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James Bodinnar BlewettAge: 81 years18731955

Name
James Bodinnar Blewett
Given names
James Bodinnar
Surname
Blewett
Birth between October 1873 and December 1873 26 23
Birth of a sisterOlivia Agnes “Liv” Blewett
June 24, 1875 (Age 20 months)
Text:

BET OCT 1875 AND DEC 1875

Citation details: War register: Olivia A BLEWETT and Ida BLEWETT (1939), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=TNA/R39/6697/6697E/010/14 : accessed 20 Sep 2020
Birth of a sisterIda Blewett
August 23, 1877 (Age 3 years)
Text:

ABT 1877

Citation details: War register: Olivia A BLEWETT and Ida BLEWETT (1939), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=TNA/R39/6697/6697E/010/14 : accessed 20 Sep 2020
Birth of a brotherThomas Blewett
about October 1878 (Age 5 years)

Note: Census mentions 1 deceased child
Death of a brotherThomas Blewett
June 25, 1879 (Age 5 years) Age: 9 months
Text:

Mentions 1 deceased child

Publication: Newspaper
Citation details: July 3, 1879, p8, http://search.findmypast.com/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2F0000331%2F18790703%2F108 : accessed 5 June 2016.
Birth of a brotherThomas Blewett
January 16, 1881 (Age 7 years)
Text:

2 months old on 3 April 1881

War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (Age 7 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: First Boer War
Economic Event 1881 (Age 7 years)
Source: Wikipedia
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 12 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.
Census April 5, 1891 (Age 17 years)
Occupation
Mason's apprentice
1891 (Age 17 years)

Epidemic February 1, 1901 (Age 27 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town
War from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (Age 26 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Second Boer War
Historical Event from 1852 to 1902

Source: Wikipedia
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
Epidemic February 1904 (Age 30 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg
Epidemic 1906 (Age 32 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa
Historical Event May 31, 1910 (Age 36 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Union of South Africa established
Emigration September 7, 1912 (Age 38 years)
Occupation
Mason
1912 (Age 38 years)

Epidemic 1912 (Age 38 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
MarriageBeatrice WhitfordView this family
January 6, 1915 (Age 41 years) Husband: 40 years Wife: 26 years
Publication: database, FamilySearch
Citation details: Marriage: James Bodiner BLEWETT and Beatrice WHITFORD (1915), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91V-TS6S-B?cc=2727134 : 27 September 2019), > image 1 of 1; Citing NARS "Civil registration (marriages - coloureds), Transvaal and Swaziland, 1898-1927." The National Archives and Records Service of South Africa, Pretoria : accessed 20 Sep 2020
Residence 1915 (Age 41 years)
Address: 38 Bedford Street, Benoni
Publication: database, FamilySearch
Citation details: Marriage: James Bodiner BLEWETT and Beatrice WHITFORD (1915), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91V-TS6S-B?cc=2727134 : 27 September 2019), > image 1 of 1; Citing NARS "Civil registration (marriages - coloureds), Transvaal and Swaziland, 1898-1927." The National Archives and Records Service of South Africa, Pretoria : accessed 20 Sep 2020
Death of a motherElizabeth “Bessie” Bodinnar
May 1, 1918 (Age 44 years) Age: 68
Address: Sheffield Road Cemetery, Cornwall
War from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (Age 40 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: World War I
Epidemic 1918 (Age 44 years)

Source: Wikipedia
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 56 years)

Source: Wikipedia
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
Death of a fatherJohn Thomas Blewett
June 5, 1936 (Age 62 years)

Publication: Newspaper
Citation details: 1936, June 11, p11
Publication: Record transcription
Burial of a fatherJohn Thomas Blewett
calculated June 7, 1936 (Age 62 years)
Address: Sheffield Road Cemetery, Paul, Cornwall
Publication: Newspaper
Citation details: 1936, June 11, p11
Funeral notice: John Thomas BLEWETT (1936)
Funeral notice: John Thomas BLEWETT (1936)

War from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (Age 65 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: World War II
Death about 1955 (Age 81 years)

Publication: National Archives of South Africa
Citation details: Estate file: James Bodinar BLEWETT (1955-1976), NAB MSCE #480/1955
Text:

Description: BLEWETT, JAMES BODINAR. BORN IN CORNWALL. S/SP BLEWETT, BEATRICE. (BORN WHITFORD). SINCE DECEASED, EST. NO.

Starting: 1955 Ending: 1976

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    1. James Bodinnar Blewett, mason's apprentice (in 1891) and mason (in 1912), son of John Thomas Blewett and Elizabeth “Bessie” Bodinnar, was born between October 1873 and December 1873 in Mousehole, Cornwall, England and died about 1955. He married Beatrice Whitford on January 6, 1915 in Johannesburg, Gauteng. She was born calculated 1889 in Clunes, Victoria, Australia.