Ann Eliza Wall was the first child of William Wall & Mary Ball born July-September 1867 at Tipton, Staffs.
In 1871 Ann, her younger brother Thomas & parents were living at 4 James St, Wednesbury.
By 1881 the family had moved to 72 Lea Brook Rd, Tipton & Ann had 1 sisters & 4 brothers by this time.
Ann married Charles Henry Smith in 1886 at St Mark’s, Tipton. Charles was born 1863 at Tipton, the son of Caroline Owens & Joseph Smith.
In 1891 Charles & Ann, known as Annie, were living at 29 the Coppice, Tipton & Charles was working as a labourer. They had a 1 year old son Charles H.
Charles & Annie were living at 42 the Coppice, Tipton in 1901 & Charles was now a labourer at the iron works. In addition to son Charles they now had Samuel, aged 9.
In 1911 Charles & Ann were living at 20 Old Coppice, Lea Brook Rd, Ocker Hill, Tipton. Charles was described as a pig iron wheeler at the iron works. They had 4 children at home – Samuel, a canal barge steerer & mate, Mary Ann (8), Jack (5) & Lottie (4). It was noted on the census that Ann & Charles had had 11 children, but only 5 were still living. There was also a 21 year old boarder with them, Arthur Lovatt, who worked at the tube works.
Son Charles Henry had married Phyllis Shorthouse in January 1911 & they were also living at Old Coppice, Tipton at the time of the census.
Daughter Lottie married Edward Ashley J Holl in 1925 at Dudley.
Charles died in 1934, aged 71, at Tipton.
The children of Ann Eliza Wall & Charles Henry Smith were:
w.126.96.36.199 Charles Henry Smith born October 26th, 1889 at Tipton; died 1969 at Tipton, Staffs
w.188.8.131.52 Samuel Smith born 1892 at Tipton; died 1928 at Tipton, Staffs
w.184.108.40.206 Mary Ann Smith born 1903 at Tipton
w.220.127.116.11 Jack Smith born Oct-December 1906 at Tipton; died 1964 at Tipton, Staffs
w.18.104.22.168 Lottie Smith born September 11th, 1906 at Tipton; died April 1997 at Sandwell, West Midlands