For Olive Wildon, the wife of John Thomas Bell, family life was just as busy. Her parents Walter and Winnifred Wildon had moved to Middlesbrough from Durham and raised 7 children. In 1914 this was 28 year old George, Olive 25, Joseph William 23, Walter 20, Winifred 17, Mark 16, and Robert Clarence 13.

Only Olive and her eldest brothers George and Joseph were married by 1914.

George had been married to Ethel Newton. They had 5 year old Winnifred and 1 year old Violet.

Joseph had married Dorothy Clark. Their children were Leonard 5, William 4 and newborn Mark.


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