HURR, Ezekial John

1874 - 1916

Ezekial John Hurr was born at Southwold, Suffolk on 22 November and baptised on 27 December 1874, eldest child of Philip John Hurr (1851-1936), a mariner and fisherman, and his wife Jane Eliza Ann née Muttitt (1853-1933), who married at Walberswick, Suffolk on 19 July 1874. In 1881, Ezekial was a 6 year old scholar, living at Victoria Street, Southwold with his parents, 29-year-old Philip, born Southwold and 28-year-old Jane, born Walberswick, and his three sibling brothers, William 4, George 3 and Francis 1, all Southwold born. Ezekial married at Southwold in 1899, Martha Florence Goll (or Yoll 1869-1944), born at Walsingham, Norfolk, who kept a boarding house at Corporation Road, Southwold, and they had a son, also named Ezekial John (1902-February 1938), who was lost at sea serving as the mate on board the Peter Carey, a Fleetwood trawler, who was washed overboard off St Kilda, Scotland. Ezekial was a self-taught artist and a fisherman and in 1901, a 26-year-old married engineer, aboard the fishing boat 270LJ then in Penzance Docks. Ezekial John Hurr died whilst serving as an engineman in the Royal Navy, aboard British Naval trawler H.M. Kaphreda, which was sunk by a mine off Lowestoft on 8 June 1916. Several other local men were also killed.

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