Robert Arthur Locke, 18761948 (aged 71 years)

Name
Robert Arthur /Locke/
Given names
Robert Arthur
Surname
Locke
Birth August 12, 1876 26 23
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BET 1877 AND 1879

Citation details: http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1901%2f0022267627 : accessed 5 June 2016
Citation details: Baptism: Robert Arthur LOCKE (1876), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBPRS%2FB%2F765818853%2F1 : accessed 15 Mar 2020
Citation details: War register: Robert A LOCKE and household (1939), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=TNA/R39/4033/4033G/027/24 : accessed 15 Mar 2020

1939 England - Census transcript - Robert Arthur Locke - Household 16 Fallibroome Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England

Schedule SubNum Name Role Sex DOB MC Occupation
284 1 Locke, Robert A M 12 Aug 76 Mar Leather Factory Retired
284 2 Locke, Laura F 21 Jan 83 Mar Unpaid domestic duties
284 3 Lumb, Bessie F 12 Apr 93 Single Teacher Technical
284 4 Pidgeon, Nellie I F 10 Apr 02 Single Teacher Technical
Baptism September 13, 1876 26 23 (aged 1 month)
Citation details: Baptism: Robert Arthur LOCKE (1876), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBPRS%2FB%2F765818853%2F1 : accessed 15 Mar 2020
Marriage of parentsRobert LockeCharlotte Maria PearceView this family
December 14, 1876 (aged 4 months) Husband: 23 years Wife: 20 years
Citation details: Baptism: Robert Arthur LOCKE (1876), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBPRS%2FB%2F765818853%2F1 : accessed 15 Mar 2020
Citation details: Marriage: Robert LOCKE and Charlotte Maria PEARCE (1873), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBPRS%2FM%2F770513684%2F1 : accessed 15 Mar 2020
War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 4 years)

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Census April 3, 1881 (aged 4 years)
Citation details: Census: Robert LOCKE and household (1881), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1881/0015914953 : accessed 15 Mar 2020

1881 England - Census transcript - Robert Locke - Household 25 Wellington Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England

Name Relation Condition AgeM AgeF Occupation Birthplace Infirm
Robert Locke head Mar 31 Boot & Shoe maker Emplo 2 men Norfolk, England
Charlotte M Locke wife Mar 27 Norwich, Norfolk, England
Robert Arthur Locke son 4 Scholar Macclesfield, Chesire
Laura Locke daughter 2 Macclesfield, Chesire
Julia A Locke daughter 1m Macclesfield, Chesire
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 4 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 9 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.

Death of a fatherRobert Locke
before December 25, 1899 (aged 23 years)

MarriageLaura StubbsView this family
December 25, 1899 (aged 23 years) Husband: 23 Wife: 17
Census March 31, 1901 (aged 24 years)
Citation details: Census: Robert Arthur LOCKE and household (1901), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1901/0022267627 : accessed 15 Mar 2020

1901 England - Census transcript - Robert Arthur Locke - Household 23 Back Wallgate, Macclesfield, Chesire, England

Name Relation Condition AgeM AgeF Occupation Emp Home Birthplace Infirm
Robert Arthur Locke head Mar 24 Shoemaker and repairer Employer at home Macclesfield, Chesire
Laura Locke wife Mar 18 Macclesfield, Chesire
Occupation
Shoemaker and repairer
1901 (aged 24 years)

Citation details: Census: Robert Arthur LOCKE and household (1901), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1901/0022267627 : accessed 15 Mar 2020

1901 England - Census transcript - Robert Arthur Locke - Household 23 Back Wallgate, Macclesfield, Chesire, England

Name Relation Condition AgeM AgeF Occupation Emp Home Birthplace Infirm
Robert Arthur Locke head Mar 24 Shoemaker and repairer Employer at home Macclesfield, Chesire
Laura Locke wife Mar 18 Macclesfield, Chesire
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 25 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 25 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.

Epidemic
Pneumonic plague
February 1904 (aged 27 years)

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Wikipedia

Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg.
Epidemic
Tuberculosis
1906 (aged 29 years)

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Wikipedia

Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa.
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: Robert Arthur LOCKE's household (1911), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1911/RG14/21479/0437/3 : accessed 15 Mar 2020

1911 England - Census transcript - Robert Arthur Locke - Household Whirley Cottage, Whirley Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England

Name Relation AgeM AgeF Condition YrM ChA ChL ChD Occupation Ind Emp Home Birthplace Nat Infirm
Robert Arthur Locke head 35 Mar 11 Leather Merchant Employer Macclesfield, Chesire British
Laura Locke wife 28 Mar 11 1 1 0 Macclesfield, Chesire British
Esmeralda Locke daughter 5 0 0 0 Macclesfield, Chester British
Occupation
Leather Merchant
1911 (aged 34 years)

Citation details: Census: Robert Arthur LOCKE's household (1911), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1911/RG14/21479/0437/3 : accessed 15 Mar 2020

1911 England - Census transcript - Robert Arthur Locke - Household Whirley Cottage, Whirley Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England

Name Relation AgeM AgeF Condition YrM ChA ChL ChD Occupation Ind Emp Home Birthplace Nat Infirm
Robert Arthur Locke head 35 Mar 11 Leather Merchant Employer Macclesfield, Chesire British
Laura Locke wife 28 Mar 11 1 1 0 Macclesfield, Chesire British
Esmeralda Locke daughter 5 0 0 0 Macclesfield, Chester British
Epidemic
Smallpox
1912 (aged 35 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 42 years)

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Wikipedia

Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 41 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 43 years)

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

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Marriage of a childJames Arthur Frederick SkeggsEsmeralda LockeView this family
April 3, 1929 (aged 52 years)
Citation details: "England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FQP4-1ZC : accessed 24 January 2015), James Arthur Skeggs and Esmeralda Locke, 03 Apr 1929, Marriage; citing item 4, St Michael, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, Record Office, Chester; FHL microfilm 2,262,786.
Citation details: Birth registration Keith R.L. SKEGGS: http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=bmd%2fb%2f1931%2f3%2faz%2f001099%2f075 : accessed 31 October 2015
Economic Event
Wall Street Crash
October 1929 (aged 53 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.

Birth of a grandsonKeith Robert Locke Skeggs
May 20, 1931 (aged 54 years)
Citation details: "England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QVQQ-1FCZ : accessed 26 December 2014), Keith R L Skeggs, 1931; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," index, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
Note: Keith had given the impression that he was born on 20 May 1926
Baptism of a grandsonKeith Robert Locke Skeggs
July 16, 1931 (aged 54 years)
Citation details: Baptism: Keith Robert Locke SKEGGS (1931), FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:CVBC-S7PZ : 10 April 2021), Keith Robert Locke Skeggs, 1931 : accessed 9 Jan 2022
Prime minister
James Barry Munnik Hertzog
from June 30, 1924 to September 5, 1939 (aged 63 years)

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Wikipedia

Census September 29, 1939 (aged 63 years)
Citation details: War register: Robert A LOCKE and household (1939), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=TNA/R39/4033/4033G/027/24 : accessed 15 Mar 2020

1939 England - Census transcript - Robert Arthur Locke - Household 16 Fallibroome Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England

Schedule SubNum Name Role Sex DOB MC Occupation
284 1 Locke, Robert A M 12 Aug 76 Mar Leather Factory Retired
284 2 Locke, Laura F 21 Jan 83 Mar Unpaid domestic duties
284 3 Lumb, Bessie F 12 Apr 93 Single Teacher Technical
284 4 Pidgeon, Nellie I F 10 Apr 02 Single Teacher Technical
War
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 69 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 (on the date of death)

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Death August 10, 1948 (aged 71 years)