Victor Moorhead is a prosperous farmer of North East Township and a member of one of the most prominent and
oldest families of Erie County. He was born at North East, Feb. 4, 1870, the son of Barnett and Cornelia (Harvey)
Thomas Moorhead settled in Erie County in 1800 and was one of the founders of the Presbyterian church of North
East, which was built in 1805. Barnett Moorhead was born just across the road from the present Moorhead home, in
1822, and was the son of George and Matilda (Barnett) Moorhead. When George Moorhead came to Erie County in 1800
he purchased 150 acres of land from the government and settled on a spot now known as Moorheadville. His son Barnett,
became a prominent farmer and landowner and died in 1891. His wife died fit 1897. They haa three children: George
Harvey, deceased; Rose E., lives with her brother; and Victor, the subject of this sketch.
Victor Moorhead has spent his entire life in this section of Erie County and has always! been interested in general
farming and fruit growing.
On September 12, 1898, Mr. Moorhead was married in Iowa City, Iowa, to Miss Anna Slemmons, and to them nine children
were born, as follows: John B., born Jan. 24, 1896, connected with the Mitchell & Dill Company, Ford dealers
of North East; George, died in infancy; Agnes Mary, born March 1, 1903, married Emmett Nichols, lives near Philadelphia;
Ruth Anna, born in February, 1905, lives at home; Cyrus William, born Sept. 24, 1906, at home; William Frank, deceased;
Margaret, born June 11, 1911; James Isaac and Robert Slemmons, twins, born March 8, 1914.
John B. Moorehead is a veteran of the World War, having served in the aviation from July, 1917, until June, 1919.
He served in France and after the armistice was stationed in Germany as a member of the aircraft department.
Victor Moorhead is a Republican and he and his family hold membership in the Presbyterian church.
History of Erie County, Pennsylvania
By: John Elmer Reed
Historical Publishing Company
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