Silk embroidered memorial
Granby, MA c.1804
This beautifully composed memorial was worked by 15 year-old Rhoda Moody in 1804 who is
depicted standing by the monument. She was the older sister of the deceased children. When Rhoda worked this
she was an only child, her younger siblings had died and her youngest sister, Mary Ann had not yet been born.
Rhoda's parents were Gideon Moody (1765-1829) and Mary Ferry (1767-1847). Their children were Rhoda (1789-1828),
*Thomas Hoey (1792-1794), *Loman A. (1803-1803), *Malinda (1800-1803), and Mary Ann (1810-1838)
Inscribed on the urns:
T.H.M. M.M. L.A.M.
Inscribed on the plinth:
In memory of 3 children of Gedeon and Mary Moody
Who died as follows.
viz T.H. September 9 aged 1 year 1794
LA. August 2nd, 1803 aged (? Months)
?? Malinda Augest 31, 1803 Aged
2 years & 6 months
Silk, paper, and ink on silk; 16" x 13 ½" framed.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER
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