Andries Gustav Erlank, 18471935 (aged 87 years)

Name
Andries Gustav /Erlank/
Given names
Andries Gustav
Surname
Erlank
Birth November 29, 1847 23 20
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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: Death notice: Andries Gustav ERLANK (1935), VAB MHG #26877/1935, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-6FDS-WLR?i=2086&cat=195564 : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 11 years)

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Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza.
War
American Civil War
from April 1861 to May 1865 (aged 17 years)

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Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues includin…

In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War.

Economic Event
Economic depression
1865 (aged 17 years)
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Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 19 years)
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Note: The Eureka Diamond was the first diamond discovered in South Africa. It weighed 21.25 carats (4.250…

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.

Death of a maternal grandfatherThomas Ritchie
March 22, 1873 (aged 25 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
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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 25 years)
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Economic Event
Gold discovered
September 1873 (aged 25 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field.
Death of a brotherJohan Jacobus Erlank
August 5, 1877 (aged 29 years)
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Death of a paternal grandfatherAndries Gustaf Erlank
February 12, 1879 (aged 31 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 33 years)

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Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 33 years)
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Note: In 1881 gold in the Barberton area was discovered by Tom McLachlan who found alluvial gold at Jamest…

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.

Economic Event
Gold discovered
1886 (aged 38 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.

Death of a motherSusanna Sophia Ritchie
May 26, 1887 (aged 39 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
Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 53 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 54 years)

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Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 54 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 54 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.

Epidemic
Pneumonic plague
February 1904 (aged 56 years)

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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg.
Death of a sisterJanet Elizabeth Erlank
March 28, 1904 (aged 56 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 sisterJacoba Ritchie Erlank
July 30, 1904 (aged 56 years) Age: 33 years 11 months
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.
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.
Epidemic
Tuberculosis
1906 (aged 58 years)

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Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa.
Historical Event
Union of South Africa
May 31, 1910 (aged 62 years)

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Note: Union of South Africa established.
Epidemic
Smallpox
1912 (aged 64 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 70 years)

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Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 70 years)

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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 71 years)

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Death of a sisterMaria Elizabeth Erlank
February 11, 1924 (aged 76 years)
Address: 23 Porter Street, Queenstown
Cause: cerebral haemorrhage
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Citation details: Death registration Maria Elizabeth ERLANK: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-21985-72273-47?cc=1779109 : accessed 30 September 2015), 1924 > Queenstown > image 115 of 972; National Archives, Pretoria.
Date of entry in original source: February 11, 1924
Quality of data: primary evidence
Prime minister
Jan Christiaan Smuts
from September 3, 1919 to June 30, 1924 (aged 76 years)

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Death of a sisterSusanna Sophia Erlank
December 16, 1925 (aged 78 years)
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Death of a brotherThomas Erland Erlank
about 1928 (aged 80 years)
Address: Port Elizabeth
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Economic Event
Wall Street Crash
October 1929 (aged 81 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.

Death of a sisterHester Christina Johanna Adriana Erlank
April 7, 1930 (aged 82 years) Age: 68 years 8 months
Address: Nuweplaats, District Albert, Station Molteno
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Citation details: Death registration Hester Christina Johanna Adriana ERLANK: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-22075-36696-82?cc=1779109 : accessed 11 October 2015), 1930 > Albert > image 67 of 232; National Archives, Pretoria.
Date of entry in original source: April 8, 1930
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Intended burial, cemetery Molteno

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Citation details: Death notice: Hester Christina Johanna Adriana ERLANK (1930), MOOC 6/9/3694 #26047/1930, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91Q-Z66G?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-91W%3A1598062321 : 28 September 2018), 007735890 > image 691 of 1309; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 2 Dec 2018
Prime minister
James Barry Munnik Hertzog
from June 30, 1924 to September 5, 1939 (on the date of death)

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Death of a fatherAndries Gustaf Erlank

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Death July 1, 1935 (aged 87 years) Age: 87 years 9 months
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Citation details: Death notice: Andries Gustav ERLANK (1935), VAB MHG #26877/1935, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-6FDS-WLR?i=2086&cat=195564 : accessed 2 Dec 2018