Jacoba Ritchie Erlank, 18661904 (aged 37 years)

Jacoba Ritchie ERLANK (c. 1905)
Name
Jacoba Ritchie /Erlank/
Given names
Jacoba Ritchie
Surname
Erlank
Name
Jacoba Ritchie /Cloete/
Type
married name
Birth August 27, 1866 42 39

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Citation details: Death notice: Susanna Sophia RICHIE (1887), MOOC 6/9/246 # 1067/1887, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-DSPL-3?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8Q%3A1598082395 : 12 September 2017), 007844956 > image 1232 of 2061; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Citation details: Baptism: Jacoba Ritchie ERLANK (1866), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSF3-VS82-N?i=13&cat=1156624 : accessed 12 July 2019
Note: Year of birth on gravestone is incorrect
Baptism September 9, 1866 42 39 (aged 13 days)
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Citation details: Baptism: Jacoba Ritchie ERLANK (1866), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSF3-VS82-N?i=13&cat=1156624 : accessed 12 July 2019
Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 0)
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. Source: Wikipedia
Death of a maternal grandfatherThomas Ritchie
March 22, 1873 (aged 6 years) Age: 82 years
Address: Caledon Street, Graaff Reinet
Citation details: Gravestone: Thomas RETCHIE (1791-1873), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=50513 : accessed 13 Oct 2015
Text:

RETCHIE Thomas 1791-1873

Citation details: Death notice: Thomas RITCHIE (1873), MOOC 6/9/143 #9249, http://www.eggsa.org/documents/main.php?g2_itemId=268119 : accessed 20 Oct 2015
Date of entry in original source: March 24, 1873
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a sisterAnna Maria Elizabeth Erlank
April 14, 1873 (aged 6 years)
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Economic Event
Gold discovered
September 1873 (aged 7 years)
Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field. Source: Wikipedia
Death of a brotherJohan Jacobus Erlank
August 5, 1877 (aged 10 years)
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Death of a paternal grandfatherAndries Gustaf Erlank
February 12, 1879 (aged 12 years) Age: 77 years
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Citation details: Death notice: Andries Gustaaf ERLANK (1879), MOOC 6/9/169 #6622/1879, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-W388-X?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZR%3A1598082383 : 28 September 2018), 007844949 > image 1698 of 2103; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 14 years)

Note: Source: Wikipedia
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 35 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 35 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
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 14 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
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1886 (aged 19 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 motherSusanna Sophia Ritchie
May 26, 1887 (aged 20 years) Age: 59 years 10 months
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Citation details: Death notice: Susanna Sophia RICHIE (1887), MOOC 6/9/246 # 1067/1887, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-DSPL-3?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8Q%3A1598082395 : 12 September 2017), 007844956 > image 1232 of 2061; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Occupation
teacher
1897 (aged 30 years)

Citation details: Marriage: Willem Jacobus CLOETE and Jacoba Ritchie ERLANK (1897), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSK6-R95T-H?i=490&cat=244034 : accessed 26 Dec 2019
Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 34 years)

Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town. Source: Wikipedia
War
Second Boer War
from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (aged 35 years)

Note: Source: Wikipedia
Residence 1904 (aged 37 years)
Address: Smith Street, Barkly East
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.
Epidemic
Pneumonic plague
February 1904 (aged 37 years)

Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg. Source: Wikipedia
Death of a sisterJanet Elizabeth Erlank
March 28, 1904 (aged 37 years) Age: 35 years 5 months
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Citation details: Death notice: Janet Elizabeth ERLANK (1904), TAB MHG #5429/1904, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS92-H7DV-T?cc=2520237&wc=Q6NX-RBV%3A1590242339 : 16 December 2016), 007805278 > image 1266 of 1430; Pietermaritzburg Archives (formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Citation details: Gravestone: Janet Elizabeth ERLANK (1868-1904), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=3346271 : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Death of a fatherAndries Gustaf Erlank

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Death July 30, 1904 (aged 37 years) Age: 33 years 11 months
Address: Smith Street, Barkly East
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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.
Burial