Ralph J S Matthews, 1879

Name
Ralph J S /Matthews/
Given names
Ralph J S
Surname
Matthews
Birth January 27, 1879 38 37
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ABT 1879

Citation details: February 1, 1879, p8, Births, https://search.findmypast.com/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2f0001955%2f18790201%2f143 : accessed 8 Dec 2018
War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 2 years)

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Census April 3, 1881 (aged 2 years)
Citation details: Census: Frederick MATTHEWS' household (1881), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1881/0011509970 : accessed 9 Dec 2018

1881 England - Census transcript - Frederick Matthews - Household 15, Thomas Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England

Name Relation Condition AgeM AgeF Occupation Birthplace Infirm
Frederick Matthews head Mar 40 Clerk in Estate office timber & stone merchant Coates, Gloucestershire
Rachel Hart Matthews wife Mar 39 Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Gertrude M Matthews daughter Unm 15 Scholar Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Sarah T Matthews daughter 12 Scholar Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Dorothy R Matthews daughter 9 Scholar Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Laura E Matthews daughter 7 Scholar Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Horace Fred Matthews son 4 Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Ralph J S Matthews son 2 Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Death of a maternal grandmotherRachel
between April 4, 1881 and June 1881 (aged 2 years) Age: 77 years
Death of a motherRachel Hart Mills
between 1891 and April 3, 1901 (aged 22 years)

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Note: Listed in 1891 and in 1901 her husband is a widower
Occupation
Clerk (Estate)
1901 (aged 21 years)

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Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 22 years)

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Wikipedia

Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town.
Residence April 3, 1901 (aged 22 years)
Address: No 15
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War
Second Boer War
from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (aged 23 years)

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Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 22 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 22 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.

Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 1 year)
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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 6 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 25 years)

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Wikipedia

Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg.
Epidemic
Tuberculosis
1906 (aged 26 years)

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Wikipedia

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

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Note: Union of South Africa established.
Epidemic
Smallpox
1912 (aged 32 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.

War
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 39 years)

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Wikipedia

Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 38 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 40 years)

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Prime minister
Jan Christiaan Smuts
from September 3, 1919 to June 30, 1924 (aged 45 years)

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Economic Event
Wall Street Crash
October 1929 (aged 50 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 brotherArthur George Matthews
between October 1937 and December 1937 (aged 58 years) Age: 73
Prime minister
James Barry Munnik Hertzog
from June 30, 1924 to September 5, 1939 (aged 60 years)

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War
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 66 years)

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Prime minister
Jan Christiaan Smuts
from September 5, 1939 to June 4, 1948 (aged 69 years)

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Prime minister
Daniel Francois Malan
from June 4, 1948 to November 30, 1954 (aged 75 years)

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Prime minister
Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom
from November 30, 1954 to August 24, 1958 (aged 79 years)

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Economic Event
Rand adopted
February 14, 1961 (aged 82 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 82 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 87 years)

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Prime minister
Balthazar Johannes Vorster
from September 13, 1966 to October 2, 1978 (aged 99 years)

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Prime minister
Pieter Willem Botha
from October 9, 1978 to September 14, 1984 (aged 105 years)

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Executive President
Pieter Willem Botha
from September 14, 1984 to August 15, 1989 (aged 110 years)

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Executive President (acting)
Jan Christiaan Heunis
from January 19, 1989 to March 15, 1989 (aged 110 years)

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Historical Event
Nelson Mandela released from prison
February 11, 1990 (aged 111 years)

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Historical Event
First General Elections
April 27, 1994 (aged 115 years)
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Executive President
Frederik Willem de Klerk
from August 15, 1989 to May 10, 1994 (aged 115 years)

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Wikipedia

President
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
from May 10, 1994 to June 14, 1999 (aged 120 years)

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Wikipedia

Death of a fatherFrederick Matthews

Death
Yes