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Fanny Freeth [fh.]

Fanny Freeth was the eighth child of Samuel Freeth & Jane Rebecca Lambert born January 22nd, 1872 at Smethwick, Staffs.

In 1881 Fanny was living at 4 Birmingham Rd, Oldbury where Fanny’s father was a glass maker. Fanny had 5 sisters & a brother at home.

In 1891 Fanny was still living at home at Birmingham St, now #8, along with 4 sisters & her brother.

Fanny married Alfred Screen on December 5th, 1897, at St Cuthbert’s, Winson Green, Birmingham.  Witnesses at the wedding were John Porter & Mary Screen. Alfred was born Jan-March 1869 at Rowley Regis, Staffs, the son of Hannah & Thomas Screen, a boiler manufacturer.

In 1901 Fanny & Alfred were living at 14 Bull St, West Bromwich where Alfred was a pork butcher, shop keeper. They had an 18 year old domestic servant, Harriet Isherwood.

By 1911 Fanny & Alfred were living at 24 Bull St where Fanny was working in the pork business from home.  Her husband Alfred had become a boiler maker.  They now had 3 children – Ethel (9), Alfred (5) & Harold (9 months).  They also had a domestic servant.

Alfred of Glendale, 47 Herbert St, West Bromwich died at 184 Hagley Rd, Edgbaston, Birmingham on February 25th, 1936.  Probate was granted to son Harold, an electrician, & son-in-law Arthur Arnold Perry (Ethel’s husband), a departmental head clerk.  His effects amounted to £9699.17s.5d.

Widowed Fanny was living at 47 Herbert St, West Bromwich at the time of the 1939 register. Son Harold, an electrician, was living with her & they had a general servant, Annie Dowd.   Son Alfred was working as a lorry driver (baker by trade) at the time of the 1939 register & living on his own at 49 High St, Sedgley. Daughter Ethel & her husband Arthur Perry & family were living at 19 Roebuck Lane, West Bromwich in 1939 & Arthur was a printer’s order clerk.

Fanny died on November 13th, 1951, aged 79, at 19 Roebuck Lane, West Bromwich.  Probate was granted on January 2nd, 1952 to son Harold, engineers surveyor, & son-in-law Arthur Arnold Perry, chief section clerk.  Her effects were £532.12s.5d.

The children of Fanny Freeth & Alfred Screen were:

fh.  Ethel Screen born November 1st, 1901 at West Bromwich
fh.  Alfred Screen born July 25th, 1906 at West Bromwich
fh.  Harold Screen born June 28th, 1910 at West Bromwich


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