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Gertrude Agnes Isles (1882-1963) of Isles
1882 October 1st. Born at Horsforth, one of five children born of John Harrison Bromley, the Leeds Registrar and Sarah Ann Bromley (nee Wainman).
1899 Working as a milliner in a grocer and confectioner's shop run by her elder sister, Hettie in Sheescar, Leeds.
1904 Married Job Isles and they lived at Prospect House, Farsley and had six children.
1910 Became the Managing Director of her husband's engineering company, Isles
1919 Her husband, Job Isles died and she became the Chairman of Isles.
1943 Gertrude Agnes Isles laid a foundation stone to commemorate the extension of the premises that at that time had 150 employees making munitions for WWII.
1963 March 7th. Died
2013 Foundation stones (Gertrude's and J. B Keighley's) were in the back garden of John Isles' home at 6 Park Court, Pool, Wharfedale.
Gertrude Isles had a keen sense of humour, a cheerful disposition, was considerate to others and very proud of her children and grandchildren.