Mail Clerk O. S. Woody Was Loyal to the Last

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Mail Clerk O. S. Woody Was Loyal to the Last

Evening Star

STROVE WITH HIS ASSOCIATES TO SAVE THE MAIL MATTER ON THE TITANIC

James M Woody of Roxboro, N.C. reached here Saturday afternoon to make inquiry about the death of his brother, Oscar S. Woody, mail clerk, who was among the victims of the Titanic disaster. Mrs. Woody, widow of the mail clerk, is staying at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Harry Warren, 29 Q street northwest. She came from her home at Clifton, Va., several days ago. Her husband lived at Clifton, but he had spent much of his time here in the seventeen years he was in the railway mail service. For nearly fifteen years he was on the run between this city and Greensboro, N. C., having been transferred to the ocean service about two years ago.

The Titanic disaster occurred on Mr. Woody’s forty-fourth birthday.

The Postmaster General has been informed that Woody and his two associates laboured to the last to save the valuable mail matter on the Titanic, carrying the pouches to the upper deck.

Oscar wood had many friends in this city. He was popular with the mail service employees and in Masonic circles. He was a son of the late John F. Woody of Roxboro, where his mother and brother reside. For a number of years he was a member of Clifton Lodge, F. A. A. M., and more recently he was taken into Kallipolis Grotto, Veiled Prophets, by William T. Burdine.

About eighteen months ago he and Miss Lelia Bullard of Dallas, Tex., were married. John T. Wood, a brother, was killed by a train at Coaldale, W., Va. about two years ago. Mrs Woody is ill from the strain of the past week, and the mail clerk’s mother is in a similar condition at her home in Roxboro.

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