Collection ID413 - John F. Moorhead

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John F. Moorhead

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  • [19??]-1963 (Creation)
    Moorhead, Rev. John Francis

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10 cm of textual records

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(n.d.; fl. [1945]-2001)

Biographical history

The Rev. John Francis Moorhead is the son of Rev. William Henry Moorhead (d. 1962) and C. Mabel Wilson of Quebec province. William Moorhead was an Irish immigrant who became the fourth bishop of Fredericton. His son John followed his father's footsteps into the priesthood and was ordained by him. J. F. Moorhead served as a military chaplain during the Second World War and later served in the dioceses of Brandon, Manitoba, and Fredericton, New Brunswick. In 2001, the Rev. John Moorhead was living in Sussex, New Brunswick.

Sources: Lyman Harding, Citizen With the Saints a Brief History of Anglicanism in New Brunswick; New Brunswick Telephone Directory, 2001

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Scope and content

This collection consists of research notes and material about the Anglican church in New Brunswick collected by Moorhead. There are notes on histories of Anglican churches in New Brunswick, including a copy of the vestry minutes of Trinity Church, Saint John, 1790-1825. There are also press clippings and printed ephemera about church history including the120th anniversary of St. George's Church, Saint John, 1941 and memorial pamphlets from Trinity Church, Saint John. Published booklets on the histories of the diocese of Fredericton and the parish of Fredericton are also included. There is also an extract from a diary, listing dates of events in the Anglican Church in New Brunswick and notes on records kept in cathedrals in the province.

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Donated by Rev. John F. Moorhead, 1963


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  • English

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