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Elizabeth Ann Freeth [fh.]

Elizabeth Ann Freeth was the seventh child of Samuel Freeth & Catherine Wilton born April 4th,  1874 at Smethwick, Staffs.

Elizabeth was at home at 90 Brasshouse Lane in 1881with her parents, 3 brothers & a sister.

Elizabeth was still living at the same address with her parents & younger sister in 1891.  She was working as a bronzer? in the chandelier works.

Elizabeth married Samuel Smith on Christmas Day 1897 at St Mary Magdalene, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts.  Samuel was born November 18th, 1874 at Darlaston, Staffs, the son of Mary Ann Wootton & Samuel Smith.

In 1901 Elizabeth & Samuel were living at 51 Hubert Rd, Selly Oak, Worcs. where Samuel was a drop forger (blacksmith).  They had a 2 year old son, Samuel.

Samuel, Elizabeth & family emigrated in 1910 sailing on the Campana & arriving in New York on August 20th.

The 1911 census of Canada shows the family living at 46 Ford St, York South, Ontario, Canada.  Samuel’s occupation was a stamper. 

By 1920 the family had moved to Ward 17, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.  Samuel was a foreman at a drop forge & with them were 2 sons, Albert E (6) & Leonard (4) both born in Illinois.

On Samuel’s naturalization record in 1920 he gave his address as 507 Logan Avenue, Milwaukee & his date of entry to the US as September 5th, 1912.

Samuel applied for a passport for him & Elizabeth & sons Albert & Leonard in 1921 to travel back to the UK on a visit. 

Passport photo of Samuel & Elizabeth & children Albert & Leonard

By 1940 Elizabeth was widowed & living in San Antonio, Los Angeles, California.  With her was son Leonard who was a clerk in a can manufacturers.

Elizabeth died aged 75 on August 13th, 1949 in Los Angeles, California. 

The children of Elizabeth Ann Freeth & Samuel Smith were:

fh. Samuel Smith born October 13th, 1898 at Coventry, Warwickshire; died August 10th, 1930 Huntington Beach, Orange County, California
fh. Albert Edward Smith born September 30th, 1913 at Rockford, Illinois, USA; died November 17th, 1977 at Hemet, Riverside, California
fh. Leonard Smith born August 24th, 1914 at Rockford, Illinois, USA; died July 26th, 1947 in Orange County, California



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