Herbert Hustler Tetley

Herbert Hustler Tetley
Herbert Hustler Tetley
Herbert Hustler Tetley
Watercolour portrait of Herbert Hustler Tetley by John Sowden

from John Sowden's notebooks:

"Born in Bradford, 1854. Was left an orphan before reaching the age of five years. What education he received was obtained at Saint Andrews School and the Mechanics’ Institute evening classes under the late Mr Thomas Potter. At the age of 13 he was apprenticed to the late Squire Auty. Commenced business on his own account in 1896.

In 1909 Mr Tetley entered the Bradford City Council; was deputy Lord Mayor to Captain John Bland, November 9, 1917 to January 28, 1918 when, on the lamented death of the latter he was elected Lord Mayor of the City of Bradford.

In 1919 Mr Tetley was made a Justice of the Peace for the City of Bradford and in 1920 was raised to the Alderman’s Bench. Mr Tetley was elected Chairman of the Lord Mayor’s Fund in 1915 and was made Chairman of the Bradford Naval and Military War Pensions Committee at its inception in 1916. These positions he still occupies.

Alderman Tetley had the honour of receiving at the hands of His Majesty the King the decoration as Commander of the Order of the British Empire on December 2, 1920.

Alderman Tetley married in August 13, 1878 a daughter of James Robertshaw, farmer and butcher, Great Horton and has issued 3 sons and 1 daughter.

[different handwriting] He died November 27, 1937 and was buried at Scholemoor Cemetery, Bradford, on November 30."
John Sowden
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