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Thomas BlewettAge: 74 years18811956

Name
Thomas Blewett
Given names
Thomas
Surname
Blewett
Birth January 16, 1881 33 31
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2 months old on 3 April 1881

War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881

Source: Wikipedia
Note: First Boer War
Census April 3, 1881 (Age 2 months)
Census April 5, 1891 (Age 10 years)
Occupation
Carpenter
1901 (Age 19 years)

Epidemic February 1, 1901 (Age 20 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town
Census March 31, 1901 (Age 20 years)
Citation details: Census: John T BLEWETT and household (1901), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1901/0013680163 : accessed 20 Sep 2020
War from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (Age 18 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
Economic Event 1881
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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 4 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 1904 (Age 23 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg
Epidemic 1906 (Age 24 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa
Historical Event May 31, 1910 (Age 29 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Union of South Africa established
Emigration September 7, 1912 (Age 31 years)
Occupation
Timberman
1912 (Age 30 years)

Epidemic 1912 (Age 30 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
Birth of a son
#1
John Thomas “Jack” Blewett
calculated 1914 (Age 32 years)

Note: Calculated from age at death
Marriage of a siblingJames Bodinnar BlewettBeatrice WhitfordView this family
January 6, 1915 (Age 33 years) Husband: 40 years Wife: 26 years
Publication: database, FamilySearch
Citation details: Marriage: James Bodiner BLEWETT and Beatrice WHITFORD (1915), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91V-TS6S-B?cc=2727134 : 27 September 2019), > image 1 of 1; Citing NARS "Civil registration (marriages - coloureds), Transvaal and Swaziland, 1898-1927." The National Archives and Records Service of South Africa, Pretoria : accessed 20 Sep 2020
Death of a motherElizabeth “Bessie” Bodinnar
May 1, 1918 (Age 37 years) Age: 68
Address: Sheffield Road Cemetery, Cornwall
War from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (Age 33 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: World War I
Epidemic 1918 (Age 36 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
Birth of a son
#2
Richard Pentreath “Dick” Blewett
March 16, 1926 (Age 45 years)
Publication: database, FamilySearch
Citation details: Marriage: Richard Pentreath BLEWETT and Marjorie Ensor Rose CURGENVEN (1949), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS27-HQ76-L?cc=2821281 : 28 January 2021), > image 1 of 1; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 28 Feb 2021
Economic Event October 1929 (Age 48 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
Birth of a son
#3
James Bodinar “Jimmy” Blewett
April 21, 1930 (Age 49 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Thomas Blewett
June 5, 1936 (Age 55 years)

Publication: Newspaper
Citation details: 1936, June 11, p11
Publication: Record transcription
Burial of a fatherJohn Thomas Blewett
calculated June 7, 1936 (Age 55 years)
Address: Sheffield Road Cemetery, Paul, Cornwall
Publication: Newspaper
Citation details: 1936, June 11, p11
Funeral notice: John Thomas BLEWETT (1936)
Funeral notice: John Thomas BLEWETT (1936)

Birth of a grandson
#1
Trevor Mervyn Blewett
April 20, 1945 (Age 64 years)

Citation details: Trevor Mervyn BLEWETT, Estate file: 008055/2010
Citation details: Trevor Mervyn BLEWETT, B023/L12
War from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (Age 58 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: World War II
Death of a wifeAmelia Miriam Lovering
June 19, 1947 (Age 66 years) Age: 59 years 7 months
Citation details: Death notice: Amelia Miriam LOVERING (1947), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-14684-30388-34?cc=1837900&wc=M6LS-CWG:163032901,163186001 : accessed 28 December 2014), Death registers > 1942-1947, Vol. 76 > image 199 of 283; National Archives, Harare.
Citation details: Death registration: Amelia Miriam BLEWETT (1947), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBQ-4L3Q : 2 May 2016), Amelia Miriam Blewett, 19 Jun 1947; citing Death, Salisbury, Zimbabwe, National Archives, Harare; FHL microfilm 1,145,024 : accessed 10 Dec 2016
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Salisbury, Rhodesia

Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Amelia Miriam LOVERING (1947), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS37-K98C-H?cc=2520237&wc=Q6VB-B11%3A1590242971 : 6 April 2020), 007830332 > image 1707 of 2736; Pietermaritzburg Archives (formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 20 Sep 2020
Death of a brotherJames Bodinnar Blewett
about 1955 (Age 73 years)

Publication: National Archives of South Africa
Citation details: Estate file: James Bodinar BLEWETT (1955-1976), NAB MSCE #480/1955
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Description: BLEWETT, JAMES BODINAR. BORN IN CORNWALL. S/SP BLEWETT, BEATRICE. (BORN WHITFORD). SINCE DECEASED, EST. NO.

Starting: 1955 Ending: 1976

Death 1956 (Age 74 years)

  1. Generation 1
    1. Thomas Blewett, carpenter (in 1901) and timberman (in 1912), son of John Thomas Blewett and Elizabeth “Bessie” Bodinnar, was born on January 16, 1881 in Paul, Penzance, Cornwall, England and died in 1956 at the age of 74. He married Amelia Miriam Lovering, daughter of John Lovering and Mary Ann Winser.

      Children of Thomas Blewett and Amelia Miriam Lovering:

      1. John Thomas “Jack” Blewett (19141983)
      2. Private
      3. Richard Pentreath “Dick” Blewett (19261980)
      4. James Bodinar “Jimmy” Blewett (19301985)
      5. Private
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. John Thomas “Jack” Blewett, son of Thomas Blewett and Amelia Miriam Lovering, was born calculated 1914 and died in 1983. He married Nell Lee Williams, daughter of James Herbert Williams and Alice Mary Gietzmann.

      John Thomas “Jack” Blewett and Nell Lee Williams had 4 children.

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    3. Richard Pentreath “Dick” Blewett, student (in 1949) and surveyor (to 1980), son of Thomas Blewett and Amelia Miriam Lovering, was born on March 16, 1926 in Randfontein, Gauteng and died on December 29, 1980 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal at the age of 54.

      Richard Pentreath “Dick” Blewett had 3 children.

    4. James Bodinar “Jimmy” Blewett

      James Bodinar “Jimmy” Blewett, son of Thomas Blewett and Amelia Miriam Lovering, was born on April 21, 1930 in Benoni, Gauteng and died on May 28, 1985 in Cape Town, Western Cape at the age of 55.

      James Bodinar “Jimmy” Blewett had 2 children.

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    6. Trevor Mervyn Blewett, valuer, son of Private and Private, was born on April 20, 1945 and died on May 7, 2010 in Hermanus, Western Cape at the age of 65. He married Beatrix Ethel “Trixie” Mann.

      Trevor Mervyn Blewett and Beatrix Ethel “Trixie” Mann had 2 children.

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