Jim Hurtley is my grand uncle – in other words a brother of my grandmother. His parents are James Hurtley and Ellen Paley (my great grandparents).
I previously wrote about Jim’s service in WW1 here.
Jim was born on Boxing Day 1886 in Flasby, Yorkshire. He was the second child of James and Ellen and their first son.
Jessie Evangeline Leeming was born on 12 October 1885 in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Her parents are William Roger Leeming and Sarah Jane Thompson. As far as I can establish she was the second of nine children and the first daughter.
On 28 March 1910 Jim and Jessie married at St. John’s church, Cononley, Yorkshire. Over the next 14 years they had three children.
I recently visited St. John’s church in Cononley and photographed the headstone at the grave of Jim and Jessie.
Jim died on 4 December 1947 and Jessie on 11 July 1969.