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Henry Edward Wall [w.8.4]

Henry Edward Wall was the fourth child of Edward Wall & Mabel Wale born May 12th at Moor St & christened June 9th, 1850 at Christ Church, West Bromwich.

In 1851 he was at home at Old End, West Bromwich.

Henry was still living at home in 1871 with his widowed father, brothers & sister at Newhall St, West Bromwich. Henry worked as a striker.

Henry married Emma Rosanah Kettle on March 14th, 1873 at Christ Church, West Bromwich. Emma was the daughter of John Kettle & Rosanna Hollyoake, christened March 8th, 1851 at All Saints, West Bromwich.

Henry & Emma had a daughter named after her mother, Emma Rosanna,who was born April 21st, 1873 christened on July 13th, 1873 at Christ Church, West Bromwich.  Sadly she died in Jan-March 1878 at West Bromwich.

In 1881 Henry & Emma were living at 3 Whitaker St, Litchurch, Derby & Henry was a blacksmith. They had 3 children – Henry Edward (4), Mabel (2) & Thomas (4 months).

By 1891 the family had returned to West Bromwich & were living at 9 Paradise St. Henry was still a blacksmith & the oldest son Harry (Henry) worked at the wagon works. Mabel & Thomas were still at home & 4 more children had arrived – Emma (7), George (6), Ethel (4) & William (12 months). Living with them were John & William Hollyoake, Emma’s uncles. John (64) was a brick maker & William (62) a brick burner.

9 Paradise St was the home of Emma’s uncles John & William Hollyoake & aunt Hannah Hale (nee Hollyoake) back in 1881. The Hollyoake family could be found together in the 1851 census of West Bromwich north living at Sutton Lane?. The head of the family was John Hollyoake (53), a brick maker employing 5 men who was married to Rosanna (52). In 1851daughter Hannah & sons John & William were at home, as was daughter Rosanna who had been recently widowed from her husband John Kettle who had died in July-September 1850. Widowed Rosanna had 2 young children – Joseph, aged 2, & Emma Rosanna, only 2 months old.

Henry & Emma were still at 9 Paradise St in 1901& Henry was still a blacksmith. Mabel (22) was a dressmaker, Thomas (20) was a carpenter, Emma (17) was a book keeper, George (15) was a wood polisher, Rose E (Ethel in 1891 census) (13) was a dress makers apprentice. William (11) was still at home & there was another daughter Hannah, aged 7. Son Henry (24) was living next door at 11 Paradise St & was a railway carriage worker. He was married to Ada Harris (22) whose sister Florence (12) was visiting at the time of the census. Henry & Ada had an 8 month old son Harry.

In 1911 Henry & Emma were still living at 9 Paradise St & Henry was described as a blacksmith at the railway works.  Still living at home were Emma, George, a tramcar painter, Ethel, a milliner, William, a railway carriage builder & Florence (Floria) who was doing house duties.  It was noted on the census that they had had 9 children, 8 of whom were still living.

Emma died on April 28th, 1922 at 9 Paradise St, West Bromwich.  Probate was granted at Lichfield on May 18th, 1922 to daughter Mabel Elizabeth Gadd & son George Frederick Wall, painter.  Her effects amounted to £364.16s.3d. 

Henry died Henry died on May 21st, 1928, aged 78, at 47 Paradise St, West Bromwich. Administration of his will was granted in Birmingham on June 22nd, 1935 to his daughter Mabel Elizabeth Gadd & son George Frederick Wall, a coach painter.  His effects were only £5.

The children of Henry Edward Wall & Emma Rosanna Kettle were:

w.8.4.1 Henry Edward Wall born May 23rd, 1876 at Paradise St, West Bromwich; died July-September 1947 at Oldbury, Worcs
w.8.4.2 Mabel Elizabeth Wall born November 8th, 1878 at West Bromwich; died Oct-December 1971 at Croydon, Surrey
w.8.4.3 Thomas Wall born November 19th, 1880 at Litchurch, Derby
w.8.4.4 Emma Wall born October 11th, 1883 at West Bromwich
w.8.4.5 George Frederic Wall born February 17th, 1886 & christened January 11th, 1891 at St John's, West Bromwich; died September 7th, 1950 at 289 St Paul's Rd, Smethwick
w.8.4.6 Rose Ethel Wall born April 20th, 1887 & christened January 11th, 1891 at St John's, West Bromwich; died Jan-March 1974 in Birmingham
w.8.4.7 William Holyoake Wall born January 1st, 1890 & christened January 11th, 1891 at St John's, West Bromwich; died December 28th, 1941 at 289 St Pauls Road, Smethwick, Staffs
w.8.4.8 Hannah Florence Wall born August 28th, 1893 at West Bromwich; died July-September 1979 at Birmingham


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