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Harold Horton [h.]

Harold Horton was the tenth child of Samuel Horton & Ann Maria Oakley born September 18th, 1893 at Barr St, Lower Gornall & christened October 11th, 1893 at Lower Gornall.

In 1901 Harold was living with his parents & 5 older brothers & a younger sister at 33 Barr St, Lower Gornall.

Harold was still at home in 1911, now 33 Oak Lane, Kingswinford.  He was now a horse driver at the colliery.

Harold married Gertrude Dorothy Moore in Oct-December 1919 at Stourbridge, Worcs.  Gertrude was born December 14th, 1895 at Stourbridge.

The 1939 register shows Harold & Gertrude living at 8 Tansey Green, Brierley Hill, Staffs where Harold was a coal miner.  With them were sons Harold, a poultry farm hand & Raymond, a sheet metal machinist.

Harold, aged 83, died February 1st, 1978 at 43 Tansey Green, Dudley.  His estate was valued at £19,200. 

Gertrude lived to be 100 years old & died in April-June 1996 at Dudley.

The children of Harold Horton & Gertrude Dorothy Moore were:

h.  Raymond Horton born June 25th, 1921 at Stourbridge
h.  Harold Horton born March 28th, 1924 at Stourbridge; died 1989 in Daventry, Northamptonshire




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