Captain William Henry Hurst

My Great Grand Uncle


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William Henry Hurst
My Great Grand Uncle, Willaim Henry Hurst

Born 07 May 1855 in England
He was a sea Captain and Anchor Dragger
Died in 1932 at sea (see attached newspaper article)
Buried at Baptist Church Cemetary #35, Bass River, MA
In Massachusetts he married

Sarah E. Sears

Born in 1859
Her life was devoted to the church
Died on 17 May 1939
Buried at Baptist Church Cemetary #35, Bass River, MA

Children of Capt. William Hurst and Sarah Hurst

  1. Florence S. Hurst (also spelled Florance)

    Born: 1886
    Died: 06 July 1888 in South Yarmout, MA
    Buried at Baptist Church Cemetary #35, Bass River, MA

  2. Ethel M. Hurst

    Born: 26 October 1889
    Died: 1950
    Buried at Baptist Church Cemetary #35, Bass River, MA
    Notes: Sold father’s house in 1950

According to Old Homes and Gathering Places of Yarmouth, The Greek Revival House at 157 Willow Street built in 1830 was sold in 1888 to William H. Hurst. Mr. Hurst was a mariner and while at sea, a boom on the Scallop boat that he was working on hit him in the head, killing him. His widow, Ethel M. Hurst, sold the house to William P. Frost in 1950. (Actually, Ethel was his daughter.)

Article "Anchor Draggers" from The Register