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Samuel Wall [w.9.5]

Samuel Wall was the fifth child of Joseph Wall & Sarah Timmins born December 12th 1855, at Tividale, Rowley Regis, Staffs.

In 1861 Samuel & his parents & family were living at Chapel St, Rowley Regis.

Samuel was still living at home in 1871 at 20 Trows Square, Wednesbury with his parents & family. Samuel was a puddler at the iron works.

Samuel married Emma Slater in Oct-December 1879 at Walsall, Staffs. Emma was born in 1851 at Wednesbury, the daughter of Mary & William Slater, a gun lock forger.

In 1881 Samuel (Saul in census) & Emma were living at 9 Oakeswell St, Wednesbury with Emma’s parents & brothers. They had a son Frederick (14 months) & Samuel was a puddler.

They were still living with Emma’s parents, the Slaters, in 1891 at the same address. Samuel was still a puddler at the iron works. They now had 6 children – Frederick, Annie (9), Henry (8), Alice (6), William (3) & Samuel (12 months).

Emma had died before the time of the next census in 1901 & there is a death for Emma Wall, aged 42, in Oct-December 1891.   

At the time of the 1901 census widowed Samuel was living at New Buildings, Wellcroft St, Wednesbury with children Frederick, a socket maker, Annie, Harry, an iron puddler, Alice, William & Samuel. Also with him was mother-in-law Mary Slater (79), also now widowed & a niece Emily Slater (7).

Samuel died in Jan-March 1909, aged 53, at Walsall.

In 1911 daughter Annie & husband William Thomas Arnold, a blacksmith striker, were living at 50 Prince St, Walsall.  Living with them was William’s widowed mother Emma Arnold & Annie’s brother Samuel Wall, an underhand puddler.

Son Harry had married Winifred Murphy in 1906 at Walsall, Staffs & in 1911 they were living at Pleck Rd, Walsall with 2 daughters (Margaret Winifred [4] & Elizabeth [3]) & a son Henry (11 months).Harry was a puddler at the ironworks.

Daughter Alice married Harry Shade in 1907 at Walsall. In 1911 Alice & Harry were living at 149 Vicarage Rd, Wednesbury with their 3 year old daughter Gladys. Harry was an iron plainer.

Son William had married Hannah Cooper in 1909 at Walsall and in 1911 they were living at 58 Long St, Walsall with their two children, Elsie born 1909 and Hilda M born 1911. William was an iron worker.

The children of Samuel Wall & Emma Slater were:

w.9.5.1 Frederick Wall born January 21st, 1880 at Wednesbury, died May 13th, 1915 at the Dardanelles
w.9.5.2 Annie Wall born July-September 1881 at Wednesbury
w.9.5.3 Henry Wall born April-June 1884 at Wednesbury
w.9.5.4 Alice Wall born 1885 at Wednesbury
w.9.5.5 William Wall born c1888 at Wednesbury
w.9.5.6 Samuel Wall born Jan-March 1890 at Wednesbury


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