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Alicia Louisa Herbert Orpen1854

Name
Alicia Louisa Herbert Orpen
Given names
Alicia Louisa Herbert
Surname
Orpen
Married name
Alicia Louisa Herbert Wallace
Birth December 30, 1854 28 22

Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Rosetta LUCAS (1873), VAB MHG L115/1873, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-DRX3-VLZ?i=370&cat=195564 : accessed 13 Oct 2018
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Text:

b. 30 Dec 1855

Note: Burke's gives her birth year as 1855, while her mother's death notice indicates 1854
Death of a paternal grandfatherCharles Edward Herbert Orpen
April 21, 1856 (Age 15 months) Age: 64 years 5 months 21 days
Address: The Hill, Port Elizabeth
Text:

20 APR 1856

Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Charles Edward Herbert ORPEN (1856), MOOC 6/9/74 #3858, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-C9BG-L?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZN%3A1598082371 : 28 September 2018), 007844938 > image 1893 of 2120; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 12 Apr 2020
Birth of a brotherConolly d'Arcy d'Erpingham Orpen
September 5, 1858 (Age 3 years)

Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Rosetta LUCAS (1873), VAB MHG L115/1873, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-DRX3-VLZ?i=370&cat=195564 : accessed 13 Oct 2018
Text:

b. 15 Sept. 1858

Note: Burke's gives his birthday as 15 Sep, while his mother's death notice indicates 5 Sep
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 2 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Citation details: http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
Birth of a sisterEulalie Theodora Ida Orpen
September 7, 1860 (Age 5 years)

Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Rosetta LUCAS (1873), VAB MHG L115/1873, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-DRX3-VLZ?i=370&cat=195564 : accessed 13 Oct 2018
Birth of a sisterRosa Isidore Evangeline Orpen
June 24, 1863 (Age 8 years)

Death of a sisterRosa Isidore Evangeline Orpen
July 3, 1863 (Age 8 years)

Birth of a brotherEmanuel Isidore Orpen
July 22, 1864 (Age 9 years)

Death of a brotherEmanuel Isidore Orpen
August 5, 1864 (Age 9 years)

War from April 1861 to May 1865 (Age 6 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
Birth of a brotherCharles Evelyn Claremont Orpen
October 14, 1865 (Age 10 years)
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Rosetta LUCAS (1873), VAB MHG L115/1873, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-DRX3-VLZ?i=370&cat=195564 : accessed 13 Oct 2018
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Charles Evelyn Claremont ORPEN (1923), MOOC 6/9/2496 #1973/1923, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BY-1SCK-3?cc=2517051&wc=WVWM-9KJ%3A1598032469 : 11 October 2018), 007731734 > image 241 of 805; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 13 Oct 2018
Citation details: Gravestone: Charles Evelyn Claremont ORPEN (1865-1923), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=3165848 : accessed 13 Oct 2018
Economic Event 1865 (Age 10 years)
Source: Wikipedia
Note: Economic depression
Economic Event 1867 (Age 12 years)
Source: Wikipedia
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
Birth of a brotherArthur Beverley Morris Orpen
September 30, 1868 (Age 13 years)

Death of a paternal grandmotherAlicia Frances Sirr
December 4, 1868 (Age 13 years) Age: 74 years
Address: Own house, Lawrence Street, Grahamstown
Text:

04 DEC 1869

Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Alicia Frances SIRR (1868), MOOC 6/9/125 #4836, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-MS3M-8?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZK%3A1598082376 : 12 September 2017), 007844943 > image 2143 of 2192; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 12 Apr 2020
Death of a brotherArthur Beverley Morris Orpen
June 6, 1869 (Age 14 years)

Birth of a brotherLionel Edward Orpen
February 23, 1871 (Age 16 years)

Death of a brotherLionel Edward Orpen
October 12, 1871 (Age 16 years)

Death of a motherRosetta “Rosa” Lucas
September 17, 1873 (Age 18 years)
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Rosetta LUCAS (1873), VAB MHG L115/1873, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-DRX3-VLZ?i=370&cat=195564 : accessed 13 Oct 2018
Citation details: Gravestone: Rosa ORPEN (1832-1873), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=312705 : accessed 13 Oct 2018
Economic Event September 1873 (Age 18 years)
Source: Wikipedia
Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (Age 25 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: First Boer War
Death of a fatherCharles Sirr Orpen
August 4, 1887 (Age 32 years)
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Charles Sirr ORPEN (1887), VAB MHG #O160/1887, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99LW-P94F-C?i=1706&cat=195564 : accessed 13 Oct 2018
Death of a sisterEulalie Theodora Ida Orpen
May 16, 1889 (Age 34 years)

Epidemic February 1, 1901 (Age 46 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town
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.
Economic Event 1881 (Age 26 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 31 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.
War from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (Age 44 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Second Boer War
Historical Event from 1854 to 1902

Source: Wikipedia
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 49 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg
Epidemic 1906 (Age 51 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa
Historical Event May 31, 1910 (Age 55 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Union of South Africa established
Epidemic 1912 (Age 57 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 59 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: World War I
Epidemic 1918 (Age 63 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
Death of a brotherCharles Evelyn Claremont Orpen
July 30, 1923 (Age 68 years) Age: 57 years 9 months
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Charles Evelyn Claremont ORPEN (1923), MOOC 6/9/2496 #1973/1923, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BY-1SCK-3?cc=2517051&wc=WVWM-9KJ%3A1598032469 : 11 October 2018), 007731734 > image 241 of 805; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 13 Oct 2018
Citation details: Gravestone: Charles Evelyn Claremont ORPEN (1865-1923), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=3165848 : accessed 13 Oct 2018
Economic Event October 1929 (Age 74 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
War from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (Age 84 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: World War II
Historical Event February 14, 1961 (Age 106 years)
Source: Wikipedia
Note: Decimalisation of currency replaces the South African pound with the South African rand
Historical Event May 31, 1961 (Age 106 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: South Africa becomes a republic
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    1. Alicia Louisa Herbert Orpen, daughter of Charles Sirr Orpen and Rosetta “Rosa” Lucas, was born on December 30, 1854.