Oscar Woody


Alicia Windsor

Hi everyone,

I stumbled across this article on wral.com while searching for news on my other obsession, Raleigh native Clay Aiken.
I did not know there was a Titanic exhibit at the Museum of Natural Sciences, now I have even more motive to visit Raleigh. It's wonderful that the museum recognized Woody, the postal carriers of the Titanic are some of my favourite unsung heroes. There is also a picture of Woody at the link.

Museum Honors Roxboro Man Who Died On Titanic

POSTED: 7:46 p.m. EST November 24, 2003
UPDATED: 7:59 p.m. EST November 24, 2003

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Monday was Oscar Scott Woody day.

It was proclaimed as such to honor a Roxboro native who died on board the Titanic.

Oscar Woody died while trying to save the mail. He was one of five sea postal carriers killed that night.

Monday, at the Titanic artifact exhibit in Raleigh, a commemorative envelope was unveiled and dedicated in Woody's honor.

A special postal stamp recognizes his efforts, and several of his belongings are part of the exhibit at the Museum of Natural Sciences.

From http://www.wral.com/news/2662124/detail.html
Jason D. Tiller

Jason D. Tiller

Staff member
Hi Alicia,

Thanks for posting that.

It's great to see that Oscar Woody has not been forgotten.

Best regards,


Chris Dohany

Nice to see a different photograph of the man as well. Thank you for the link.