From there, Edwin Sands, Assistant Superintendent of Foreign Mails, ordered him to return to New York as a clerk in the sea post office on the RMS Titanic, sailing from Southampton, on 10 April.
believe recognition of Oscar Scott Woody's heroic efforts is long overdue. This legislation named the Roxboro Post Office in honour of a native son who gave his life upholding his duties to the US Postal Service."
His body was recovered (#167) and buried at sea because of the poor state of his corpse.
Governor Mike Easley proclaimed 24 November 2003 as 'Oscar Scott Woody Day' in North Carolina. In addition, the NC Museum of Natural Sciences released a commemorative envelope with a cancellation stamp honouring Woody.
Oscar Scott Woody had been a postal clerk on trains between Greensboro NC and Washington DC prior to joining the crew of the RMS Titanic at the age of 44. On that fateful night of 14 April, Woody and four other postal clerks were among the first to suffer from the impact with the iceberg. These men refused to leave their post and struggled to save the mail in their charge. All five men perished in the line of duty. In November of 2003, Governor Mike Easley declared "Oscar Scott Woody Day." In addition, the NC Museum of Natural Sciences released a commemorative envelope with a cancellation stamp honouring Woody. Raleigh Democratic Congressman Brad Miller introduced a bill in the NC congress to give Woody a post office. All members of the congressional delegation have signed the bill. In a statement, the congressman said, "I
Bro Woody's original dues card to Acacia Lodge No. 16 that was recovered from his body. The water stains are evident. The original dues card is on display at The Grand Lodge of Virginia museum in Richmond VA.
Above is a commemorative token, sadly sold out! This article about Bro. Oscar Scott Woody was sourced from the newsletter of the Rural Lodge October 2008, many thanks to them for this.
The monthly magazine of Lodge Stirling Royal Arch No.76