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Maria Susanna StearAge: 88 years18511939

Name
Maria Susanna Stear
Given names
Maria Susanna
Surname
Stear
Married name
Maria Susanna Botha
Birth April 30, 1851 27 25

Citation details: Gravestone: Maria Susanna STEAR (1851-1939), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=2742055 : accessed 11 Dec 2019
Birth of a sisterBarbara Wilhelmina Stear
October 14, 1855 (Age 4 years)
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Barbara Wilhelmina STEAR (1934), TAB MHG #86263, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSSD-P4GL?cc=2520237&wc=Q6VB-BYF%3A1590242847 : 16 December 2016), 007820965 > image 1784 of 2138; Pietermaritzburg Archives (formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 11 Dec 2019
Citation details: Gravestone: Barbara Wilhelmina STEAR (1855-1934), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=2469263 : accessed 11 Dec 2019
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 5 years)

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Citation details: http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
MarriageMarthinus Christoffel BothaView this family
February 16, 1865 (Age 13 years)
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Distribution account: Estate of Maria Susanna STEAR born THERON (1890), VAB MHG T242, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9LW-J9D3-Q?i=657&cat=195564 : accessed 11 Dec 2019
Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Botha, p377, b4c9d2e1f2g2.
War from April 1861 to May 1865 (Age 9 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
War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (Age 29 years)

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Note: First Boer War
Death of a husbandMarthinus Christoffel Botha
October 20, 1888 (Age 37 years)

Publication: Vol. 1, A-C (1986) ISBN: 0-7969-0370-0
Citation details: Botha, p377, b4c9d2e1f2g2.
Death of a motherMaria Susanna Theron
February 20, 1890 (Age 38 years) Age: 64 years
Publication: Hugenote Genealogiereeks no. 2, Hugenote-Vereniging van Suid-Afrika, Franschhoek, 2009
Citation details: Deel 2, p283, b4c5d6e7.
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: Mari Susanna TERON (1890), VAB MHG T242, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9LW-J989-4?i=654&cat=195564 : accessed 12 Dec 2019
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Mari Susanna TERON (1890), TAB O/5317, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS92-C3ZR-3?cc=2520237&wc=Q6NX-TMS%3A1590242346 : 14 February 2019), 007805510 > image 311 of 969; Pietermaritzburg Archives (formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 12 Dec 2019
Epidemic February 1, 1901 (Age 49 years)

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Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town
War from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (Age 48 years)

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Note: Second Boer War
Historical Event from 1852 to 1902 (Age 8 months)

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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 (Age 2 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
Economic Event 1865 (Age 13 years)
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Note: Economic depression
Economic Event 1867 (Age 15 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 22 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
Economic Event 1881 (Age 29 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 34 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.
Marriage of a siblingPetrus Hermanus PretoriusBarbara Wilhelmina StearView this family
February 15, 1904 (Age 52 years)
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Barbara Wilhelmina STEAR (1934), TAB MHG #86263, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSSD-P4GL?cc=2520237&wc=Q6VB-BYF%3A1590242847 : 16 December 2016), 007820965 > image 1784 of 2138; Pietermaritzburg Archives (formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 11 Dec 2019
Publication: Vol. 8, Pi-Q (2002) ISBN: 0-7972-0949-2
Citation details: Pretorius, p390, b3c7d1e1f3g3.
Epidemic February 1904 (Age 52 years)

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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg
Epidemic 1906 (Age 54 years)

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Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa
Death of a fatherJohn Richard Stear
November 13, 1909 (Age 58 years) Age: 85 years
Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984-1993
Citation details: Death notice: John Richard STEAR (1909), VAB MHG S3394, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99LW-5HJ7?cat=195564 : accessed 10 Dec 2019
Historical Event May 31, 1910 (Age 59 years)

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Note: Union of South Africa established
Epidemic 1912 (Age 60 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 63 years)

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Note: World War I
Epidemic 1918 (Age 66 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 78 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
Death of a sisterBarbara Wilhelmina Stear
August 8, 1934 (Age 83 years) Age: 78 years 10 months
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Barbara Wilhelmina STEAR (1934), TAB MHG #86263, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSSD-P4GL?cc=2520237&wc=Q6VB-BYF%3A1590242847 : 16 December 2016), 007820965 > image 1784 of 2138; Pietermaritzburg Archives (formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 11 Dec 2019
Citation details: Gravestone: Barbara Wilhelmina STEAR (1855-1934), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=2469263 : accessed 11 Dec 2019
War from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (Age 88 years)

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Note: World War II
Death November 27, 1939 (Age 88 years)

Citation details: Gravestone: Maria Susanna STEAR (1851-1939), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=2742055 : accessed 11 Dec 2019
Burial
Citation details: Gravestone: Maria Susanna STEAR (1851-1939), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=2742055 : accessed 11 Dec 2019
  1. Generation 1
    1. Maria Susanna Stear, daughter of John Richard Stear and Maria Susanna Theron, was born on April 30, 1851 and died on November 27, 1939 at the age of 88. She married Marthinus Christoffel Botha (great-aunt’s aunt’s great-grandson), son of Adam Botha and Susanna Catharina Jänecke, on February 16, 1865 in George, Western Cape. He was born on May 21, 1842 and died on October 20, 1888 at the age of 46.