The Personal Journal of Francis W. Moody, 1858-1919, And Mostly the Early History of Thatcher, Arizona
Exact publication date unknown. Published sometime during the 1970's.
Begins with his birth in 1858 in Salt Lake City, and recollections from as early as 1861. when his father is called to settle St. George. Moody's personal narration ends 2 February 1914. As a child, he travels frequently with his father and also with family friends. He gives a description of the erection of the St. George Temple, as well as its physical dimensions. His parents participate in the United Order, but Moody is not rebaptized and therefore cannot truly participate. In 1881, the Moody family moves to the Gila Valley. In 1882, Moody and his fiancee Malinda Lewis travel to Utah to be married. The first church services of the Thatcher Ward are held 3 June 1883. The first telegraph wire in the valley is laid in 1895. A diptheria epidemic causes meetings to be canceled. The first woman's suffrage group is organized in Thatcher. His wife dies from pneumonia in 1903. The last several entries are his transcriptions of prophecies and teachings of various historic figures including George Washington and Mother Shipton. Several records of family members, including biographies, are included as well.