Hurtle was born at Wentworth NSW.in 1883. He became a miner at Broken Hill NSW and then
came to SA after his marriage to Myrtle at Broken Hill in 1908. Myrtle was born in 1886.
They moved to Mildura where Hurtle worked as an engineer on the Murray riverboat "The Marion".
Hurtle and Myrtle moved to Adelaide with their son George Clarence who was born in 1910 and
their daughter Nancy Joan. who was born in 1913. Hurtle worked as an engineer in Halls Drink
Factory at Norwood.
They lived at 4 Harris street Norwood which was owned by the Halls factory then moved to the
cnr Edward St and Orange Lane, Norwood. The office and factory was adjacent.
They then moved to 32 Edward street which was owned by the factory.
He used to go to work at 6 am to get the boiler going for the factory.
It was in days when there were marbles in the top of the bottle and he used to sometimes give the
marbles out to children.
Hurtle died in 1944 in Adelaide and Myrtle died in 1958 in Adelaide.