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Martha Sophia Viljoen1862

Martha Sophia Viljoen
Given names
Martha Sophia
Married name
Martha Sophia Brits
Birth calculated 1862

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Citation details: Marriage: Philippus Arnoldus BRITS and Martha Sophia VILJOEN (1881), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C95S-B9XP-L?cc=1910846&wc=39ZN-GPD%3A183083201%2C183129501%2C1559164501 : 4 November 2016), Free State > Brandfort > Marriages 1875-1901 > image 56 of 452; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 30 Nov 2019
War from April 1861 to May 1865

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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.
Economic Event 1865 (Age 3 years)
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Note: Economic depression
Economic Event 1867 (Age 5 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 11 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (Age 18 years)

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Note: First Boer War
MarriagePhilippus Arnoldus BritsView this family
April 25, 1881 (Age 19 years) Husband: 19 Wife: 19
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Citation details: Marriage: Philippus Arnoldus BRITS and Martha Sophia VILJOEN (1881), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C95S-B9XP-L?cc=1910846&wc=39ZN-GPD%3A183083201%2C183129501%2C1559164501 : 4 November 2016), Free State > Brandfort > Marriages 1875-1901 > image 56 of 452; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 30 Nov 2019
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
Economic Event 1881 (Age 19 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 24 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 39 years)

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Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town
War from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (Age 37 years)

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Note: Second Boer War
Epidemic February 1904 (Age 42 years)

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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg
Epidemic 1906 (Age 44 years)

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Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa
Historical Event May 31, 1910 (Age 48 years)

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Note: Union of South Africa established
Epidemic 1912 (Age 50 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 52 years)

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Note: World War I
Epidemic 1918 (Age 56 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
Death of a husbandPhilippus Arnoldus Brits
February 10, 1919 (Age 57 years) Age: 57 years 8 months
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Philippus Arnoldus BRITS (1919), VAB MHG B4645, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939J-DN33-CK?i=561&cc=3040532 : accessed 30 Nov 2019
Economic Event October 1929 (Age 67 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 77 years)

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Note: World War II
Historical Event February 14, 1961 (Age 99 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 99 years)

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Note: South Africa becomes a republic
  1. Generation 1
    1. Martha Sophia Viljoen was born calculated 1862. She married Philippus Arnoldus Brits, son of Gert Roelof Brits and Maria Jacoba Meybürgh, on April 25, 1881 in Brandfort, Free State. He was born on June 2, 1861 in Dist. Bloemfontein, Free State and died on February 10, 1919 in Doornpan, Dist. Boshof, Free State at the age of 57.