Horace Fred Matthews, 1877

Name
Horace Fred /Matthews/
Given names
Horace Fred
Surname
Matthews
Birth January 17, 1877 36 35
Citation details: http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1891%2f0014015751 : accessed 5 June 2016
Text:

ABT 1877

Citation details: War register: Horace F MATTHEWS' household (1939), https://search.findmypast.com/record?id=tna%2fr39%2f5041%2f5041e%2f012%2f06 : accessed 9 Dec 2018

1939 England - Census transcript - Horace Fred Matthews - Household 25 Jersey Road , Gloucester C.B., Gloucestershire, England

Schedule SubNum Name Role Sex DOB MC Occupation
Matthews, Horace F M 17 Jan 1877 Mar retired mental nurse
Matthews, Agnes M F 16 Nov 1869 Mar unpaid domestic duties
Dowling, Edward M 12 Jan 1901 Single local government surveying assistant
War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 4 years)

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Wikipedia

Census April 3, 1881 (aged 4 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 4 years) Age: 77 years
Military
Lance - Corporal
January 21, 1900 (aged 23 years)
Agency: 2nd Gloucesters
Citation details: February 17, 1900, p5, Arrived with the 2nd Gloucesters, https://search.findmypast.com/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2f0001955%2f19000217%2f134 : accessed 8 Dec 2018
Disaster
Struck by lightning
February 22, 1900 (aged 23 years)
Citation details: March 24, 1900, p5, On the eve of Cronje's surrender, https://search.findmypast.com/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2f0001955%2f19000324%2f104 : accessed 9 Dec 2018
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... it was just as if someone had come and hit me in the back of the head with a pole axe and struck us both down flat, but it did not hurt us

Military
Battle of Paardeberg
February 23, 1900 (aged 23 years)
Citation details: March 24, 1900, p5, On the eve of Cronje's surrender, https://search.findmypast.com/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2f0001955%2f19000324%2f104 : accessed 9 Dec 2018
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Feb 23: "We have been here since Sunday, fighting very hard since Wednesday..."

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Citation details: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Paardeberg : accessed 9 Dec 2018
Death of a motherRachel Hart Mills
between 1891 and April 3, 1901 (aged 24 years)

Citation details: http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1901%2f0000758364 : accessed 5 June 2016
Citation details: http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1891%2f0014015751 : accessed 5 June 2016
Note: Listed in 1891 and in 1901 her husband is a widower
Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 24 years)

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Wikipedia

Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town.
War
Second Boer War
from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (aged 25 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 27 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.
MarriageAgnes Mary WilliamsView this family
September 6, 1909 (aged 32 years)
Citation details: September 8, 1909, p3, Marriages, https://search.findmypast.com/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2f0000320%2f19090908%2f106 : accessed 9 Dec 2018
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MATTHEWS-WILLIAMS - Sept. 6, at the Parish Church, Cheltenham, by the Rev. M. E. Welldon, Horace Fred Matthews, of Cirencester, to Agnes Mary, daughter of the late John Williams, of Cheltenham.

Citation details: Marriage: Horace Fred MATTHEWS and Agnes Mary WILLIAMS (1909), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=BMD/M/1909/3/AZ/000260/213 : accessed 9 Dec 2018
Historical Event
Union of South Africa
May 31, 1910 (aged 33 years)

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Wikipedia

Note: Union of South Africa established.
Census April 2, 1911 (aged 34 years)
Citation details: Census: Horace Fred MATTHEWS' household (1911), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1911/RG14/15306/0231/1 : accessed 9 Dec 2018

1911 England - Census transcript - Horace Fred Matthews - Household 25 Jersey Road Gloucester, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England

Name Relation AgeM AgeF Condition YrM ChA ChL ChD Occupation Ind Emp Home Birthplace Nat Infirm
Horace Fred Matthews head 34 Mar 1 Attendant asylum Cirencester, Gloucestershire British
Agnes Mary Matthews wife 41 Mar 1 0 0 0 Cheltenham, Gloucestrshire British
Harold Sims boarder 25 Single Traveller commercial feeding stuffs Stroud, Gloucestershire
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.

War
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 41 years)

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Wikipedia

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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Wikipedia

Prime minister
Jan Christiaan Smuts
from September 3, 1919 to June 30, 1924 (aged 47 years)

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Wikipedia

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 brotherArthur George Matthews
between October 1937 and December 1937 (aged 60 years) Age: 73
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: Horace F MATTHEWS' household (1939), https://search.findmypast.com/record?id=tna%2fr39%2f5041%2f5041e%2f012%2f06 : accessed 9 Dec 2018

1939 England - Census transcript - Horace Fred Matthews - Household 25 Jersey Road , Gloucester C.B., Gloucestershire, England

Schedule SubNum Name Role Sex DOB MC Occupation
Matthews, Horace F M 17 Jan 1877 Mar retired mental nurse
Matthews, Agnes M F 16 Nov 1869 Mar unpaid domestic duties
Dowling, Edward M 12 Jan 1901 Single local government surveying assistant
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 71 years)

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Wikipedia

Prime minister
Daniel Francois Malan
from June 4, 1948 to November 30, 1954 (aged 77 years)

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Wikipedia

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 84 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 84 years)

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Wikipedia

Note: South Africa becomes a republic.
Prime minister
Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd
from September 2, 1958 to September 6, 1966 (aged 89 years)

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Wikipedia

Prime minister
Balthazar Johannes Vorster
from September 13, 1966 to October 2, 1978 (aged 101 years)

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Wikipedia

Prime minister
Pieter Willem Botha
from October 9, 1978 to September 14, 1984 (aged 107 years)

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Wikipedia

Executive President
Pieter Willem Botha
from September 14, 1984 to August 15, 1989 (aged 112 years)

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Wikipedia

Executive President (acting)
Jan Christiaan Heunis
from January 19, 1989 to March 15, 1989 (aged 112 years)

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Wikipedia

Historical Event
Nelson Mandela released from prison
February 11, 1990 (aged 113 years)

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Wikipedia

Historical Event
First General Elections
April 27, 1994 (aged 117 years)
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Wikipedia

Executive President
Frederik Willem de Klerk
from August 15, 1989 to May 10, 1994 (aged 117 years)

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Wikipedia

President
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
from May 10, 1994 to June 14, 1999 (aged 122 years)

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Wikipedia

Death of a fatherFrederick Matthews

Death
Yes