Willem Jacobus Cloete, 19011981 (aged 80 years)

Name
Willem Jacobus /Cloete/
Given names
Willem Jacobus
Surname
Cloete
Citation details: Death notice: Willem Jacobus CLOETE (1937), MOOC 6/9/4997 #56972/1937, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91Q-93F5-Z?i=584&cat=331262 : accessed 20 Feb 2017 image 585/1542
Birth
Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 0)
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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 1 year)
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Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 1 year)
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Note: 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 1 year)
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Note: 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 3 years)
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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg.
Death of a mother
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.
Death of a sister
Cause: Membranous croup
Citation details: Death registration Sophia Ritchie CLOETE: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-21988-26313-44?cc=1779109&wc=31DH-YWP:139965001,140029801 : accessed 24 September 2015), 1905 > Barkly East > image 39 of 144; National Archives, Pretoria.
Note: Child living with grandparents at time of death
Epidemic
Tuberculosis
1906 (aged 5 years)
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Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa.
Marriage of a parent
Citation details: Death notice: Willem Jacobus CLOETE (1937), MOOC 6/9/4997 #56972/1937, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91Q-93F5-Z?i=584&cat=331262 : accessed 20 Feb 2017 image 585/1542
Citation details: Marriage: Cornelia Susanna WESSELS and Willem Jacobus CLOETE (1907), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9QG-RQVN?cc=1910846&wc=39ZF-GPF%3A183083201%2C1301774502%2C1301774601 : 4 November 2016), Free State > Winburg > Marriages 1883-1899 1903-1904 1902-1955 > image 702 of 1280; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 16 Oct 2018
Historical Event
Union of South Africa
May 31, 1910 (aged 9 years)
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Note: Union of South Africa established.
Epidemic
Smallpox
1912 (aged 11 years)
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Note: 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 17 years)
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Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 17 years)
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Note: 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 18 years)
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Prime minister
Jan Christiaan Smuts
from September 3, 1919 to June 30, 1924 (aged 23 years)
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Death of a paternal grandfather
Cause: diabetes, senility
Citation details: Death registration Cornelius Willem Petrus CLOETE: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-22056-65711-89?cc=1779109 : accessed 28 September 2015), 1929 > Barkly East > image 96 of 111; National Archives, Pretoria.
Date of entry in original source: October 28, 1929
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Death notice: Cornelius Willem Petrus CLOETE (1929), MOOC 6/9/3624 #24488/1929, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91Q-HSR1-J?i=891&cat=331262 : accessed 18 Feb 2017, image 892/1527
Economic Event
Wall Street Crash
October 1929 (aged 28 years)
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Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century.
Death of a half-brother
before 1933 (aged 32 years) Age: ~15
Cause: Het aan sy hart gely
Note: Op 'n jong leeftyd oorlede.
Death of a father
November 1, 1937 (aged 36 years) Age: 65 years 4 months 25 days
Cause: haemorrhage of the brain and shock as the result of a motor car accident on the night of the 30/10/37
Date of entry in original source: November 1, 1937
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Death registration Willem Jacobus CLOETE: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-159394-179887-91?cc=1779109 : accessed 17 October 2015), 1937 > Barkly East > image 91 of 200; National Archives, Pretoria.
Citation details: Death notice: Willem Jacobus CLOETE (1937), MOOC 6/9/4997 #56972/1937, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91Q-93F5-Z?i=584&cat=331262 : accessed 20 Feb 2017 image 585/1542
Prime minister
James Barry Munnik Hertzog
from June 30, 1924 to September 5, 1939 (aged 38 years)
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War
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 44 years)
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Prime minister
Jan Christiaan Smuts
from September 5, 1939 to June 4, 1948 (aged 47 years)
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Marriage
Citation details: Death notice: Petronella Jacoba DE VILLIERS (1973), Estate Files, 387/73, 1973, https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/100847550, image 2/58 : accessed 20 July 2020
Source: Elise Theron
Citation details: Ritchie en Elise onthou dat Oom Willem op 49j getroud is
Prime minister
Daniel Francois Malan
from June 4, 1948 to November 30, 1954 (aged 53 years)
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Prime minister
Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom
from November 30, 1954 to August 24, 1958 (aged 57 years)
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Economic Event
Rand adopted
February 14, 1961 (aged 60 years)
South Africa
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Note: Decimalisation of currency replaces the South African pound with the South African rand.
Historical Event
Republic of South Africa
May 31, 1961 (aged 60 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 65 years)
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Death of a brother
Citation details: Gravestone: Cornelius Willem Petrus CLOETE (1899-1967), Barkly East
Citation details: Memoriam: Cornelius Willem Petrus CLOETE (1967), 3 March 1967
Burial of a brother
Citation details: Memoriam: Cornelius Willem Petrus CLOETE (1967), 3 March 1967
Death of a wife
Citation details: Death notice: Petronella Jacoba DE VILLIERS (1973), Estate Files, 387/73, 1973, https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/100847550, image 2/58 : accessed 20 July 2020
Death of a half-sister
Citation details: Watermeyer, p37, b13c7d5.
Text:

Salisbury, Rhodesia

Citation details: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKZQ-RVZK : 2 May 2016), Nita Estella Watermeyer, 12 Nov 1976; citing Death, Salisbury, Zimbabwe, National Archives, Harare; FHL microfilm 1,207,277 : accessed 10 Dec 2016
Prime minister
Balthazar Johannes Vorster
from September 13, 1966 to October 2, 1978 (aged 77 years)
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Prime minister
Pieter Willem Botha
from October 9, 1978 to September 14, 1984 (on the date of death)
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Burial of a mother
Number of children
Citation details: Death notice: Petronella Jacoba DE VILLIERS (1973), Estate Files, 387/73, 1973, https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/100847550, image 2/58 : accessed 20 July 2020
Death
Burial
Family with parents
father
Willem Jacobus CLOETE (c. 1915)
18721937
Birth: June 5, 1872 26 21 Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Death: November 1, 1937Barkly East, Eastern Cape, South Africa
mother
Jacoba Ritchie ERLANK (c. 1905)
18661904
Birth: August 27, 1866 42 39
Death: July 30, 1904Barkly East, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Marriage MarriageDecember 7, 1897Queenstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
17 months
elder brother
Corneels CLOETE (c. 1920)
18991967
Birth: April 30, 1899 26 32 Barkly East, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Death: February 26, 1967Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
13 months
elder sister
19001905
Birth: June 8, 1900 28 33
Death: April 15, 1905Barkly East, Eastern Cape, South Africa
19 months
himself
Willem Jacobus CLOETE (1965)
19011981
Birth: 1901 28 34 Barkly East, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Death: March 23, 1981Aliwal North, Eastern Cape, South Africa
23 months
younger sister
19021994
Birth: December 6, 1902 30 36
Death: August 5, 1994
19 months
younger sister
19041985
Birth: July 9, 1904 32 37 Barkly East, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Death: October 31, 1985Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Father’s family with Cornelia Susanna Nellie Wessels
father
Willem Jacobus CLOETE (c. 1915)
18721937
Birth: June 5, 1872 26 21 Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Death: November 1, 1937Barkly East, Eastern Cape, South Africa
stepmother
18731956
Birth: calculated 1873South Africa
Death: July 24, 1956Mutare, Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe
Marriage MarriageApril 25, 1907Winburg, Free State, South Africa
12 years
half-brother
19181933
Birth: before 1918 45 45
Death: before 1933
1 month
half-sister
19181976
Birth: January 22, 1918 45 45 Barkly East, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Death: November 12, 1976Harare, Harare Province, Zimbabwe
Family with Petronella Johanna Piekie de Villiers
himself
Willem Jacobus CLOETE (1965)
19011981
Birth: 1901 28 34 Barkly East, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Death: March 23, 1981Aliwal North, Eastern Cape, South Africa
wife
Piekie DE VILLIERS (1965)
19071973
Birth: January 6, 1907 31 25 Caledon, Western Cape, South Africa
Death: January 31, 1973Aliwal North, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Marriage Marriageabout 1950Aliwal North, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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Kate Winifred Winnie Haddon (1873–1945) Margaret Eileen Laura Peggy Matthews (1906–1993) Johanna Hendrina Grobler Babes Welgemoed (1908–1989) Léonie-Anastasie Drolez (1855–) Richard Leonard Haddon Townsend (1904–1990) Frederick Wilhelm Frik Koch (1911–1977) Willem Izak Welgemoed (1911–1992) Dirk Hendrik Jacobus Coetzee (1931–2010) Johannes Frederik John Theron (1880–1971) Brenda Law (1910–1999) Christian Gert Boy Theron (1874–1962) Frank Edwin Blewett (1916–1995) Barend Stephanus van der Merwe (1866–1936) William Edward Bill Key (1905–1991) Anna Jacoba Elizabeth Greeff (1891–1966) Martinus Gericke Jeppe Koch (1921–1998) Willem Jacobus Cloete (1872–1937) Charles Thomas Ekron (1873–1935) William Dods Pringle (1809–1876) Willem Izak Welgemoed (1911–1992) Richard Leonard Haddon Townsend (1904–1990) John Maitland Laurie Watermeyer (1916–2000) Magdalena Elizabeth Lenie Conradie (1883–1951) Cornelius Willem Petrus Corneels Cloete (1899–1967) Cynthia Theron (1934–1998) Barend Stephanus van der Merwe (1911–1969) Willem Jacobus Cloete (1901–1981) Christian Gert Conradie Christie Theron (1900–1946) Burgher Ferreira Koch (1913–1976) Henri-Armand du Wicquet de Rodelinghem (1848–) James Bodinar Jimmy Blewett (1930–1985) Christian Gert Boy Theron + Wilhelmina Magdelena Willie Conradie Elizabeth Moore (1790–1862) Anna Magdalena Egbertha Koch (1905–1972) Christiaan Gert Conradie (1837–1898) Jacobus Johannes Koos Theron (1896–1975) Maria Elizabeth Nonnie Conradie (1866–1955) Rhoda Alice Lovering (1893–) Johanna Maria Jossie Loubser (1934–2007) Willem Jacobus Cloete (1901–1981) Petrus Daniel Piet Koch (1915–1956) Harriet Hockly (1817–1874) Cornelius Willem Petrus Corneels Cloete (1899–1967) Judith Daisy Welgemoed (1914–1987) Roelof Anthonie van der Merwe (1893–) Toby van Schalkwyk Koch (1952–2003) Emma Carolina Louisa Boardman (1875–1960) Andries Christian David Dries Koch (1918–1982)