Edward James Hurst

Brief Life History of Edward James

When Edward James Hurst was born on 12 May 1886, in Stockton, Durham, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Hirst, was 24 and his mother, Annie Hanley, was 26. He married Catherine "Katie" MacLeod in December 1922, in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Roath, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1901 and West Hartlepool, Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1939. He died in September 1959, in Hartlepool, Durham, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 73.

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Edward James Hurst
Catherine "Katie" MacLeod
Marriage: December 1922
James Henry Hurst
Thomas Michael Hurst
John Alexander Hurst
George Anthony Hurst

Sources (5)

  • Edward Garvey in household of Michael Garvey, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
  • Hurst, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"
  • Edward J Hurst, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"

World Events (8)

1890 · Welsh Industry Affected by U.S Tariff 

In 1890, President McKinley and Congress passed the McKinley Tariff, which have had direct effect on Southern Wales. All foreign exports were taxed, including tinplates from the iron and copper mines in Wales.

1900 · Strike at Penrhyn Slate Quarry

The strike at Penrhyn Slate Quarry was the longest in Wales history, lasting from November 22, 1900 to 1903. When workers in the quarry were informed that union dues were no longer being collected, they started protesting.


London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): topographic name for someone who lived near a wood or wooded hill, from Middle English hirst(e), herst(e), hurst(e) (Old English hyrst) or a habitational name from any of the places so called, such as Hurst Green (in Mitton, Lancashire), Hirst (Northumberland), Hurst (Berkshire, Kent, Warwickshire), Hurstpierpoint (Sussex), or Hirst in Longwood (Yorkshire).

Irish: re-Anglicized form of de Horsaigh, the Gaelicized form of the English habitational name Horsey , established in Ireland since the 13th century.

German and Swiss German (also Hürst): topographic name from Middle High German hurst ‘woodland, thicket’; or a habitational name from a place so named in Westphalia.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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