Death of Ex-Chief A. C. Moody.
The death of Ex-Chief Engineer A. C. Moody of Lynn, Mass., occurred on the 27th of June of apoplexy. He was a Massachusetts man, born in Newburyport July 20, 1827. Since his early youth Mr. Moody identified himself in some way with fire departments, and when only seventeen years of age he, with a few other boys of Charlestown, bought an engine by subscription, built a house for it and formed an amateur fire company that did considerable service. When Mr. Moody was twenty-one years of age he became a member of the regular department of Charlestown, and when he removed to Danvers in 1848 his first thought and action was to join the fire department. Mr. Moody went to Lynn in 1851 and joined the department in that city a year later. He was soon appointed second assistant foreman of his company, and went through the regular gradations until he was promoted to chief, which position he held for seventeen years. In 1890 he resigned. The department materially increased in efficiency during his incumbency. For many years he was president of the Firemen’s Relief Association. As a citizen he was honored and respected, and his integrity was never questioned. He leaves a widow and two sons. He was a member of several secret orders ; also the Charlestown Veteran Volunteer Firemen’s Association. The funeral took place on the afternoon of the 30th ult. The service was deeply impressive and touching. The Rev. Mr. Whitaker delivered an address on the life and character of the deceased. It was a worthy tribute, eloquently uttered. The pallbearers were ex-Chicfs S. R. Breed and W. W. Kimball of the Relief Association, George Whippen and Charles J. Butler of Bay State Lodge, Stephen S. Marsh of Sagamore tribe and George Noyes of Palestine encampment.