers in dry-goods, notions and millinery, corner First and Cedar streets, Monticello; is a native of Illinois and was born in Cook Co. April 23, 1853; he grew up and attended school there, and came to Jones Co. and located in Monticello in 1878; he was in the post office for a time, and afterward entered the bank as book-keeper; in April, 1877, he associated with his brother and engaged in their present business; they are the only exclusive dry-goods house in Monticello, and are building up a large trade. In 1878, he was united in marriage to Miss Julia Carpenter, daughter of Capt. M. L. Carpenter. President of the Monticello Bank.

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

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