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William Bodinar1852

William Bodinar
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Birth about 1852 30 28
Birth of a sisterAgnes Bodinar
about 1853 (Age 12 months)

Birth of a sisterMary P Bodinar
about 1856 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn Bodinar
about 1857 (Age 5 years)

Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 5 years)

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Citation details: http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
Census April 7, 1861 (Age 9 years)
Death of a fatherJames Trewavas Bodinar
between October 1863 and December 1863 (Age 11 years)
Publication: Record transcription
Note: Wife is widow at time of 1871 census
War from April 1861 to May 1865 (Age 9 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
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 years)

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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 13 years)
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Note: Economic depression
Economic Event 1867 (Age 15 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
Census April 2, 1871 (Age 19 years)
Marriage of a siblingJohn Thomas BlewettElizabeth “Bessie” BodinnarView this family
November 7, 1871 (Age 19 years)
Citation details: "England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2D21-K7F : accessed 26 December 2014), John Thomas Blewett, 1871; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” index, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, Penzance, Cornwall, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
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1871 (Age 19 years)

Residence 1871 (Age 19 years)
Economic Event September 1873 (Age 21 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (Age 28 years)

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Note: First Boer War
Economic Event 1881 (Age 29 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 34 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 49 years)

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Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town
War from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (Age 47 years)

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Note: Second Boer War
Epidemic February 1904 (Age 52 years)

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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg
Epidemic 1906 (Age 54 years)

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Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa
Historical Event May 31, 1910 (Age 58 years)

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Note: Union of South Africa established
Epidemic 1912 (Age 60 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 sisterElizabeth “Bessie” Bodinnar
May 1, 1918 (Age 66 years) Age: 68
Address: Sheffield Road Cemetery, Cornwall
War from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (Age 62 years)

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Note: World War I
Epidemic 1918 (Age 66 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 77 years)

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Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century
War from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (Age 87 years)

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Note: World War II
Historical Event February 14, 1961 (Age 109 years)
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Note: Decimalisation of currency replaces the South African pound with the South African rand
Historical Event May 31, 1961 (Age 109 years)

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Note: South Africa becomes a republic

  1. Generation 1
    1. William Bodinar, fisherman (in 1871), son of James Trewavas Bodinar and Elizabeth Harvey Pentreath, was born about 1852 in Mousehole, Cornwall, England.