Margaret Wall was the third child of Thomas Wall & Mary ? christened December 31st, 1837 at Smethwick, Staffs.
In 1841 & 1851 Margaret was living at home at Holyhead Rd, Wednesbury with her parents & brothers & sisters.
Margaret married Joseph Thomas Smith in Oct-December 1859 at West Bromwich. Joseph was born c1835 at Wolverhampton.
At the time of the 1871 census Margaret & Joseph were living at 61 Portway Rd, Wednesbury, Staffs. Joseph was a labourer at the iron works. They had 3 children – Thomas Joseph (10), Sarah (2) & Josiah (4 months).
In 1881 Margaret & Joseph were living with Margaret’s widowed mother Mary Wall, aged 69, at 55 Cross St, Wednesbury. Joseph was now a striker as was his son Thomas. Also at home were daughter Sarah & son Josiah & another son Arthur (3).
On April 12th, 1886 son Arthur was admitted to St Bartholomew’s National School for boys, Wednesbury & his father was given as Joseph Thomas Smith of King Street.
The children of Margaret Wall & Joseph Thomas Smith were:
w.1.3.1 Thomas Joseph Smith was born July-September 1860 at Wednesbury, Staffs
w.1.3.2 John Albert Smith christened May 1st, 1864 at St Bartholomew’s, Wednesbury; buried May 11th, 1865 at St Bartholomew’s, Wednesbury
w.1.3.3 Eliza Parker Smith christened November 11th, 1866 at St John’s, Wednesbury; died Oct-December 1868 at Wednesbury
w.1.3.4 Sarah Smith was born July-September 1868 at Wednesbury, Staffs
w.1.3.5 Josiah Smith was born Oct-December 1870 at Wednesbury, Staffs
w.1.3.6 Arthur Smith was born May 6th, 1877 & christened May 29th, 1877 at St James, Wednesbury, Staffs