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George Frederick Wall [w.8.9]

George Frederick Wall was the ninth child of Edward Wall & Mabel Wale born 1863 at West Bromwich.

George was living at home in 1871 with his widowed father, brothers & sister at Newhall St, West Bromwich.

In 1881 George was living with his sister Hannah, now married to William Bradbury, a railway coach maker, & their family. They were living at Lewisham Rd, Harborne & George was working as a railway coach painter.

On January 31st, 1886 George married Sarah Willetts at West Bromwich. Sarah was the daughter of John & Elizabeth Willetts christened September 8th, 1861 at Harborne, Staffs.

By 1891 George & Sarah were living at Zoar ? St, Wolverhampton. George was a house painter & he & Sarah had a daughter Mabel, aged 4. Sadly George & Sarah had lost 2 children born after Mabel, both in infancy.

Three more children were born before the 1901 census who also died in infancy.

In 1901George & Sarah were still living at Wolverhampton but had moved to 2 All Saints Rd. George was still a house painter & they now had 3 children – Mabel, now a general domestic servant, William E (4) & Edith (1).

George died October-December 1904, aged 41 at Wolverhampton.

In 1911 widowed Sarah was living at 8 St Marks St, Wolverhampton with her daughter Edith & 2 grandchildren – Ada Mole (3) & Irene Mole (2).  These were the children of daughter Mabel Elizabeth who had married Allan Mole in 1907.  Sarah’s son William Edward was found listed as a scholar at Princess Alice’s Orphanage, New Oscott, Erdington, Aston. It was noted on the census that Sarah & George had had 8 children, only 3 of whom were still alive.

The children of George Frederick Wall & Sarah Willetts were:

w.8.9.1 Mabel Elizabeth Wall born October 29th, 1886 at 52 Bromford lane & christened June 1st, at St John’s, West Bromwich

w.8.9.2 Arthur Edward Wall born February 27th, 1888 at 52 Bromford Lane & christened June 1st, 1888 at St John’s, West Bromwich; died July-September 1889 at West Bromwich

w.8.9.3 Ernest William Wall born May 21st 1889 & christened June 7th, 1889 at St John’s West Bromwich; died July-September 1889 at West Bromwich

w.8.9.4 Alberta Emma Wall born at Zoar St, Wolverhampton & christened June 30th, 1892 at St Paul’s, Wolverhampton; died July-September 1892 at Wolverhampton

w.8.9.5 George William Wall born at Zoar St, Wolverhampton & christened December 7th, 1893 at St Paul’s, Wolverhampton; died July-September 1894 at Wolverhampton

w.8.9.6 Alice Emily Wall born July-September 1895 at Wolverhampton; died July-September 1895 at Wolverhampton
w.8.9.7 William Edward Wall born at Zoar St, Wolverhampton & christened August 27th, 1896 at St Paul’s, Wolverhampton
w.8.9.8 Edith Wall born at Zoar St, Wolverhampton & christened July 30th, 1899 at St Paul’s, Wolverhampton

 

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