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Joan TownsendAge: 64 years19081972

Name
Joan Townsend
Given names
Joan
Surname
Townsend
Married name
Joan Fairhead
Birth May 8, 1908 40 31

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Citation details: Death notice: William Dodds TOWNSEND (1918), MOOC 6/9/1370 #406, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91S-FQG5-Q?i=98&cat=331262 image 99/707 : accessed 26 Feb 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Blore Townsend
March 10, 1910 (Age 22 months) Age: 71 years 10 months
Address: Adderley Street, Bedford
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Citation details: Death notice: William Dodds TOWNSEND (1918), MOOC 6/9/1370 #406, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91S-FQG5-Q?i=98&cat=331262 image 99/707 : accessed 26 Feb 2017
Text:

Father: William Blore Townsend - Deceased

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Citation details: Death notice: William Blore TOWNSEND (1910), MOOC 6/9/639 #812, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-8XK2?mode=g&i=752&cat=331262 image 753/2183 : accessed 26 Feb 2017
Date of entry in original source: March 12, 1910
Quality of data: primary evidence
Historical Event May 31, 1910 (Age 2 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Union of South Africa established
Epidemic 1912 (Age 3 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Smallpox outbreaks: The outbreak of smallpox is reported in the Malay Location, Johannesburg and cases of smallpox are discovered in Durban
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn Dewar
March 18, 1915 (Age 6 years) Age: 70 years 4 months
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Citation details: Death notice: John DEWAR (1915), MOOC 6/9/781 #828/1915, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSSQ-9QS8-J?i=89&cat=331262 : accessed 25 Dec 2018
Death of a fatherWilliam Dodds Townsend
October 28, 1918 (Age 10 years) Age: 51 years 2 months
Citation details: The Daily Representative 27 April 1932 transcribed http://www.eggsa.org/newspapers/index.php/daily-representative/251-the-daily-representative-1932-2-april-june : accessed 9 July 2016
Text:

Wednesday, April 27, 1932

Marriage FAIRHEAD-TOWNSEND.- Married at St. Columba’s Church, Queenstown, by the Rev. R. RUSSELL, M.A., on Saturday, the 23rd April, 1932, Harry Talbot, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. FAIRHEAD, of Bain’s Vlei, Bloemfontein, to Joan, youngest daughter of Mrs. And the late Mr. W.D. TOWNSEND, of the Ridgeways, Queenstown.

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Citation details: Death notice: William Dodds TOWNSEND (1918), MOOC 6/9/1370 #406, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91S-FQG5-Q?i=98&cat=331262 image 99/707 : accessed 26 Feb 2017
Date of entry in original source: November 6, 1918
Text:

Age of the deceased 51 years 2 1/2 months

Quality of data: primary evidence
War from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (Age 6 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: World War I
Epidemic 1918 (Age 9 years)

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Note: Spanish flu: An estimated 500,000 people die from the Spanish flu epidemic in South Africa, the fifth hardest hit country in the world
Economic Event October 1929 (Age 21 years)

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Citation details: http://goo.gl/MgHbRM
Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century
Birth of a son
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Robin Talbot Fairhead
April 19, 1939 (Age 30 years)
Citation details: The Daily Representative 21 April 1939 transcribed http://www.eggsa.org/newspapers/index.php/daily-representative/278-the-daily-representative-1939-2-april-june : accessed 9 July 2016
Text:

Friday, April 21, 1939

Birth FAIRHEAD.- To Mr. And Mrs. FAIRHEAD (nee Joan TOWNSEND), on April 19th, a son.

War from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (Age 31 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: World War II
Death of a motherFlora Campbell Dewar
June 16, 1952 (Age 44 years) Age: 75 years

Citation details: Gravestone: Flora Campbell TOWNSEND (1877-1952), https://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=3947540 : accessed 26 Jan 2021
Historical Event February 14, 1961 (Age 52 years)
Source: Wikipedia
Note: Decimalisation of currency replaces the South African pound with the South African rand
Historical Event May 31, 1961 (Age 53 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: South Africa becomes a republic
Death October 9, 1972 (Age 64 years)

  1. Generation 1
    1. Joan Townsend, daughter of William Dodds Townsend and Flora Campbell Dewar, was born on May 8, 1908 and died on October 9, 1972 at the age of 64. She married Harry Talbot Fairhead, son of Harry Fairhead and Sarah Frances Jennie Cox.

      Children of Joan Townsend and Harry Talbot Fairhead:

      1. Robin Talbot Fairhead (19391994)
      2. Private
  2. Generation 2back to top
    The details of this generation are private.
  3. Generation 3back to top
    The details of this generation are private.