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George John KeyAge: 58 years18611919

Name
George John Key
Given names
George John
Surname
Key
Publication: Certified copies
Citation details: Marriage: George John KEY and Agnes MITCHAM (1917)
Birth calculated 1861
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BET 1862 AND 1863

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Citation details: Death: George John KEY (1919)
War from April 1861 to May 1865

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Citation details: http://goo.gl/ETtxkC
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
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

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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
Economic Event 1865 (Age 4 years)
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Note: Economic depression
Economic Event 1867 (Age 6 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
Economic Event September 1873 (Age 12 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (Age 19 years)

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Note: First Boer War
Economic Event 1881 (Age 20 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 25 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.
Epidemic February 1, 1901 (Age 40 years)

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Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town
War from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (Age 38 years)

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Note: Second Boer War
Epidemic February 1904 (Age 43 years)

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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg
Birth of a son
#1
George Henry Key
between October 1904 and December 1904 (Age 43 years)
Citation details: Census: George KEY and household (1911), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1911/RG14/00671/0225/1 : accessed 17 Dec 2018
Citation details: Birth: George Henry KEY (1904), https://search.findmypast.com/record?id=bmd%2fb%2f1904%2f4%2faz%2f000336%2f239 : accessed 17 Dec 2018
Birth of a son
#2
William Edward “Bill” Key
October 23, 1905 (Age 44 years)
Citation details: "England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2FX5-SBZ : accessed 26 December 2014), William Edward Key, 1905; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," index, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Pancras, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
Epidemic 1906 (Age 45 years)

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Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa
Birth of a son
#3
Edgar Maurice “Ted” Key
January 30, 1907 (Age 46 years)
Citation details: Census: George KEY and household (1911), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1911/RG14/00671/0225/1 : accessed 17 Dec 2018
Citation details: Birth: Edgar Maurice KEY (1907), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=BMD/B/1907/1/AZ/000337/248 : accessed 17 Dec 2018
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BET JAN 1907 AND MAR 1907 (q1)

Publication: Record transcription
Citation details: Death: Edgar Maurice KEY (1978), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=BMD/D/1978/3/AZ/000570/089 : accessed 17 Dec 2018
Historical Event May 31, 1910 (Age 49 years)

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Note: Union of South Africa established
Death of a childKey
before 1911 (Age 50 years)

Citation details: Census: George KEY and household (1911), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1911/RG14/00671/0225/1 : accessed 17 Dec 2018
Census April 2, 1911 (Age 50 years)
Citation details: Census: George KEY and household (1911), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1911/RG14/00671/0225/1 : accessed 17 Dec 2018
Occupation
Waiter at a hotel
April 2, 1911 (Age 50 years)

ResidenceAgnes MitchamView this family
April 2, 1911 (Age 50 years)
Epidemic 1912 (Age 51 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
Death of a fatherGeorge Key
before 1917 (Age 56 years)

Publication: Certified copies
Citation details: Marriage: George John KEY and Agnes MITCHAM (1917)
MarriageAgnes MitchamView this family
February 19, 1917 (Age 56 years) Husband: 55 Wife: 31
Publication: Certified copies
Citation details: Marriage: George John KEY and Agnes MITCHAM (1917)
Citation details: Census: George KEY and household (1911), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1911/RG14/00671/0225/1 : accessed 17 Dec 2018
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Completed years of marriage: 8

Residence February 19, 1917 (Age 56 years)
Publication: Certified copies
Citation details: Marriage: George John KEY and Agnes MITCHAM (1917)
War from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (Age 53 years)

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Note: World War I
Epidemic 1918 (Age 57 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 January 28, 1919 Age: 58 years
Address: St. Pancras infirmary, Highgate
Publication: database on-line, Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1921. London
Citation details: Alfred PENGELLY x Agnes KEY http://interactive.ancestry.com/1623/31280_198827-00437?pid=4060299 : accessed 15 Jan 2016, citing: London Metropolitan Archives, Saint John The Baptist, Kentish Town, Register of marriages, P90/JNB, Item 030
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Agnes Key, 35, Widow

Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Record transcription
Citation details: Death: George J KEY (1919), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=BMD/D/1919/1/AZ/000781/128 : accessed 27 Dec 2018
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BET JAN 1919 AND MAR 1919

Publication: Certified copies
Citation details: Death: George John KEY (1919)
  1. Generation 1
    1. George John Key, waiter at a hotel (on April 2, 1911), son of George Key, was born calculated 1861 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England and died on January 28, 1919 in Pancras, London, England. He married Agnes Mitcham, daughter of Charles Edward Mortimer Mitcham and Louisa Wall, on February 19, 1917 in St Pancras, London, England. She was born on May 19, 1882 in St Pancras, London, England and died between January 1976 and March 1976 in Hampstead, London, England.

      Children of George John Key and Agnes Mitcham:

      1. George Henry Key (1904)
      2. William Edward “Bill” Key (19051991)
      3. Edgar Maurice “Ted” Key (19071978)
      4. Key (1911)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. William Edward “Bill” Key

      William Edward “Bill” Key, polisher (from 1937 to 1939) and carpenter and owner (from 1946), son of George John Key and Agnes Mitcham, was born on October 23, 1905 in Pancras, London, England and died on August 21, 1991 in Cape Town, Western Cape at the age of 85. He married Margaret Eileen Laura “Peggy” Matthews, daughter of Arthur George Matthews and Jane “Jennie” Finlay.

      Children of William Edward “Bill” Key and Margaret Eileen Laura “Peggy” Matthews:

      1. William Edgar Findlay “Billy” Key (19262008)
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    2. Edgar Maurice “Ted” Key, son of George John Key and Agnes Mitcham, was born on January 30, 1907 in St Pancras, London, England and died between July 1978 and September 1978 in Maidstone, Kent, England.

      Children of Edgar Maurice “Ted” Key:

      1. Gloria Key
      2. Geoffrey Key
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. William Edgar Findlay “Billy” Key, manager (in 1984), son of William Edward “Bill” Key and Margaret Eileen Laura “Peggy” Matthews, was born on January 29, 1926 in Marylebone, London, England and died on July 1, 2008 in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape at the age of 82.

      William Edgar Findlay “Billy” Key had 3 children.

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