Henry Edward Wall was the first child of Henry Edward Wall & Emma Rosanna Kettle born May 23rd, 1876 at Paradise St, & christened October 15th, 1876 at Christ Church, West Bromwich.
In 1881 Henry & his parents were living at 3 Whitaker St, Litchurch, Derbyshire along with his sister Mabel & newly-born brother Thomas.
By 1891 the family, now grown to include 7 children, had moved back to West Bromwich & were living at 9 Paradise St. Henry, now 14, was working at the coach wagon works.
Henry married Ada Jane Harris in Jan-March 1900 at West Bromwich Register Office. Ada Jane Harris was the daughter of George & Susanah Harris born September 6th, 1878 at West Bromwich.
In 1901 Henry & Ada were living at 11 Paradise St, next door to his parents & brothers & sisters. Henry was working at the railway carriage works & he & Ada had an 8 month old son, Harry. With them at the time of the census was Ada’s sister, Florence Harris, aged 12.
Henry & Ada were still living next door to Henry’s parents in Paradise St in 1911 & he was described as a machine driller at the railway works. They now had 4 children – Henry, William (9), Rosehannah (7) & Florence (1).
The 1939 register shows Henry & Ada living with daughter Emma Rosanna (Rose) & her husband Joseph Lavill & their daughter Patricia Lavill. They were living at 6 Barnford Crescent, Oldbury, Worcs & Henry was an edger at a brass foundry.
Daughter Florence & her husband Horace Smith were living at 90 Dog Kennel Lane, Oldbury in 1939. Horace was a press toolsetter & Florence was a clerk at the brass foundry.
Henry died aged 71 in July-September 1947 at Oldbury, Worcs.
Ada lived to aged 90 & died in Oct-December 1968 at Pershore, Worcs.
The children of Henry Edward Wall & Ada Jane Harris were:
w.22.214.171.124 Thomas Henry Wall born July-September 1900 at West Bromwich, Staffs
w,126.96.36.199 William Hollyoak Wall born Oct-December 1901at West Bromwich; died March 29th, 1964 at 223 Titford Rd, Langley, Oldbury
w.188.8.131.52 Emma Rosanna Wall born February 1st, 1904 at West Bromwich; died April-June 1994 at Pershore, Worcs
w.184.108.40.206 Florence May Wall born March 8th, 1910 at West Bromwich