Frank Edwin Blewett, 19161995 (aged 78 years)

Frank Edwin BLEWETT (c. 1976)
Name
Frank Edwin /Blewett/
Given names
Frank Edwin
Surname
Blewett
Birth
Citation details: Marriage: Frank Edwin BLEWETT and Denise VERSFELD (1958), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVG-8CBS?cc=2821281 : 18 March 2021), > image 1 of 1; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 10 May 2021
Death of a paternal grandmother
Address: Sheffield Road Cemetery, Cornwall
War
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 1 year)
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Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 1 year)
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Note: 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 2 years)
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Prime minister
Jan Christiaan Smuts
from September 3, 1919 to June 30, 1924 (aged 7 years)
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Economic Event
Wall Street Crash
October 1929 (aged 12 years)
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Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century.
Death of a maternal grandmother
between October 1934 and December 1934 (aged 17 years) Age: 81 years
Citation details: Death: Mary A LOVERING (1934), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=BMD/D/1934/4/AZ/000565/134 : accessed 21 Nov 2018
Death of a paternal grandfather
Burial of a paternal grandfather
Address: Sheffield Road Cemetery, Paul, Cornwall
Prime minister
James Barry Munnik Hertzog
from June 30, 1924 to September 5, 1939 (aged 22 years)
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Occupation
mason
1939 (aged 22 years)
Citation details: Marriage: Frank Edwin BLEWETT and Violet Melissa COOOPER (1939), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS29-JQHQ-Y?cc=2821281 : 18 March 2021), > image 1 of 1; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 10 May 2021
War
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 28 years)
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Death of a mother
Citation details: Death notice: Amelia Miriam LOVERING (1947), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-14684-30388-34?cc=1837900&wc=M6LS-CWG:163032901,163186001 : accessed 28 December 2014), Death registers > 1942-1947, Vol. 76 > image 199 of 283; National Archives, Harare.
Text:

Salisbury, Rhodesia

Citation details: Death registration: Amelia Miriam BLEWETT (1947), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBQ-4L3Q : 2 May 2016), Amelia Miriam Blewett, 19 Jun 1947; citing Death, Salisbury, Zimbabwe, National Archives, Harare; FHL microfilm 1,145,024 : accessed 10 Dec 2016
Citation details: Death notice: Amelia Miriam LOVERING (1947), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS37-K98C-H?cc=2520237&wc=Q6VB-B11%3A1590242971 : 6 April 2020), 007830332 > image 1707 of 2736; Pietermaritzburg Archives (formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 20 Sep 2020
Prime minister
Jan Christiaan Smuts
from September 5, 1939 to June 4, 1948 (aged 31 years)
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Sport
Citation details: Name: Frank Blewett, section: Cowboys of the Cape Flats, publication: e-blower, vol: 32, accessed: 9 Oct 2022
Text:

Beginning way back, did you know that the corner without a name, at the Malmesbury end of Killarney’s first two circuits in the 1950’s, was renowned as being the tightest hairpin bend in Africa. While its remains are clearly demarcated behind where the Cop Shoppe used to be, stories about its victims are largely forgotten.

Like the one about the exuberant Frank Blewett, who was one of the earliest sufferers. Now Frank was a really hard driver and a regular race winner in his Ford Zephyr 6. Trouble was, those Mk. 1 Zephyrs had a dreadfully restricted turning circle and although Frank always started on the outside edge going in, he invariably finished with 2, or more often even 3 or 4 wheels in the dirt on the way out. Great spectator attraction though – with these incidents often referred to by the commentators as:

“ —— and Blewett blew it – again!”

Prime minister
Daniel Francois Malan
from June 4, 1948 to November 30, 1954 (aged 37 years)
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Death of a father
1956 (aged 39 years)
Prime minister
Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom
from November 30, 1954 to August 24, 1958 (aged 41 years)
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Marriage
Citation details: Marriage: Frank Edwin BLEWETT and Denise VERSFELD (1958), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVG-8CBS?cc=2821281 : 18 March 2021), > image 1 of 1; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 10 May 2021
Occupation
clerk of works
1958 (aged 41 years)
Citation details: Marriage: Frank Edwin BLEWETT and Denise VERSFELD (1958), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVG-8CBS?cc=2821281 : 18 March 2021), > image 1 of 1; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 10 May 2021
Residence
Citation details: Marriage: Frank Edwin BLEWETT and Denise VERSFELD (1958), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVG-8CBS?cc=2821281 : 18 March 2021), > image 1 of 1; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 10 May 2021
Economic Event
Rand adopted
February 14, 1961 (aged 44 years)
South Africa
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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 44 years)
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Note: South Africa becomes a republic.
Divorce
about 1965 (aged 48 years)
Citation details: Divorce: Frank Edwin BLEWETT vs Denise BLEWETT (1965), KAB CSC 2/1/1/2556 #01/430
Text:

ILLIQUID CASE. RESTITUTION OF CONJUGAL RIGHTS. FRANK EDWIN BLEWETT VERSUS DENISE BLEWETT, BORN VERSFELD

Marriage
Citation details: Divorce: Frank Edwin BLEWETT vs Denise BLEWETT (1965), KAB CSC 2/1/1/2556 #01/430
Prime minister
Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd
from September 2, 1958 to September 6, 1966 (aged 49 years)
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Death of a wife
May 27, 1967 (aged 50 years)
Citation details: Estate index: Denise VERSFELD (1967), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91Q-9T9Q?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-9RR%3A1598052327 : 16 February 2020), 007735067 > image 282 of 1128; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 10 May 2021
Divorce
Citation details: Divorce: Frank Edwin BLEWETT vs Maria Louisa Francina HANEKOM (1975), KAB CSC 2/1/1/4987 #01/3548
Text:

ILLIQUID CASE. RESTITUTION OF CONJUGAL RIGHTS. FRANK EDWIN BLEWETT VERSUS MARIA LOUISA FRANCINA BLEWETT (FORMERLY KRIEGLER, BORN HANEKOM)

Death of a wife
Citation details: Estate index: Violet Melissa BLEWETT (1976), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91Q-899P-4?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-9B8%3A1598062302 : 5 January 2020), 007735826 > image 794 of 1214; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 11 May 2021
Citation details: Burial: Violet Melissa BLEWETT (1976), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVY-KQ41?cc=2790463 : 5 November 2019), > image 1 of 1; City of Cape Town, South Africa : accessed 27 Dec 2021
Burial of a wife
Citation details: Burial: Violet Melissa BLEWETT (1976), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVY-KQ41?cc=2790463 : 5 November 2019), > image 1 of 1; City of Cape Town, South Africa : accessed 27 Dec 2021
Prime minister
Balthazar Johannes Vorster
from September 13, 1966 to October 2, 1978 (aged 61 years)
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Death of a brother
Death of a brother
1983 (aged 66 years) Age: 69
Occupation
clerk
before 1984 (aged 67 years)
Citation details: Frank Edwin BLEWETT, B023/J12
Residence
Address: 6 Cypress St, Fortgale, Umtata
Citation details: Frank Edwin BLEWETT, B023/J12
Prime minister
Pieter Willem Botha
from October 9, 1978 to September 14, 1984 (aged 67 years)
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Death of a brother
Citation details: Probate: James Bodinar BLEWETT (1985), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91Q-Q9V2-K?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-9BC%3A1598052397 : 19 January 2020), 007735828 > image 1381 of 2186; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 20 Sep 2020
Executive President
Pieter Willem Botha
from September 14, 1984 to August 15, 1989 (aged 72 years)
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Executive President (acting)
Jan Christiaan Heunis
from January 19, 1989 to March 15, 1989 (aged 72 years)
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Historical Event
Nelson Mandela released from prison
February 11, 1990 (aged 73 years)
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Death of a wife
Source: GenDatabase.com
Citation details: Maria Louisa Francina BLEWETT (HANEKOM), year of birth: 1918-10-14, year of death: 1993-11-19, https://www.gendatabase.com/surname-name-index.php?q=BLEWETT : accessed 12 Jan 2022
Historical Event
First General Elections
April 27, 1994 (aged 77 years)
South Africa
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Executive President
Frederik Willem de Klerk
from August 15, 1989 to May 10, 1994 (aged 77 years)
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President
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
from May 10, 1994 to June 14, 1999 (on the date of death)
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Death
January 25, 1995 (aged 78 years)
Source: GenDatabase.com
Citation details: Frank Edwin BLEWETT, year of birth: 1916-12-04, year of death: 1995-01-25, https://www.gendatabase.com/surname-name-index.php?q=BLEWETT : accessed 12 Jan 2022
Family with parents
father
18811956
Birth: January 16, 1881 33 31 Penzance, Cornwall, England
Death: 1956
mother
18851947
Birth: November 20, 1885 33 31 Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales
Death: June 19, 1947Harare, Harare Province, Zimbabwe
elder brother
3 years
himself
Frank Edwin BLEWETT (c. 1976)
19161995
Birth: December 4, 1916 35 31 Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Death: January 25, 1995
9 years
younger brother
19261980
Birth: March 16, 1926 45 40 Randfontein, Gauteng, South Africa
Death: December 29, 1980Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
4 years
younger brother
Jimmy BLEWETT (c. 1975)
19301985
Birth: April 21, 1930 49 44 Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa
Death: May 28, 1985Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
sister
Private
Family with Violet Melissa Cooper
himself
Frank Edwin BLEWETT (c. 1976)
19161995
Birth: December 4, 1916 35 31 Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Death: January 25, 1995
ex-wife
19101976
Birth: September 27, 1910
Death: February 11, 1976
son
19412004
Birth: April 13, 1941 24 30
Death: May 14, 2004
4 years
son
19452010
Birth: April 20, 1945 28 34
Death: May 7, 2010Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa
daughter
Private
Family with Denise Versfeld
himself
Frank Edwin BLEWETT (c. 1976)
19161995
Birth: December 4, 1916 35 31 Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Death: January 25, 1995
ex-wife
19141967
Birth: August 16, 1914Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Death: May 27, 1967
Marriage MarriageDecember 30, 1958Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Divorce Divorceabout 1965
Family with Maria Louisa Francina Baby Hanekom
himself
Frank Edwin BLEWETT (c. 1976)
19161995
Birth: December 4, 1916 35 31 Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Death: January 25, 1995
ex-wife
Marriage Marriageafter 1965
Divorce Divorceabout 1975
Family with Private
himself
Frank Edwin BLEWETT (c. 1976)
19161995
Birth: December 4, 1916 35 31 Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Death: January 25, 1995
wife
Private
Private + Maria Louisa Francina Baby Hanekom
ex-wife’s husband
Private
ex-wife
Private + Private
wife’s ex-husband
Private
wife
Private
Private + Private
wife’s ex-husband
Private
wife
Private
Private + Private
wife’s ex-husband
Private
wife
Private
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