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Thomas Wall [w.9.1.2]

Thomas Wall was the second child of William Wall & Mary Ball born October 24th, 1869 at Ocker Hill, Tipton, Staffs.

In 1871 Thomas & his sister Ann & parents were living at 4 James St, Wednesbury.

By 1881 the family had moved to 72 Lea Brook Rd, Tipton & Thomas had 2 sisters & 3 brothers by this time.

Thomas married Edith Elizabeth Hartshorne in 1890 at St Mark’s, Ocker Hill, Tipton. Edith was christened September 12th, 1869 at St Luke’s, Wolverhampton, Staffs, the daughter of Martha & Samuel Hartshorne, a colliery engine worker. In 1881 the Hartshorne family were living at 113 Lea Brook Rd, Tipton, near neighbours of the Walls.

In 1891 Thomas & Edith were living at 61 Oxford St, Wednesbury & Thomas was a socket maker. They had a 22 year old lodger, Thomas Thompson.

Thomas & Edith were living at 4 Oakenhill? St, Wednesbury in 1901 & Thomas was now described as an iron tube socket maker. They had a daughter Edith L (7) & a son William T (5).

Thomas & Edith & their family emigrated to the United States in 1904 & became US citizens in 1915.

In 1910 Thomas, Edith & children Lillian (Edith Lily) & William were living in Madison, Wisconsin.  Thomas was working as a fireman at a gas company.

Daughter Edith Lily married Reno Harp Forsythe Sr. in Minnesota. 

The 1920 US census shows Thomas & Edith still living in Madison where Thomas was a stationary fireman at a gas & electric plant.  Son William Thomas was living with them & was working as a salesman in a dry goods store.  They had a 29 year old boarder from England, Roland Smith, a foreman in a battery factory.

Son William married Wanda Edna Drews in 1921 in Wisconsin.

Thomas & Edith continued to live in Madison, Wisconsin in 1930 & Thomas was still a stationary fireman.

The 1940 census shows Thomas & Edith still living in Madison & Thomas was now a janitor for the Madison Gas & Electric Company. 

Edith died on September 12th, 1950 & was buried at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Monona, Wisconsin.

Thomas died on December 19th, 1952 & was buried at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Monona, Wisconsin.

The children of Thomas Wall & Edith Elizabeth Hartshorne were:

w.  Edith Lily Wall born January 17th, 1894 at Wednesbury, Staffs; died May 17th, 1984 in Wisconsin, USA
w.  William Thomas Wall born November 29th, 1895 at Wednesbury, Staffs; died October 5th, 1973 in Wisconsin.


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