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 1901 28 34
MarriagePetronella Johanna Piekie de VilliersView this family

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
Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 0)

Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town. Source: Wikipedia
War
Second Boer War
from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (aged 1 year)

Note: Source: Wikipedia
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 1 year)

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. Source: Wikipedia
Historical Event
Orange Free State
from 1854 to 1902 (aged 1 year)

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. Source: Wikipedia
Epidemic
Pneumonic plague
February 1904 (aged 3 years)

Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg. Source: Wikipedia
Death of a motherJacoba Ritchie Erlank
July 30, 1904 (aged 3 years) Age: 33 years 11 months
Address: Smith Street, Barkly East
Citation details: b4c1d12
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 sisterSophia Ritche Cloete
April 15, 1905 (aged 4 years)
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)

Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa. Source: Wikipedia
Marriage of a parentWillem Jacobus CloeteCornelia Susanna Nellie WesselsView this family
April 25, 1907 (aged 6 years)
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)

Note: Union of South Africa established. Source: Wikipedia
Epidemic
Smallpox
1912 (aged 11 years)

Note: Smallpox outbreaks: The outbreak of smallpox is reported in the Malay Location, Johannesburg and cases of smallpox are discovered in Durban. Source: Wikipedia
War
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 17 years)

Note: Source: Wikipedia
Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 17 years)

Note: An estimated 500,000 people die from the Spanish flu epidemic in South Africa, the fifth hardest hit country in the world. Source: Wikipedia
Death of a paternal grandfatherCornelius Willem Petrus Lang Kerneels Cloete
October 23, 1929 (aged 28 years)
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)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century. Source: Wikipedia
Death of a half-brotherJannie Cloete
before 1933 (aged 32 years) Age: ~15

Cause: Het aan sy hart gely
Note: Op 'n jong leeftyd oorlede.
Death of a fatherWillem Jacobus Cloete
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
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.
Date of entry in original source: November 1, 1937
Quality of data: primary evidence
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
War
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 44 years)

Note: Source: Wikipedia
Economic Event
Rand adopted
February 14, 1961 (aged 60 years)
Note: Decimalisation of currency replaces the South African pound with the South African rand. Source: Wikipedia
Historical Event
Republic of South Africa
May 31, 1961 (aged 60 years)

Note: South Africa becomes a republic. Source: Wikipedia
Death of a brotherCornelius Willem Petrus Corneels Cloete
February 26, 1967 (aged 66 years)
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 brotherCornelius Willem Petrus Corneels Cloete
March 1, 1967 (aged 66 years)
Citation details: Memoriam: Cornelius Willem Petrus CLOETE (1967), 3 March 1967
Death of a wifePetronella Johanna Piekie de Villiers
January 31, 1973 (aged 72 years)
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-sisterNita Estelle Cloete
November 12, 1976 (aged 75 years)
Citation details: Watermeyer, p37, b13c7d5.
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
Text:

Salisbury, Rhodesia

Burial of a motherJacoba Ritchie Erlank

Number of childrenPetronella Johanna Piekie de VilliersView this family
0

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 March 23, 1981 Age: 80 years
Burial