Walter Freeth was the fifth child of Noah Freeth & Ann Robinson born August 24th, 1875 at Mount Pleasant St, West Bromwich, Staffs.
In 1881 Walter & his parents & 3 brothers & 3 sisters were living at 51 Mount Pleasant St, West Bromwich.
The family were still at the same address in 1891 & Walter was now a labourer at the glass works.
Walter married Ellen Shipley in April-June, 1895 at West Bromwich Register Office. Ellen was born April-June 1877 at West Bromwich, the daughter of Ellen Slater & John Shipley, an iron filer.
In 1901 Walter & Ellen were living at 49 Mount Pleasant St, West Bromwich & Walter was now a coal hewer below ground. They had 3 children – Joseph (5), Annie (2) & Ellen (5 months). Also living with them was Ellen’s mother, Ellen Shipley, a 69 year old widow who was recorded as blind.
By 1911 Walter & Ellen had moved to 39 Newhall St, West Bromwich & Walter was still a coal miner. They now had 9 children at home – Joseph, an iron worker lathe hand, Esther (14) doing home duties, Annie, Ellen, Martha (8), Fannie (6), Noah (4), Walter (2) & Edward (1). Ellen's mother was still living with the family. Amusingly the entry on the census for son Edward reads ‘ Edward the IX’ Freeth.
The 1939 register shows Walter & Ellen still living at 39 New Hall St, & Walter was working as a general labourer in a factory.
There is a death for Walter Freeth in Jan-March 1948 at West Bromwich, Staffs.
The children of Walter Freeth & Ellen Shipley were:
fh.184.108.40.206.11.5.1 Joseph Freeth born July 10th, 1895 at West Bromwich , Staffs
fh.220.127.116.11.11.5.2 Esther Freeth born Jan-March 1897 at West Bromwich, Staffs
fh.18.104.22.168.11.5.3 Annie Freeth born Oct-December 1898 at West Bromwich , Staffs
fh.22.214.171.124.11.5.4 (Muriel) Ellen Freeth born Oct-December 1900 at West Bromwich, Staffs; died 1980
fh.126.96.36.199.11.5.5 Martha Freeth born Oct-December 1902 at West Bromwich, Staffs
fh.188.8.131.52.11.5.6 Fanny Freeth born October 13th, 1904 at West Bromwich, Staffs; died December 1989 in Sandwell, West Midlands
fh.184.108.40.206.11.5.7 Noah Freeth born November 23rd, 1906 at West Bromwich, Staffs; died May 1990 in Sandwell, West Midlands
fh.220.127.116.11.11.5.8 Walter Freeth born November 16th, 1908 at West Bromwich, Staffs
fh.18.104.22.168.11.5.9 Edward Freeth born February 19th, 1910 at West Bromwich, Staffs; died September 1977 in Sandwell, West Midlands.
fh.22.214.171.124.11.5.10 Lilian Freeth born April-June 1912 at West Bromwich, Staffs
fh.126.96.36.199.11.5.11 Florence Freeth born July-September 1914 at West Bromwich, Staffs