William Smith, 18831975 (aged 92 years)

Name
William /Smith/
Given names
William
Surname
Smith
Birth 1883
Citation details: Marriage: William SMITH and Daphne Eugenie NAUDE (1910), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BP-Q9TD-4?cc=2821281 : 18 March 2022), > image 1 of 1; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 23 Mar 2022
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CAL 1884

Citation details: Birth: William SMITH (1883), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=SCOT%2FMORAYPEOPLE%2F261000 : accessed 23 Mar 2022
Occupation
iron moulder

Citation details: Marriage: William SMITH and Daphne Eugenie NAUDE (1910), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BP-Q9TD-4?cc=2821281 : 18 March 2022), > image 1 of 1; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 23 Mar 2022
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Ironmoulder

Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 18 years)

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Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town.
War
Second Boer War
from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (aged 19 years)

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Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 19 years)

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Note: The South African Republic (Dutch: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, ZAR), often referred to as the Trans…

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
Orange Free State
from 1854 to 1902 (aged 19 years)

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Note: The Orange Free State (Dutch: Oranje-Vrijstaat, Afrikaans: Oranje-Vrystaat) was an independent Boer…

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
Gold discovered
1886 (aged 3 years)
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Note: Discovery of the Main Reef in Witwatersrand. Gold rushes to Pilgrim's Rest and Barberton were precur…

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
Pneumonic plague
February 1904 (aged 21 years)

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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg.
Epidemic
Tuberculosis
1906 (aged 23 years)

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Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa.
Residence before March 28, 1910 (aged 27 years)
Citation details: Marriage: William SMITH and Daphne Eugenie NAUDE (1910), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BP-Q9TD-4?cc=2821281 : 18 March 2022), > image 1 of 1; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 23 Mar 2022
MarriageDaphne Eugenie NaudéView this family
March 29, 1910 (aged 27 years) Husband: 26 years Wife: 23 years
Citation details: Marriage: William SMITH and Daphne Eugenie NAUDE (1910), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BP-Q9TD-4?cc=2821281 : 18 March 2022), > image 1 of 1; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 23 Mar 2022
Historical Event
Union of South Africa
May 31, 1910 (aged 27 years)

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Note: Union of South Africa established.
Epidemic
Smallpox
1912 (aged 29 years)

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Note: Smallpox outbreaks: The outbreak of smallpox is reported in the Malay Location, Johannesburg and cas…

Smallpox outbreaks: The outbreak of smallpox is reported in the Malay Location, Johannesburg and cases of smallpox are discovered in Durban.

War
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 35 years)

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Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 35 years)

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Wikipedia

Note: An estimated 500,000 people die from the Spanish flu epidemic in South Africa, the fifth hardest hit…

An estimated 500,000 people die from the Spanish flu epidemic in South Africa, the fifth hardest hit country in the world.

Prime minister
Louis Botha
from May 31, 1910 to August 27, 1919 (aged 36 years)

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Prime minister
Jan Christiaan Smuts
from September 3, 1919 to June 30, 1924 (aged 41 years)

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Economic Event
Wall Street Crash
October 1929 (aged 46 years)

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Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression i…

The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century.

Prime minister
James Barry Munnik Hertzog
from June 30, 1924 to September 5, 1939 (aged 56 years)

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War
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 62 years)

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Prime minister
Jan Christiaan Smuts
from September 5, 1939 to June 4, 1948 (aged 65 years)

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Prime minister
Daniel Francois Malan
from June 4, 1948 to November 30, 1954 (aged 71 years)

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Prime minister
Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom
from November 30, 1954 to August 24, 1958 (aged 75 years)

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Economic Event
Rand adopted
February 14, 1961 (aged 78 years)
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Note: Decimalisation of currency replaces the South African pound with the South African rand.
Historical Event
Republic of South Africa
May 31, 1961 (aged 78 years)

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Note: South Africa becomes a republic.
Prime minister
Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd
from September 2, 1958 to September 6, 1966 (aged 83 years)

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Prime minister
Balthazar Johannes Vorster
from September 13, 1966 to October 2, 1978 (3 years after death)

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Death 1975 (aged 92 years)

Citation details: Gravestone: William SMITH (1883-1975) and Daphne Eugenie SMITH (1886-1976), https://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=2701161 : accessed 24 Mar 2022
Burial
Address: Memorial wall, Main cemetery, Margate
Citation details: Gravestone: William SMITH (1883-1975) and Daphne Eugenie SMITH (1886-1976), https://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=2701161 : accessed 24 Mar 2022