Willem Jacobus Cloete, 18721937 (aged 65 years)

Willem Jacobus CLOETE (c. 1915)
Name
Willem Jacobus /Cloete/
Given names
Willem Jacobus
Surname
Cloete
Citation details: Death notice: Johanna Sophia BURGER (1877), MOOC 6/9/162 #4845, http://www.eggsa.org/documents/main.php?g2_itemId=231232 : accessed 30 October 2015
Birth June 5, 1872 26 21
Citation details: Death registration Willem Jacobus CLOETE: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-159394-179887-91?cc=1779109 : accessed 17 October 2015), 1937 > Barkly East > image 91 of 200; National Archives, Pretoria.
Date of entry in original source: November 1, 1937
Text:
  1. Birthplace Graaff Reinet, Cape Province
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: Death notice: Johanna Sophia BURGERS (1877), MOOC 6/9/162 #4845/1877, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQN-X4DZ?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZY%3A1598082381 : 12 September 2017), 007844948 > image 1945 of 2181; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 3 Nov 2018
Economic Event
Gold discovered
September 1873 (aged 1 year)
Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field. Source: Wikipedia
Death of a motherJohanna Sophia Burgers
December 22, 1877 (aged 5 years) Age: 27 years 3 months
Citation details: Death notice: Johanna Sophia BURGERS (1877), MOOC 6/9/162 #4845/1877, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQN-X4DZ?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZY%3A1598082381 : 12 September 2017), 007844948 > image 1945 of 2181; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 3 Nov 2018
Marriage of a parentCornelius Willem Petrus Lang Kerneels CloeteFrancina Elizabeth CloeteView this family
April 18, 1878 (aged 5 years)
Citation details: Death notice: Cornelius Willem Petrus CLOETE (1929), MOOC 6/9/3624 #24488/1929, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91Q-HSR1-J?i=891&cat=331262 : accessed 18 Feb 2017, image 892/1527
Text:

AFT 1877

Citation details: Death notice: Francina Elizabeth CLOETE (1921), MOOC 6/9.2202 #3585, "South Africa, Cape Province, Probate Records of the Master of the High Court, 1834-1989," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BB-KSY5-N?cc=2517051&wc=WVWM-9K1%3A1598032435 : 11 October 2018), 007731710 > image 725 of 749; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 14 Jan 2020
Citation details: Marriage: Cornelis Willem Petrus CLOETE and Fransina Elizabeth CLOETE (1878), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-43L1-T?i=263&cat=244034 : accessed 15 Jan 2020
War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 8 years)

Note: Source: Wikipedia
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 8 years)
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. Source: Wikipedia
Death of a paternal grandfatherDaniel Francois Cloete
December 12, 1883 (aged 11 years) Age: 66 years 10 months
Citation details: Death notice: Daniel Francois CLOETE (1883), MOOC 6/9/203 #7781, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ6-L5PH?i=2100&cat=331262 : accessed 20 Feb 2017
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1886 (aged 13 years)
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. Source: Wikipedia
Death of a paternal grandmotherHester Aletta Burger
September 18, 1888 (aged 16 years) Age: 68 years 10 months
Citation details: Death notice: Hester Aletta BURGER (1888), MOOC 6/9/260 #1698/1888, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-XYWR?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8S%3A1598082389 : 28 September 2018), 007844957 > image 1990 of 2064; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 3 Nov 2018
Death of a maternal grandfatherWillem Jacobus Burgers
May 8, 1892 (aged 19 years) Age: 64 years 3 months

Citation details: Pienaar, p45, b2c5d7e7f3.
Citation details: Burger, p502, b2c2d2e2f12.
Death of a brotherDaniel Francois Cloete
between May 30, 1894 and May 31, 1894 (aged 21 years)
Citation details: Death notice: Daniel Francois CLOETE (1894), MOOC 6/9/330 #1505, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ8-7SGQ-C?mode=g&i=850&cat=331262 image 851/2000 : accessed 3 March 2017
Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 28 years)

Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town. Source: Wikipedia
War
Second Boer War
from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (aged 29 years)

Note: Source: Wikipedia
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 29 years)

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. Source: Wikipedia
Historical Event
Orange Free State
from 1854 to 1902 (aged 29 years)

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. Source: Wikipedia
Epidemic
Pneumonic plague
February 1904 (aged 31 years)

Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg. Source: Wikipedia
Death of a wifeJacoba Ritchie Erlank
July 30, 1904 (aged 32 years) Age: 33 years 11 months
Address: Smith Street, Barkly East
Citation details: b4c1d12
Citation details: Death registration Jacoba Ritchie ERLANK: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-9728-5415-34?cc=1779109&wc=31DM-T36:139964701,140029801 : accessed 24 September 2015), 1904 > Barkly East > image 78 of 125; National Archives, Pretoria.
Citation details: Death notice: Jacoba Ritchie ERLANK (1904), MOOC 6/9/506 #2460/1904, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ8-W9B4-B?mode=g&i=1076&cat=331262 image 1077/2096 : accessed 22 Feb 2017
Note: Gravestone gives 29 July, while all other sources give 30 July.
Death of a daughterSophia Ritche Cloete
April 15, 1905 (aged 32 years)
Cause: Membranous croup
Citation details: Death registration Sophia Ritchie CLOETE: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-21988-26313-44?cc=1779109&wc=31DH-YWP:139965001,140029801 : accessed 24 September 2015), 1905 > Barkly East > image 39 of 144; National Archives, Pretoria.
Note: Child living with grandparents at time of death
Epidemic
Tuberculosis
1906 (aged 33 years)

Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa. Source: Wikipedia
MarriageCornelia Susanna Nellie WesselsView this family
April 25, 1907 (aged 34 years)
Citation details: Death notice: Willem Jacobus CLOETE (1937), MOOC 6/9/4997 #56972/1937, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91Q-93F5-Z?i=584&cat=331262 : accessed 20 Feb 2017 image 585/1542
Citation details: Marriage: Cornelia Susanna WESSELS and Willem Jacobus CLOETE (1907), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9QG-RQVN?cc=1910846&wc=39ZF-GPF%3A183083201%2C1301774502%2C1301774601 : 4 November 2016), Free State > Winburg > Marriages 1883-1899 1903-1904 1902-1955 > image 702 of 1280; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 16 Oct 2018
Historical Event
Union of South Africa
May 31, 1910 (aged 37 years)

Note: Union of South Africa established. Source: Wikipedia
Epidemic
Smallpox
1912 (aged 39 years)

Note: Smallpox outbreaks: The outbreak of smallpox is reported in the Malay Location, Johannesburg and cases of smallpox are discovered in Durban. Source: Wikipedia
War
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 46 years)

Note: Source: Wikipedia
Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 45 years)

Note: An estimated 500,000 people die from the Spanish flu epidemic in South Africa, the fifth hardest hit country in the world. Source: Wikipedia
Birth of a grandsonJacobus Andreas James Reeders
February 18, 1927 (aged 54 years)

Citation details: Jacobus Andreas 'James' Reeders: http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=4071076: accessed 29 Sep 2018
Citation details: Jacobus Andreas REEDERS, R005/M14/#2
Death of a fatherCornelius Willem Petrus Lang Kerneels Cloete
October 23, 1929 (aged 57 years)
Cause: diabetes, senility
Citation details: Death registration Cornelius Willem Petrus CLOETE: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-22056-65711-89?cc=1779109 : accessed 28 September 2015), 1929 > Barkly East > image 96 of 111; National Archives, Pretoria.
Date of entry in original source: October 28, 1929
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Death notice: Cornelius Willem Petrus CLOETE (1929), MOOC 6/9/3624 #24488/1929, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91Q-HSR1-J?i=891&cat=331262 : accessed 18 Feb 2017, image 892/1527
Economic Event
Wall Street Crash
October 1929 (aged 57 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century. Source: Wikipedia
Death of a sonJannie Cloete
before 1933 (aged 60 years) Age: ~15

Cause: Het aan sy hart gely
Note: Op 'n jong leeftyd oorlede.
Birth of a grandsonGert Cloete Delport
January 24, 1935 (aged 62 years)

Citation details: Gert Cloete DELPORT, Estate file: 020688/2010
Citation details: Gert Cloete DELPORT, D015/E10
Death of a half-brotherChristiaan Cornelius Cloete
July 16, 1935 (aged 63 years) Age: 53 years 5 months
Citation details: Death notice: Christiaan Cornelius CLOETE (1935), VAB MHG #26916, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-6FDS-WSW?i=2299&cat=195564 : accessed 14 Jan 2020
Death of a brotherPieter John Cloete
July 7, 1937 (aged 65 years) Age: 63 years 3 months
Address: Frontier Hospital, Queenstown
Citation details: Death notice: Pieter John CLOETE (1937), MOOC 6/9/4939 #55408, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C913-1K3M?i=876&cat=331262, image 877/1582 : accessed 21 Feb 2017
Burial of a fatherCornelius Willem Petrus Lang Kerneels Cloete

Death November 1, 1937 (aged 65 years) Age: 65 years 4 months 25 days
Cause of death: haemorrhage of the brain and shock as the result of a motor car accident on the night of the 30/10/37
Citation details: Death registration Willem Jacobus CLOETE: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-159394-179887-91?cc=1779109 : accessed 17 October 2015), 1937 > Barkly East > image 91 of 200; National Archives, Pretoria.
Date of entry in original source: November 1, 1937
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Death notice: Willem Jacobus CLOETE (1937), MOOC 6/9/4997 #56972/1937, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91Q-93F5-Z?i=584&cat=331262 : accessed 20 Feb 2017 image 585/1542