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S: My History-Donald Claire Brody

FC: My History | Donald Claire Brody

1: My parents were Clara and Gordon Brody They were married on June 1, 1918 at Allendorf, IA

2: Mother | Grandfather | Grandmother | Great Grandmother | Great Grandmother | Great Grandfather | Great Grandfather

3: Father | Grandfather | Grandmother | Great Grandmother | Great Grandmother | Great Grandfather | Great Grandfather | My Ancestors

4: The man standing by the car on the left is my grandfather Charles Moar who was born on June 28, 1858 at Weston VT. He came with a few of his brothers to Iowa from Vermont when he was 13. They traveled with a wagon train, walking most of the way and helping to drive the cattle. Standing next to him is my grandmother, Lavina "Mae" (Brand) Moar who was born on Jan 5, 1864 at Rolling Prairie, WI. She also came to Iowa in a covered wagon. She would tell of Indians coming up to the wagons and rubbing their stomachs showing they were hungry. In fear of attack, they would then give them their supper for the night and then they would go have to go without having anything to eat because their provisions would only last so many days and they did not have enough food to make another meal. My grandparents were married on Jan 5, 1881. They bought 80 acres of land in Ocheydan and lived there until Charles death on June 4, 1944. They had 10 children, one of which was my mother Clara Moar who was born December 20, 1892 | This picture is of my paternal great-grandfather Hannibal Pugh Brody and his wife Lydia Jones Brody,my great-grandmother and their family. Front Row: Guy Brody, Hannibal Pugh Brody with Bly Brody sitting on his lap, Lydia Brody and Floyd Brody. Back Row: John Mallory and his wife Mollie (Brody) Mallory, my Grandfather Fred Pugh Brody,Dema Brody and Hannibal Brody Jr.

5: The man standing by the car on the left is my grandfather Charles Moar who was born on June 28, 1858 at Weston VT. He came with a few of his brothers to Iowa from Vermont when he was 13. They traveled with a wagon train, walking most of the way and helping to drive the cattle. Standing next to him is my grandmother, Lavina "Mae" (Brand) Moar who was born on Jan 5, 1864 at Rolling Prairie, WI. She also came to Iowa in a covered wagon. She would tell of Indians coming up to the wagons and rubbing their stomachs showing they were hungry. In fear of attack, they would then give them their supper for the night and then they would go have to go without having anything to eat because their provisions would only last so many days and they did not have enough food to make another meal. My grandparents were married on Jan 5, 1881. They bought 80 acres of land in Ocheydan and lived there until Charles death on June 4, 1944. They had 10 children, one of which was my mother Clara Moar who was born December 20, 1892 | This is my grandparents and their family. It was taken in 1918. Front row: Juanita Brody, Fred Brody Jr, and Ruby Brody Middle Row: Clifford Brody, Fred Brody Sr. and Arrena Brody Back Row: My parents Clara Moar Brody and Gordon Brody and Lydia Brody. | Brody Family | My grandparents, Fred and Arrena Gilmore Brody

6: This is my maternal grandparents, Charles Nelson Moar and Lovina Mae Brand Moar. Their children are in age order starting at the top. Clifford, Josephine, Annitta, Ruth, my mother Clara and Laura. On the right is a picture taken in 1913. Charles and Mae are standing on the left side of the first car. The woman in the black skirt, standing on the right side of the 2nd car is Edna Moar. She married Fred Brody after his first wife Arrena died. | Moar Family

8: My Parents | This is Gordon Brody, my father, as a baby.It was taken in 1897.

9: This is Clara Moar Brody, my mother. She went to school through the 8th grade and then became the school teacher.

10: I was born on April 17, 1922. I had an older brother named Gerald who was born October 24, 1920 and an older sister Joycelyn who was born March 24, 1919. In this picture I was 7 months old and weighed 19 pounds. My Mom said I was the best natured baby that ever was.

12: I spent most of my time playing with my brother Gerald.

13: Gerald had an appendicitis attack when he was just five years old. He died on Dec 12, 1925.

14: Like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.

15: My sister Darlene was born on April 21, 1929

16: This is the pony I rode to get back and forth to school.

17: My Junior High Graduation

18: My high school graduation

19: My sister Roberta was born July 28, 1939

20: My life changed forever when I met the new girl in Allendorf. Maxine Creech first got a good look at me one Sunday. The youth choir sat in the front of the church, facing the congregation. Maxine had a dress with a bow on the back. While waiting our turn to sing, I undid her bow and then tied it to the spindles in the back of her chair. When we stood up to sing the chair came with her. She turned around and knew it was me. She later said she got even by marrying me.

21: To read the rest of the story, see book two, "Our Life Together" Don and Maxine Brody

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