Joan Townsend, 19081972 (aged 64 years)

Name
Joan /Townsend/
Given names
Joan
Surname
Townsend
Name
Joan /Fairhead/
Type
married name
Birth May 8, 1908 40 31

Citation details: Death notice: William Dodds TOWNSEND (1918), MOOC 6/9/1370 #406, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91S-FQG5-Q?i=98&cat=331262 image 99/707 : accessed 26 Feb 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Blore Townsend
March 10, 1910 (aged 1 year) Age: 71 years 10 months
Address: Adderley Street, Bedford
Citation details: Death notice: William Dodds TOWNSEND (1918), MOOC 6/9/1370 #406, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91S-FQG5-Q?i=98&cat=331262 image 99/707 : accessed 26 Feb 2017
Text:

Father: William Blore Townsend - Deceased

Citation details: Death notice: William Blore TOWNSEND (1910), MOOC 6/9/639 #812, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-8XK2?mode=g&i=752&cat=331262 image 753/2183 : accessed 26 Feb 2017
Date of entry in original source: March 12, 1910
Quality of data: primary evidence
Historical Event
Union of South Africa
May 31, 1910 (aged 2 years)

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Note: Union of South Africa established.
Epidemic
Smallpox
1912 (aged 3 years)

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Wikipedia

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.

Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn Dewar
March 18, 1915 (aged 6 years) Age: 70 years 4 months
Citation details: Death notice: John DEWAR (1915), MOOC 6/9/781 #828/1915, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSSQ-9QS8-J?i=89&cat=331262 : accessed 25 Dec 2018
Death of a fatherWilliam Dodds Townsend
October 28, 1918 (aged 10 years) Age: 51 years 2 months
Citation details: The Daily Representative 27 April 1932 transcribed http://www.eggsa.org/newspapers/index.php/daily-representative/251-the-daily-representative-1932-2-april-june : accessed 9 July 2016
Text:

Wednesday, April 27, 1932

Marriage FAIRHEAD-TOWNSEND.- Married at St. Columba’s Church, Queenstown, by the Rev. R. RUSSELL, M.A., on Saturday, the 23rd April, 1932, Harry Talbot, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. FAIRHEAD, of Bain’s Vlei, Bloemfontein, to Joan, youngest daughter of Mrs. And the late Mr. W.D. TOWNSEND, of the Ridgeways, Queenstown.

Citation details: Death notice: William Dodds TOWNSEND (1918), MOOC 6/9/1370 #406, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91S-FQG5-Q?i=98&cat=331262 image 99/707 : accessed 26 Feb 2017
Date of entry in original source: November 6, 1918
Text:

Age of the deceased 51 years 2 1/2 months

Quality of data: primary evidence
War
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 10 years)

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Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 9 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 11 years)

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Prime minister
Jan Christiaan Smuts
from September 3, 1919 to June 30, 1924 (aged 16 years)

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Economic Event
Wall Street Crash
October 1929 (aged 21 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 31 years)

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War
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 37 years)

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Prime minister
Jan Christiaan Smuts
from September 5, 1939 to June 4, 1948 (aged 40 years)

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Death of a motherFlora Campbell Dewar
June 16, 1952 (aged 44 years) Age: 75 years

Citation details: Gravestone: Flora Campbell TOWNSEND (1877-1952), https://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=3947540 : accessed 26 Jan 2021
Prime minister
Daniel Francois Malan
from June 4, 1948 to November 30, 1954 (aged 46 years)

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Prime minister
Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom
from November 30, 1954 to August 24, 1958 (aged 50 years)

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Economic Event
Rand adopted
February 14, 1961 (aged 52 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 53 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 58 years)

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Prime minister
Balthazar Johannes Vorster
from September 13, 1966 to October 2, 1978 (on the date of death)

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Death October 9, 1972 (aged 64 years)