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Mary Ann Matthews1834

Mary Ann Matthews
Given names
Mary Ann
Birth about 1834 29 26
Historical Event 1835 (Age 12 months)

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony
Birth of a sisterEllen Matthews
about 1838 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherFrederick Matthews
calculated August 1840 (Age 6 years)
Note: 10 months old at the time of the 6 June 1841 Census
Census June 6, 1841 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherCharles Matthews
about 1843 (Age 9 years)
Town founded 1844 (Age 10 years)

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Note: Settlement of Victoria West is established
Birth of a brotherJoseph Matthews
about 1845 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a sisterSarah Matthews
1849 (Age 15 years)
Census March 30, 1851 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a brotherEdward Matthews
about 1852 (Age 18 years)
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 23 years)

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Citation details: http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
Death of a fatherThomas Matthews
1860 (Age 26 years)


BET 1852 AND 1861

Publication: Newspaper archives
Citation details: January 12, 1901, p4 "The Late Mr. Henry Matthews", https://search.findmypast.com/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2f0001955%2f19010112%2f101 : accessed 8 Dec 2018

On the death of his father in 1860 ...

Marriage of a siblingFrederick MatthewsRachel Hart MillsView this family
between July 1862 and September 1862 (Age 28 years)
War from April 1861 to May 1865 (Age 27 years)

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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 (Age 18 years)

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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.
Economic Event 1865 (Age 31 years)
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Note: Economic depression
Economic Event 1867 (Age 33 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 39 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (Age 46 years)

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Note: First Boer War
Economic Event 1881 (Age 47 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 52 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 brotherHenry Matthews
about January 5, 1901 (Age 67 years)

Publication: Newspaper archives
Citation details: January 12, 1901, p4 "The Late Mr. Henry Matthews", https://search.findmypast.com/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2f0001955%2f19010112%2f101 : accessed 8 Dec 2018

We recorded last week the death, after a prolonged illness, of Mr. Henry Matthews, of Cecily Hill, an old and respected inhabitant of the town.

Epidemic February 1, 1901 (Age 67 years)

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Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town
War from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (Age 65 years)

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Note: Second Boer War
Historical Event from 1854 to 1902 (Age 20 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
Epidemic February 1904 (Age 70 years)

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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg
Epidemic 1906 (Age 72 years)

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Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa
Historical Event May 31, 1910 (Age 76 years)

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Note: Union of South Africa established
Epidemic 1912 (Age 78 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 80 years)

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Note: World War I
Epidemic 1918 (Age 84 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 95 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
War from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (Age 105 years)

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Note: World War II

  1. Generation 1
    1. Mary Ann Matthews, daughter of Thomas Matthews and Mary , was born about 1834 in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England.