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Source: January 1991 Volume 29 Number 1, Page 37

In Memoriam : Mary Elizabeth Moorshead

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On October 15, 1990 Liz Moorshead died at the Bryn Mawr Hospital after along illness. Although she has been a member of the Tredyffrin Easttown History Club for only a few years, for many years she was active with the volunteers of the Chester County Historical Society, and she was a former Trustee of the Old Eagle School.

A daughter of the late Charles R. and Lillian Miller Kenly Humphreys, she was born in Wilmington, N. C. and was a descendant of Joshua Humphreys, the noted ship-builder and naval architect who designed the U.S.S. Constitution, better known as "Old Ironsides". The Humphreys family were among the Quakers who emigrated from Merionethshire in Wales in 1682, settling at that time in Haverford Township.

Her family moved to Chestertown on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 1928, and she was graduated from Washington College in 1942.

After moving to the Main Line she was a sales representative for the Shilcock Realty Company in Rosemont for 18 years. She was also an avid tennis player.

She is survived by her husband, Frank A. Moorshead, a son Tucker of St. Michael's, Md., a daughter Gwinn Derricott of Exton, and four grandchildren, as well as by a brother and a sister.


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