William Vaughn Moody
birth: 8 Jul 1869 in Spencer, Owen Co., IN to Francis B “Frank” and Henrietta Moody
death: 17 Oct 1910 at Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO
burial: Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook Co., IL
marriage: 5 Jul 1909, Québec, Canada
Harriet Converse (Tilden) Brainard
birth: 18 Mar 1857, Parkman, Geauga Co., OH to William Mason and Harriet (Converse) Tilden
death: 22 Feb 1932, Chicago, Cook Co., IL
The marriage produced no children
William Vaughn Moody Lived In:
- Owen County, Indiana
- New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana
William was a well-known playwright and poet who traveled the world. He was New Albany High School’s valedictorian in 1885. William attended Harvard University where he excelled in literature. In 1908 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Yale.
Harriet, whose family was from Chicago, was eleven years his senior. On their English honeymoon it was discovered that William was going blind. He died the following year, at age forty-one, of complications from a brain tumor.