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Louisa Freeth [fh.]

Louisa Freeth was the ninth child of Edwin Freeth & Thomason Ann Collins born July-September, 1883 at Smethwick, Staffs.

In 1891 Louisa was at home with her parents, 6 brothers & 3 sisters at 36 Victoria St, Smethwick. 

Louisa was still at home at 15 Victoria St in 1901 with her widowed mother, 3 brothers & a sister.  Louisa & her sister Georgina were both bolt wormers. (The worm of the bolt is the spiral part.)

Louisa married Harry Harris in Jan-March 1905 at St Paul’s, Smethwick.  Harry was born May 7th, 1881 in Worcs.

In 1911 Louisa & Harry were living at 14 Fraser St, Oldbury & Harry was an electrician at the wagon works.  They had 2 children – Beatrice May (5) & Harry (3).

Louisa & Harry had 5 children between 1913 & 1923.

Louisa died some time before 1939 when widowed Harry was still living at 14 Fraser St, Oldbury.  He was described as an unemployed electrician & with him were daughter Beatrice, a steel tube works power press operator, & sons George R, a driller & Arthur C, a labourer seamless steel tube.

The following year daughter Beatrice married Horace Richards in Smethwick.

The children of Louisa Freeth & Harry Harris were:

fh. Beatrice May Harris born August 27th, 1905 at Smethwick
fh.  Harry Harris born c1908 at West Bromwich
fh.  Edwin C Harris born August 19th, 1913 at West Bromwich
fh.  Hilda C Harris born Jan-March 1915 at West Bromwich
fh.  Dorothy I Harris born July-September 1917 at West Bromwich; died Oct-December 1934
fh,  George R Harris born April 3rd, 1920 at West Bromwich
fh.  Arthur C Harris born June 22nd 1923 at West Bromwich




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