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Ann Eliza Wall [w.9.1.1.]

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.  Charles Henry Smith born October 26th, 1889 at Tipton; died 1969 at Tipton, Staffs
w.  Samuel Smith born 1892 at Tipton; died 1928 at Tipton, Staffs
w.  Mary Ann Smith born 1903 at Tipton
w.  Jack Smith born Oct-December 1906 at Tipton; died 1964 at Tipton, Staffs
w.  Lottie Smith born September 11th, 1906 at Tipton; died April 1997 at Sandwell, West Midlands




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