Ida Blewett, 18771967 (aged 89 years)

Name
Ida /Blewett/
Given names
Ida
Surname
Blewett
Birth August 23, 1877 30 27
Citation details: http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1891%2f0012935726 : accessed 1 June 2016
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ABT 1877

Citation details: War register: Olivia A BLEWETT and Ida BLEWETT (1939), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=TNA/R39/6697/6697E/010/14 : accessed 20 Sep 2020

1939 England - Census transcript - Olivia A Blewett - Household Gurnick Street, Mousehole, Penzance M.B., Cornwall, England

Schedule SubNum Name Role Sex DOB MC Occupation
118 1 Blewett, Olivia A F 24 Jun 1875 Unm Unpaid Domestic Duties
118 2 Blewett, Ida F 23 Aug 1877 Unm Domestic Duties
Death of a brotherThomas Blewett
June 25, 1879 (aged 1 year) Age: 9 months
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Mentions 1 deceased child

War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 3 years)

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Census April 3, 1881 (aged 3 years)
Citation details: http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1881%2f0010573368 : accessed 1 June 2016

1881 England - Census transcript - John Thomas Blewett - Household http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1881%2f0010573368 : accessed 1 June 2016 Rose Valley, St Paul, Penzance, Cornwall, England

Name Relation Condition AgeM AgeF Occupation Birthplace Infirm
John T Blewett head Mar 34 Fisherman Mousehole, Cornwall
Bessie Blewett wife Mar 31 Mousehole, Cornwall
Lizzie C Blewett daughter 9 Scholar Mousehole, Cornwall
Olivia A Blewett daughter 5 Scholar Mousehole, Cornwall
Ida Blewett daughter 4 Scholar Mousehole, Cornwall
Thomas Blewett son 0 Mousehole, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Census April 5, 1891 (aged 13 years)

1891 England - Census transcript - John Thomas Blewett - Household http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1891%2f0012935726 : accessed 1 June 2016 Garden Cottage, St Clements Terrace, Paul, Penzance, Cornwall, England

Name Relation Condition AgeM AgeF Occupation Empl Empd OAC Birthplace Infirm
John T Blewett head Mar 44 fisherman x Mousehole, Cornwall
Elizabeth Bodinnar wife Mar 41 Mousehole, Cornwall
James B Blewett son Single 17 Mason's apprentice x Mousehole, Cornwall
Olivia A Blewett daughter 15 Dressmaker's apprentics x Mousehole, Cornwall
Ida Blewett daughter 14 Scholar Mousehole, Cornwall
Thomas Blewett son 10 Scholar Mousehole, Cornwall
Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 23 years)

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Wikipedia

Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town.
Census March 31, 1901 (aged 23 years)
Citation details: Census: John T BLEWETT and household (1901), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1901/0013680163 : accessed 20 Sep 2020

1901 England - Census transcript - John Thomas Blewett - Household St Clements Terrace, Mousehole, Paul, Penzance, Cornwall, England

Name Relation Condition AgeM AgeF Occupation Emp Home Birthplace Infirm
John T Blewett head Mar 54 drift fisherman Mousehole, Cornwall
Bessie Blewett wife Mar 51 Mousehole, Cornwall
Olivia A Blewett daughter Unm 25 Mousehole, Cornwall
Ida Blewett daughter Unm 23 Mousehole, Cornwall
Thomas Blewett son Unm 20 Carpenter Mousehole, Cornwall
War
Second Boer War
from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (aged 24 years)

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Wikipedia

Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 24 years)

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Wikipedia

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 24 years)

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Wikipedia

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.

Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 3 years)
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Wikipedia

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 8 years)
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Wikipedia

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.

Epidemic
Pneumonic plague
February 1904 (aged 26 years)

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Wikipedia

Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg.
Epidemic
Tuberculosis
1906 (aged 28 years)

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Wikipedia

Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa.
Historical Event
Union of South Africa
May 31, 1910 (aged 32 years)

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Wikipedia

Note: Union of South Africa established.
Census April 2, 1911 (aged 33 years)
Citation details: Census: John T BLEWETT and household (1911), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1911/RG14/14057/0037/1 : accessed 20 Sep 2020

1911 England - Census transcript - John Thomas Blewett - Household St Clement's Cottage Mousehole Cornwall, Paul, Cornwall, England

Name Relation AgeM AgeF Condition YrM ChA ChL ChD Occupation Ind Emp Home Birthplace Nat Infirm
John T Blewett head 64 Mar 39 6 5 1 fisherman drift fishing own Mousehole, Cornwall British
Bessie Blewett wife 61 Mar 39 Mousehole, Cornwall British
Olivia A Blewett daughter 34 Unm 0 0 0 none at home Mousehole, Cornwall British
Ida Blewett daughter 33 Unm 0 0 0 none at home Mousehole, Cornwall British
Epidemic
Smallpox
1912 (aged 34 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 motherElizabeth Bessie Bodinnar
May 1, 1918 (aged 40 years) Age: 68
Address: Sheffield Road Cemetery, Cornwall
Citation details: http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbprs%2fd%2f77166536%2f1 : accessed 4 June 2016
War
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 41 years)

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Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 40 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 42 years)

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Prime minister
Jan Christiaan Smuts
from September 3, 1919 to June 30, 1924 (aged 46 years)

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Economic Event
Wall Street Crash
October 1929 (aged 52 years)

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Wikipedia

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 fatherJohn Thomas Blewett
June 5, 1936 (aged 58 years)

Citation details: 1936, June 11, p11
Citation details: http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbprs%2fd%2f77166535%2f1 : accessed 4 June 2016
Burial of a fatherJohn Thomas Blewett
calculated June 7, 1936 (aged 58 years)
Address: Sheffield Road Cemetery, Paul, Cornwall
Citation details: 1936, June 11, p11
Funeral notice: John Thomas BLEWETT (1936)
Funeral notice: John Thomas BLEWETT (1936)

Funeral notice (Transcription)

Mr. J. T. Blewett, Mousehole

The funeral of Mr. John Thomas Blewett, aged 89 years, of Gurnick-street, Mousehole, was attended with every mark of respect, in Paul cemetery, on Sunday, the first rites were conducted by the Rev. F. Henderson Brown (superintendent), who also officiated at the graveside. Mr. J. Matthews (organist) led the singing of the hymn "Peace, perfect peace," and played "O rest in the Lord" (Elijah), and the "Dead March" from "Saul."

The mourners were the Misses Olivia A., and Ida Blewett (daughters), Mr. Richard Harvey, Newlyn (brother-in-law), Miss Betty Harvey (niece), Mr. John S. Brownfield (cousin), Mrs. Cyril Wright, Miss Agnes Harvey, Mesdames A. Hoare (Newlyn), Rd. and Jas. Bodinar (nieces), Messrs. Rd. and Jas. Bodinar, Abednego Hoare (nephews), Mr S. Stephens, Miss Janie Kelyn?ck (cousins), Mesdames W. T. Polgrean (Penzance), R. Johns, E. Legg, Miss M. Cary, Messrs. E.C., and Ted Downing, W.F. Hall, E.C. Harvey (Penzance).

Other friends present included Messrs. C. Tregenza, J.P. (Deputy Mayor), H. Tregenza, Joe Madron, J.F. Ladner, A. Toriie, W. Grenfell, J.C. Harry, J. Sampson, W. Hinckley, N., and W. Praed. J. Chapple, E. McClary, R. Humphrys, G. Eddy, T. Cornish, R. Johns, C.B. Simons, W. Pender, J. Wallis, W.A. Thomas (trustee Mount Zion Church), J., and S. Harry, F. Matthews, R. Wroath, John Halse (?), F. Collerr, S. Jeffery, Rd. Thomas, O. Edmonds, R. Pomeroy, D. Sleeman, Mr. and Mrs. E. Tregenza, Mr. and Mrs. R. Cornish, Mr. Trewavas (Newlyn), Mesdames W. Harvey, L. Oliver, Lizzie Hicks, C.B. Simons, W. Richards.

The chosen bearers were Messrs. H. Pomeroy, G.O. Chirgwin, Vivian Johns, Hy. Cary, E. Madron and Jas. Cornish.

Floral tributes were: Wreath "In everlasting remembrance of dear Father," from Liv and Ida; wreath, "In ever loving remembrance of dear Father," from Bet and Ned (Capetown, South Africa), "With Christ which is far better"; wreath, "To dear Father, in loving memory," from Beatie and family (Durban), "Ever at rest,"; wreath, "In loving memory of our dear Father," from Tom Mill and family (Rhodesia), "His end was peace"; spray, "With fondest remembrance of dear Uncle John," from Betty; wreath, "In loving memory of John Thomas," from Mary, Dick and family, Newlyn; posy, "In loving memory," from little Margaret; spray, "A tribute of sympathy," from Hilda and Dick;

"With loving thoughts," from Cyril and Phyllis, Penolva; "In loving memory of dear Uncle John," from Betty and Arthur; "In loving memory of dear Uncle John," from Jim, Olive and family; "In affectionate remembrance," from all at the Anchorage; "In loving remembrance," from Charlie and Annie, Paul; "A token of remembrance," from Annie, Ned, and Teddy; "In loving memory," from Mr. and Mrs. Collett and family, Gurnick House; "With kind memories," from Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Richards; "With sincere sympathy and remembrance," from Lily and family, Gurnick Street.

Source: Cornishman and Cornish Telegraph, 11 June 1936, p11 Transcriber: Chris Theron

Citation details: http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbprs%2fd%2f77166535%2f1 : accessed 4 June 2016
Prime minister
James Barry Munnik Hertzog
from June 30, 1924 to September 5, 1939 (aged 62 years)

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Wikipedia

Census September 29, 1939 (aged 62 years)
Citation details: War register: Olivia A BLEWETT and Ida BLEWETT (1939), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=TNA/R39/6697/6697E/010/14 : accessed 20 Sep 2020

1939 England - Census transcript - Olivia A Blewett - Household Gurnick Street, Mousehole, Penzance M.B., Cornwall, England

Schedule SubNum Name Role Sex DOB MC Occupation
118 1 Blewett, Olivia A F 24 Jun 1875 Unm Unpaid Domestic Duties
118 2 Blewett, Ida F 23 Aug 1877 Unm Domestic Duties
War
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 68 years)

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Wikipedia

Prime minister
Jan Christiaan Smuts
from September 5, 1939 to June 4, 1948 (aged 70 years)

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Wikipedia

Death of a sisterLizzy Pentreath Bet Blewett
July 17, 1954 (aged 76 years) Age: 82 years
Address: "Alpha", Adelphi Mansions, Beach Road, Sea Point
Citation details: Deat registration: Lizzie BLEWITT (1954), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-G5DT-SLTK?cc=1779109&wc=Q81G-Z9X%3A140352601%2C140039601 : 23 June 2016), 1954 > Cape Town > image 2072 of 3982; National Archives, Pretoria : accessed 9 Jan 2022
Prime minister
Daniel Francois Malan
from June 4, 1948 to November 30, 1954 (aged 77 years)

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Death of a brotherJames Bodinar Blewett
February 18, 1955 (aged 77 years) Age: 80 years
Citation details: Estate file: James Bodinar BLEWETT (1955-1976), NAB MSCE #480/1955
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Description: BLEWETT, JAMES BODINAR. BORN IN CORNWALL. S/SP BLEWETT, BEATRICE. (BORN WHITFORD). SINCE DECEASED, EST. NO.

Starting: 1955 Ending: 1976

Citation details: Death registration: James Bodinar BLEWETT (1955), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91P-49JK?cc=3732506 : 15 February 2021), > image 1 of 1; National Archives, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa : accessed 11 May 2021
Death of a brotherThomas Tom Blewett
1956 (aged 78 years)

Prime minister
Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom
from November 30, 1954 to August 24, 1958 (aged 81 years)

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Wikipedia

Economic Event
Rand adopted
February 14, 1961 (aged 83 years)
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Wikipedia

Note: Decimalisation of currency replaces the South African pound with the South African rand.
Historical Event
Republic of South Africa
May 31, 1961 (aged 83 years)

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Note: South Africa becomes a republic.
Death of a sisterOlivia Agnes Liv Blewett
between January 1962 and March 1962 (aged 84 years) Age: 86
Prime minister
Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd
from September 2, 1958 to September 6, 1966 (aged 89 years)

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Residence before April 17, 1967 (aged 89 years)
Prime minister
Balthazar Johannes Vorster
from September 13, 1966 to October 2, 1978 (on the date of death)

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Death April 17, 1967 (aged 89 years) Age: 90 years
Address: Kerrier, Cornwall
Citation details: Death: Ida BLEWETT (1967), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=BMD%2FD%2F1967%2F2%2FAZ%2F000080%2F130 : accessed 9 Jan 2022
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BET APR 1967 AND JUN 1967

Probate September 22, 1967 (5 months after death)