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Hercules Johannes du ToitAge: 70 years18541924

Name
Hercules Johannes du Toit
Given names
Hercules Johannes
Surname
du Toit
Birth calculated July 1854 43 37

Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Herculaas Johannes DU TOIT (1924), TAB MHG #57229, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSS4-KS85-3?cc=2520237&wc=Q6VB-BRK%3A1590242785 : 14 February 2019), 007819160 > image 1407 of 2503; Pietermaritzburg Archives (formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 25 Apr 2020
MarriageJohanna Richardina StearView this family

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: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Herculaas Johannes DU TOIT (1924), TAB MHG #57229, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSS4-KS85-3?cc=2520237&wc=Q6VB-BRK%3A1590242785 : 14 February 2019), 007819160 > image 1407 of 2503; Pietermaritzburg Archives (formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 25 Apr 2020
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 2 years)

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Citation details: http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
Death of a paternal grandmotherElsie Susanna Grobbelaar
November 29, 1862 (Age 8 years)
Publication: Vol. 13, T-U (2006) ISBN: 0-7972-1086-5
Citation details: du Toit, p273, a1b6c7d1e1.
Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Grobbelaar, p559, b6c1d4.
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
Economic Event 1865 (Age 10 years)
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Note: Economic depression
Economic Event 1867 (Age 12 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 19 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
Marriage of a parentAlbertus Hendrik Adriaan du ToitMagdalena Catharina Gesina BritsView this family
September 11, 1879 (Age 25 years)
Publication: Vol. 13, T-U (2006) ISBN: 0-7972-1086-5
Citation details: du Toit, p273, a1b6c7d1e1f4.
Marriage of a parentAlbertus Hendrik Adriaan du ToitAnna Catharina VenterView this family
after 1879 (Age 24 years)

Publication: Vol. 13, T-U (2006) ISBN: 0-7972-1086-5
Citation details: du Toit, p273, a1b6c7d1e1f4.
War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (Age 26 years)

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Note: First Boer War
Death of a fatherAlbertus Hendrik Adriaan du Toit
March 14, 1885 (Age 30 years)
Publication: Vol. 13, T-U (2006) ISBN: 0-7972-1086-5
Citation details: du Toit, p273, a1b6c7d1e1f4.
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 (Age 26 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 31 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 46 years)

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Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town
War from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (Age 45 years)

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Note: Second Boer War
Epidemic February 1904 (Age 49 years)

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

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

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Note: Union of South Africa established
Epidemic 1912 (Age 57 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 60 years)

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Note: World War I
Epidemic 1918 (Age 63 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 December 11, 1924 (Age 70 years) Age: 70 years 5 months
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Death notice: Herculaas Johannes DU TOIT (1924), TAB MHG #57229, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSS4-KS85-3?cc=2520237&wc=Q6VB-BRK%3A1590242785 : 14 February 2019), 007819160 > image 1407 of 2503; Pietermaritzburg Archives (formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 25 Apr 2020
  1. Generation 1
    1. Hercules Johannes du Toit, son of Albertus Hendrik Adriaan du Toit and Barbara Jacomina Magrietha Viljoen, was born calculated July 1854 and died on December 11, 1924 in Blauwboschkuil, Wolmaransstad, North West Province. He married Johanna Richardina Stear (fourth cousin once removed ascending), daughter of John Richard Stear and Maria Susanna Theron, in Boshof, Free State.