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Memorable Manitobans: Elizabeth Blanche Teeter “Betha” Moody (1886-1971)


Born at Maple Creek, Saskatchewan on 7 November 1886, eldest daughter of Chancellor Teeter and Mary Zimmerman (1851-1919), and sister-in-law of Ruth Caroline Moody Hooker, she moved with her family as they relocated with her father’s ministerial positions, eventually settling at Selkirk in 1912 where she became a long-time educator in the Selkirk School District.

She worked as Principal of North Ward School / Victoria School and was a teacher at the Central School (1940-1947) and Devonshire School (1947-1954). She also taught Sunday School for 50 years and was a Life Member of the Missionary Society, leader of CGIT for many years, charter member of PEO (Chapter A), and President of the Women’s Missionary Society of Selkirk United Church (1933-1938). On 18 February 1930, she married James Joseph Moody (1882-1945) at the Selkirk United Church.

She died at Selkirk on 22 September 1971 and was buried in the Little Britain Cemetery.


Birth registration, Saskatchewan Vital Statistics.

Marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Moody - Teeter,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 February 1930, page 7.

“Selkirk United elects officers,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 December 1934, page 8.

“[Mrs. J. J. Moody ...], Winnipeg Free Press, 3 February 1937, page 6.

“Women’s Societies of Selkirk Churches elect officers,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 December 1937, page 25.

“James Joseph Moody, Selkirk, succumbs,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 May 1945, page 4.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 September 1971, page 41.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 12 December 2014

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