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Robert Arthur LockeAge: 71 years18761948

Name
Robert Arthur Locke
Given names
Robert Arthur
Surname
Locke
Birth August 12, 1876 26 23
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BET 1877 AND 1879

Citation details: Baptism: Robert Arthur LOCKE (1876), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBPRS%2FB%2F765818853%2F1 : accessed 15 Mar 2020
Citation details: War register: Robert A LOCKE and household (1939), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=TNA/R39/4033/4033G/027/24 : accessed 15 Mar 2020
Baptism September 13, 1876 (Age 32 days)
Citation details: Baptism: Robert Arthur LOCKE (1876), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBPRS%2FB%2F765818853%2F1 : accessed 15 Mar 2020
Marriage of parentsRobert LockeCharlotte Maria PearceView this family
December 14, 1876 (Age 4 months) Husband: 23 years Wife: 20 years
Citation details: Baptism: Robert Arthur LOCKE (1876), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBPRS%2FB%2F765818853%2F1 : accessed 15 Mar 2020
Citation details: Marriage: Robert LOCKE and Charlotte Maria PEARCE (1873), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBPRS%2FM%2F770513684%2F1 : accessed 15 Mar 2020
Birth of a sisterLaura Locke
calculated 1879 (Age 2 years)
Citation details: Census: Robert LOCKE and household (1881), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1881/0015914953 : accessed 15 Mar 2020
Birth of a sisterJulia A Locke
calculated February 1881 (Age 4 years)
Citation details: Census: Robert LOCKE and household (1881), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1881/0015914953 : accessed 15 Mar 2020
War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (Age 4 years)

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Note: First Boer War
Census April 3, 1881 (Age 4 years)
Citation details: Census: Robert LOCKE and household (1881), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1881/0015914953 : accessed 15 Mar 2020
Economic Event 1881 (Age 4 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 9 years)
Source: Wikipedia
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 fatherRobert Locke
before December 25, 1899 (Age 23 years)

MarriageLaura StubbsView this family
December 25, 1899 (Age 23 years) Husband: 23 Wife: 17
Occupation
Shoemaker and repairer
1901 (Age 24 years)

Citation details: Census: Robert Arthur LOCKE and household (1901), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1901/0022267627 : accessed 15 Mar 2020
Epidemic February 1, 1901 (Age 24 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town
Census March 31, 1901 (Age 24 years)
Citation details: Census: Robert Arthur LOCKE and household (1901), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1901/0022267627 : accessed 15 Mar 2020
War from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (Age 23 years)

Source: Wikipedia
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

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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 27 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg
Birth of a daughter
#1
Esmeralda Locke
April 17, 1906 (Age 29 years)

Epidemic 1906 (Age 29 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa
Baptism of a daughterEsmeralda Locke
February 11, 1907 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event May 31, 1910 (Age 33 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Union of South Africa established
Census April 2, 1911 (Age 34 years)
Citation details: Census: Robert Arthur LOCKE's household (1911), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1911/RG14/21479/0437/3 : accessed 15 Mar 2020
Occupation
Leather Merchant
1911 (Age 34 years)

Citation details: Census: Robert Arthur LOCKE's household (1911), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1911/RG14/21479/0437/3 : accessed 15 Mar 2020
Epidemic 1912 (Age 35 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
War from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (Age 37 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: World War I
Epidemic 1918 (Age 41 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
Marriage of a childJames Arthur SkeggsEsmeralda LockeView this family
April 3, 1929 (Age 52 years)
Citation details: "England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FQP4-1ZC : accessed 24 January 2015), James Arthur Skeggs and Esmeralda Locke, 03 Apr 1929, Marriage; citing item 4, St Michael, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, Record Office, Chester; FHL microfilm 2,262,786.
Citation details: Birth registration Keith R.L. SKEGGS: http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=bmd%2fb%2f1931%2f3%2faz%2f001099%2f075 : accessed 31 October 2015
Economic Event October 1929 (Age 53 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
Birth of a grandson
#1
Keith Robert Locke Skeggs
May 20, 1931 (Age 54 years)
Citation details: "England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QVQQ-1FCZ : accessed 26 December 2014), Keith R L Skeggs, 1931; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," index, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
Note: Keith had given the impression that he was born on 20 May 1926
Census September 29, 1939 (Age 63 years)
Citation details: War register: Robert A LOCKE and household (1939), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=TNA/R39/4033/4033G/027/24 : accessed 15 Mar 2020
War from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (Age 63 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: World War II
Death August 10, 1948 (Age 71 years)
  1. Generation 1
    1. Robert Arthur Locke, shoemaker and repairer (in 1901) and leather Merchant (in 1911), son of Robert Locke and Charlotte Maria Pearce, was born on August 12, 1876 in Macclesfield, Chesire, England and died on August 10, 1948 in Penzance, Cornwall, England at the age of 71. He married Laura Stubbs, daughter of Joseph Stubbs and Emma Lawrinson, on December 25, 1899 in St Michael, Macclesfield, Chesire, England. She was born on January 21, 1883 in Macclesfield, Chesire, England and died between April 1967 and June 1967 in Garstang, Lancashire, England.

      Children of Robert Arthur Locke and Laura Stubbs:

      1. Esmeralda Locke (19061985)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Esmeralda Locke, daughter of Robert Arthur Locke and Laura Stubbs, was born on April 17, 1906 and died between January 1985 and March 1985 in Penzance, Cornwall, England. She married James Arthur Skeggs, son of Thomas Skeggs and Emma Hewitt, on April 3, 1929 in St Michael, Macclesfield, Chesire, England. He was born on June 23, 1896 in Woolwich, Kent, England.

      Children of Esmeralda Locke and James Arthur Skeggs:

      1. Keith Robert Locke Skeggs (19312010)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Keith Robert Locke Skeggs, son of James Arthur Skeggs and Esmeralda Locke, was born on May 20, 1931 in Macclesfield, Chesire, England and died on December 8, 2010 in Gordons Bay, Western Cape at the age of 79.

      Keith Robert Locke Skeggs had 1 child.