Levi’s father George was born in 1826 at Burley-in-Wharfedale, the son of Samuel Lupton and his wife Ann (Walker). George married Elizabeth Spencer on 12th April 1852 at All Saints, Otley. They brought up their family in Lower Providence where George worked as a Comb machine tenter. Together they had five children Levi, James, Mary, Margaret and Frederick.
Son James married Belfast born Mary Ann Parker in 1880. He was a general labourer and lived in Keighley. He died aged 28 in 1888.
Daughter Mary Ann was born on 8th September 1864 at New Bridge Street, Keighley. She married John Edward Hurtley in Keighley on Boxing Day 1885.
John Edward and Mary Ann Hurtley are pictured together here in 1918 and below with their six children Elizabeth Ann, Florrie, Janey, Amy, Harry and Eva. In 1911 John Edward was an iron turner in a textile mill. The four eldest girls were mill hands whilst 15 year old Harry was a hair dresser. The family lived at 26 Park Grove, Keighley.
Harry served in WW1 with the Royal Field Artillery where he was awarded the Victory, British and 1914 Star medals, affectionately known as Pip, Squeak and Wilfred, and rose to the rank of Corporal. On 22nd December 1919 he married fisherman’s daughter Amy Silvester with whom he had three children. They lived in Hull and he was then an iron turner like his father.