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Thomas Erland ErlankAge: 74 years18531928

Name
Thomas Erland Erlank
Given names
Thomas Erland
Surname
Erlank
Birth October 5, 1853 29 26

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Citation details: Death notice: Susanna Sophia RICHIE (1887), MOOC 6/9/246 # 1067/1887, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-DSPL-3?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8Q%3A1598082395 : 12 September 2017), 007844956 > image 1232 of 2061; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Birth of a sisterJanet Elizabeth Erlank
October 5, 1853

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Note: In lieu of Thomas Erland born also on 5 Oct 1853 I am choosing 5 Oct 1853 as the actual birth date and dismissing the 5 Aug 1853 possibility indicated in the source
Birth of a brotherJohan Jacobus Erlank
September 7, 1855 (Age 23 months)

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Citation details: Death notice: Susanna Sophia RICHIE (1887), MOOC 6/9/246 # 1067/1887, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-DSPL-3?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8Q%3A1598082395 : 12 September 2017), 007844956 > image 1232 of 2061; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Birth of a brotherDavid Ritchie Erlank
September 23, 1857 (Age 3 years)

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Citation details: Death notice: Susanna Sophia RICHIE (1887), MOOC 6/9/246 # 1067/1887, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-DSPL-3?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8Q%3A1598082395 : 12 September 2017), 007844956 > image 1232 of 2061; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Birth of a sisterSusanna Sophia Erlank
November 5, 1859 (Age 6 years)

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Citation details: Death notice: Susanna Sophia RICHIE (1887), MOOC 6/9/246 # 1067/1887, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-DSPL-3?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8Q%3A1598082395 : 12 September 2017), 007844956 > image 1232 of 2061; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 3 years)

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Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
Birth of a sisterHester Christina Johanna Adriana Erlank
October 14, 1860 (Age 7 years)

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Citation details: Death notice: Susanna Sophia RICHIE (1887), MOOC 6/9/246 # 1067/1887, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-DSPL-3?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8Q%3A1598082395 : 12 September 2017), 007844956 > image 1232 of 2061; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Birth of a sisterHester Christina Johanna Adriana Erlank
August 11, 1862 (Age 8 years)
Citation details: http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=1752111 : accessed 5 June 2016
Date of entry in original source: 1930
Quality of data: secondary evidence
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Citation details: Death notice: Hester Christina Johanna Adriana ERLANK (1930), MOOC 6/9/3694 #26047/1930, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91Q-Z66G?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-91W%3A1598062321 : 28 September 2018), 007735890 > image 691 of 1309; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Text:

CAL AUG 1861

War from April 1861 to May 1865 (Age 7 years)

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Note: American Civil War: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War
Economic Event 1865 (Age 11 years)
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Note: Economic depression
Birth of a sisterJacoba Ritchie Erlank
August 27, 1866 (Age 12 years)

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Citation details: Death notice: Susanna Sophia RICHIE (1887), MOOC 6/9/246 # 1067/1887, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-DSPL-3?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8Q%3A1598082395 : 12 September 2017), 007844956 > image 1232 of 2061; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Citation details: Baptism: Jacoba Ritchie ERLANK (1866), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSF3-VS82-N?i=13&cat=1156624 : accessed 12 July 2019
Note: Year of birth on gravestone is incorrect
Baptism of a sisterJacoba Ritchie Erlank
September 9, 1866 (Age 12 years)
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Citation details: Baptism: Jacoba Ritchie ERLANK (1866), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSF3-VS82-N?i=13&cat=1156624 : accessed 12 July 2019
Economic Event 1867 (Age 13 years)
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Note: The Eureka Diamond was the first diamond discovered in South Africa. It weighed 21.25 carats (4.250 g), and was found by Erasmus Jacobs near Hopetown on the Orange River in 1867. The diamond, cut to a 10.73-carat (2.146 g) cushion-shaped brilliant, is currently on display at the Mine Museum in Kimberley. The discovery of diamonds in South Africa led to the Kimberley Diamond Rush, and marked the beginning of the Mineral Revolution
Birth of a sisterJanet Elizabeth Erlank
October 28, 1868 (Age 15 years)
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Citation details: Death notice: Janet Elizabeth ERLANK (1904), TAB MHG #5429/1904, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS92-H7DV-T?cc=2520237&wc=Q6NX-RBV%3A1590242339 : 16 December 2016), 007805278 > image 1266 of 1430; Pietermaritzburg Archives (formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Citation details: Gravestone: Janet Elizabeth ERLANK (1868-1904), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=3346271 : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Birth of a sisterElse Lasya Erlank
August 6, 1871 (Age 17 years)

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Citation details: Death notice: Susanna Sophia RICHIE (1887), MOOC 6/9/246 # 1067/1887, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-DSPL-3?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8Q%3A1598082395 : 12 September 2017), 007844956 > image 1232 of 2061; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Birth of a sisterJohanna Adriana Erlank
August 6, 1871 (Age 17 years)

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Citation details: Death notice: Susanna Sophia RICHIE (1887), MOOC 6/9/246 # 1067/1887, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-DSPL-3?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8Q%3A1598082395 : 12 September 2017), 007844956 > image 1232 of 2061; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Marriage of a siblingAbraham PretoriusMaria Elizabeth ErlankView this family
December 9, 1872 (Age 19 years)
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Publication: Vol. 8, Pi-Q (2002) ISBN: 0-7972-0949-2
Citation details: Pretorius, p424, b5c3d5e4f5g2.
Death of a maternal grandfatherThomas Ritchie
March 22, 1873 (Age 19 years) Age: 82 years
Address: Caledon Street, Graaff Reinet
Citation details: Gravestone: Thomas RETCHIE (1791-1873), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=50513 : accessed 13 Oct 2015
Text:

RETCHIE Thomas 1791-1873

Citation details: Death notice: Thomas RITCHIE (1873), MOOC 6/9/143 #9249, http://www.eggsa.org/documents/main.php?g2_itemId=268119 : accessed 20 Oct 2015
Date of entry in original source: March 24, 1873
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a sisterAnna Maria Elizabeth Erlank
April 14, 1873 (Age 19 years)
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Economic Event September 1873 (Age 19 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
Birth of a sisterAnna Maria Elizabeth Erlank
August 28, 1874 (Age 20 years)

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Citation details: Death notice: Susanna Sophia RICHIE (1887), MOOC 6/9/246 # 1067/1887, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-DSPL-3?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8Q%3A1598082395 : 12 September 2017), 007844956 > image 1232 of 2061; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Citation details: Baptism: Anna Maria Elizabeth ERLANK (1874), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSF3-VSC5-G?cat=1156624 : accessed 27 Feb 2021
Baptism of a sisterAnna Maria Elizabeth Erlank
September 29, 1874 (Age 20 years)
Citation details: Baptism: Anna Maria Elizabeth ERLANK (1874), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSF3-VSC5-G?cat=1156624 : accessed 27 Feb 2021
Death of a brotherJohan Jacobus Erlank
August 5, 1877 (Age 23 years)
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Death of a paternal grandfatherAndries Gustaf Erlank
February 12, 1879 (Age 25 years) Age: 77 years
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Citation details: Death notice: Andries Gustaaf ERLANK (1879), MOOC 6/9/169 #6622/1879, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-W388-X?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZR%3A1598082383 : 28 September 2018), 007844949 > image 1698 of 2103; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (Age 27 years)

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Note: First Boer War
Economic Event 1881 (Age 27 years)
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Note: In 1881 gold in the Barberton area was discovered by Tom McLachlan who found alluvial gold at Jamestown. However due to the location (the hot lowveld region was rife with malaria) no-one wanted to go there until Auguste Roberts (French Bob) discovered gold in Concession Creek in 20 June 1883. This discovery resulted in a gold rush to the area
Economic Event 1886 (Age 32 years)
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Note: Discovery of the Main Reef in Witwatersrand. Gold rushes to Pilgrim's Rest and Barberton were precursors to the biggest discovery of all, the Main Reef/Main Reef Leader on Gerhardus Oosthuizen's farm Langlaagte, Portion C, in 1886, the Witwatersrand Gold Rush and the subsequent rapid development of the gold field there, the biggest of them all.
Death of a motherSusanna Sophia Ritchie
May 26, 1887 (Age 33 years) Age: 59 years 10 months
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Citation details: Death notice: Susanna Sophia RICHIE (1887), MOOC 6/9/246 # 1067/1887, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-DSPL-3?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8Q%3A1598082395 : 12 September 2017), 007844956 > image 1232 of 2061; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Marriage of a siblingAlbert Grobbelaar du ToitJanet Elizabeth ErlankView this family
before 1891 (Age 37 years)
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Citation details: Death notice: Janet Elizabeth ERLANK (1904), TAB MHG #5429/1904, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS92-H7DV-T?cc=2520237&wc=Q6NX-RBV%3A1590242339 : 16 December 2016), 007805278 > image 1266 of 1430; Pietermaritzburg Archives (formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Citation details: Gravestone: Janet Elizabeth ERLANK (1868-1904), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=3346271 : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Marriage of a siblingJohannes Jurgens LombaardMaria Elizabeth ErlankView this family
after 1895 (Age 41 years)
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Epidemic February 1, 1901 (Age 47 years)

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Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town
War from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (Age 46 years)

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Note: Second Boer War
Historical Event from 1852 to 1902

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Note: The South African Republic (Dutch: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, ZAR), often referred to as the Transvaal and sometimes as the Republic of Transvaal, was an independent and internationally recognised country in Southern Africa from 1852 to 1902.
Historical Event from 1854 to 1902 (Age 2 months)

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Note: The Orange Free State (Dutch: Oranje-Vrijstaat, Afrikaans: Oranje-Vrystaat) was an independent Boer sovereign republic in southern Africa during the second half of the 19th century, and later a British colony and a province of the Union of South Africa. It is the historical precursor to the present-day Free State province
Epidemic February 1904 (Age 50 years)

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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg
Death of a sisterJanet Elizabeth Erlank
March 28, 1904 (Age 50 years) Age: 35 years 5 months
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Citation details: Death notice: Janet Elizabeth ERLANK (1904), TAB MHG #5429/1904, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS92-H7DV-T?cc=2520237&wc=Q6NX-RBV%3A1590242339 : 16 December 2016), 007805278 > image 1266 of 1430; Pietermaritzburg Archives (formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Citation details: Gravestone: Janet Elizabeth ERLANK (1868-1904), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=3346271 : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Death of a sisterJacoba Ritchie Erlank
July 30, 1904 (Age 50 years) Age: 33 years 11 months
Address: Smith Street, Barkly East
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Citation details: Death registration Jacoba Ritchie ERLANK: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-9728-5415-34?cc=1779109&wc=31DM-T36:139964701,140029801 : accessed 24 September 2015), 1904 > Barkly East > image 78 of 125; National Archives, Pretoria.
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Citation details: Death notice: Jacoba Ritchie ERLANK (1904), MOOC 6/9/506 #2460/1904, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ8-W9B4-B?mode=g&i=1076&cat=331262 image 1077/2096 : accessed 22 Feb 2017
Note: Gravestone gives 29 July, while all other sources give 30 July.
Epidemic 1906 (Age 52 years)

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Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa
Historical Event May 31, 1910 (Age 56 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Union of South Africa established
Epidemic 1912 (Age 58 years)

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Note: Smallpox outbreaks: The outbreak of smallpox is reported in the Malay Location, Johannesburg and cases of smallpox are discovered in Durban
War from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (Age 60 years)

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Note: World War I
Epidemic 1918 (Age 64 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
Death of a sisterMaria Elizabeth Erlank
February 11, 1924 (Age 70 years)
Address: 23 Porter Street, Queenstown
Cause: cerebral haemorrhage
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Citation details: Death registration Maria Elizabeth ERLANK: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-21985-72273-47?cc=1779109 : accessed 30 September 2015), 1924 > Queenstown > image 115 of 972; National Archives, Pretoria.
Date of entry in original source: February 11, 1924
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a sisterSusanna Sophia Erlank
December 16, 1925 (Age 72 years)
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Death about 1928 (Age 74 years)
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  1. Generation 1
    1. Thomas Erland Erlank, son of Andries Gustaf Erlank and Susanna Sophia Ritchie, was born on October 5, 1853 and died about 1928 in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape.