Ann Eliza Wall was the first child of William Wall & Mary Ball born July 14th, 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 1939 register shows widowed Annie living at 54 Gospel Oak Rd, Tipton. As well as domestic duties Annie was also a shop keeper.
The children of Ann Eliza Wall & Charles Henry Smith were:
w.188.8.131.52 William Joseph Smith born Oct-December 1888 at Tipton; died Oct-December 1888 at Tipton
w.184.108.40.206. Charles Henry Smith born October 26th, 1889 at Tipton; died 1969 at Tipton, Staffs
w.220.127.116.11 Samuel Smith born 1892 at Tipton; died 1928 at Tipton, Staffs
w.18.104.22.168 Alice born April-June 1893 at Tipton;
w.22.214.171.124 George Smith born Oct-December 1894 at Tipton; died Oct-December 1894 at Tipton
w.126.96.36.199 Albert Smith born March 18th, 1897 at The Coppice & christened April 7th, 1897 at St Mark’s, Tipton; buried June 26th, 1897 at St Mark’s, Tipton
w.188.8.131.52 Joseph Smith born Oct-December 1898 at Tipton; died Oct-December 1898 at Tipton
w.184.108.40.206 Mary Ann Smith born April-June 1902 at Tipton
w.220.127.116.11 Jack Smith born Oct-December 1905 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