Minnie Hite Moody

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Granville native, Minnie Hite Moody, known to be one of Licking County's most famous authors, was born on June 23, 1900 and died Monday, October 25, 1993.[1] She was married to Wilkie Osgood Moody for fifty-nine years before he passed, and they had two daughters: Elizabeth Moody and Mary Lou Moody Prieto.[2]

Moody, who lived on Newark-Granville Road for the majority of her life, is known for her five “nationally acclaimed” novels and her local and national journalism.[3] She wrote for The Atlanta Journal, Newark Advocate, the Columbus Dispatch, and The Granville Sentinel for over thirty years, as well as a variety of magazines, including Good Housekeeping, and Ladies’ Home Journal.[4] An index of her Newark Advocate columns is available at our Main Library.


  1. “Local Author Minnie Hite Moody dies at 93,” The Granville Sentinel, October 28, 1993.
  2. Kohser, Nina S.“Minnie Hite Moody 1900-,” Miscellaneous Handout, 1990.
  3. “Born with the century,” The Granville Sentinel, June 24, 1993.
  4. Bennet, Paul, “Remembering Minnie Hite Moody,” The Historical Times, Fall 1994,