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Mabel Elizabeth Wall [w.8.4.2]

Mabel Elizabeth Wall was the second child of Henry Edward Wall & Emma Rosanna Kettle born November 8th, 1878 at West Bromwich.

In 1881 Mabel & her parents were living at 3 Whitaker St, Litchurch, Derbyshire along with her brother Henry & newly-born brother Thomas.

By 1891 the family, now grown to include 7 children, had moved back to West Bromwich & were living at 9 Paradise St. Mabel, now 12, was a scholar.

Mabel was still living at home with her parents & 6 brothers & sisters in 1901 at 9 Paradise St & she was then working as a dressmaker.

Mabel married John Gadd at Christ Church, West Bromwich in April-June 1904. John was born August 17th, 1881 in West Bromwich, the son of Mary & John Gadd, an aerated water traveller. 

In 1911 Mabel & John were living at 11 Richmond Avenue, Wimbledon, Croydon, Surrey & John was a commercial traveller in paints etc.  They had a 6 year old daughter Mabel Ethel.

Mabel Elizabeth was an executrix of both her mother & father’s wills in 1922 & 1928 respectively.

Daughter Mabel was to marry Donald Alfred Oakes in July-September 1932 at Croydon, Surrey.

The 1939 register show Mabel & John were living at 11 Richmond Ave, Merton & Morden, Surrey.  John was now a sales manager.  With them was son Jack, a bank clerk, daughter Joy, a telephonist, & daughter Mabel & her husband Donald Oakes, a bank official.

John died in Oct-December, 1970, aged 89, at Croydon, Surrey.

Mabel died in Oct-December 1971, aged 93, at Croydon, Surrey.

The children of Mabel Elizabeth Wall & John Gadd were:

w.  Mabel Rose Ethel Gadd  born March 8th, 1905 at West Bromwich, Staffs; died April-June 1991 at Croydon, Surrey

w.  Jack Gadd born March 15th, 1916 at Croydon
w. Joy Gadd born February 19th, 1920 at Croydon


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