Hektor was raised by his mother. His father, a sailor wasn't much at home but he provided the money that his wife needed to raise his son. Hektor didn't have any siblings.
When Hektor was 16 his mother became ill and died before he could reach his father. At 16 years Hektor stood alone as he lost ties to most of the family.
Before her death his mother gave Hektor the possesion of some of her family belongings, which included a lot of old items and books.
His father showed no intend in coming home so he stood alone.
He ended up on the street, he had to do his way's to stay alive...