Mabel Elizabeth Wall was the second child of Henry Edward Wall & Emma Rosanna Kettle born November 8th, 1878 at West Bromwich.
In 1881 Mabel & her parents were living at 3 Whitaker St, Litchurch, Derbyshire along with her brother Henry & 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. Mabel, now 12, was a scholar.
Mabel was still living at home with her parents & 6 brothers & sisters in 1901 at 9 Paradise St & she was then working as a dressmaker.
Mabel married John Gadd at Christ Church, West Bromwich in April-June 1904. John was born August 17th, 1881 in West Bromwich, the son of Mary & John Gadd, an aerated water traveller.
In 1911 Mabel & John were living at 11 Richmond Avenue, Wimbledon, Croydon, Surrey & John was a commercial traveller in paints etc. They had a 6 year old daughter Mabel Ethel.
Mabel Elizabeth was an executrix of both her mother & father’s wills in 1922 & 1928 respectively.
Daughter Mabel was to marry Donald Alfred Oakes in July-September 1932 at Croydon, Surrey.
The 1939 register show Mabel & John were living at 11 Richmond Ave, Merton & Morden, Surrey. John was now a sales manager. With them was son Jack, a bank clerk, daughter Joy, a telephonist, & daughter Mabel & her husband Donald Oakes, a bank official.
John died in Oct-December, 1970, aged 89, at Croydon, Surrey.
Mabel died in Oct-December 1971, aged 93, at Croydon, Surrey.
The children of Mabel Elizabeth Wall & John Gadd were:
w.22.214.171.124 Mabel Rose Ethel Gadd born March 8th, 1905 at West Bromwich, Staffs; died April-June 1991 at Croydon, Surrey
w.126.96.36.199 Jack Gadd born March 15th, 1916 at Croydon
w.188.8.131.52 Joy Gadd born February 19th, 1920 at Croydon