Christian Gert Boy Theron, 18741962 (aged 87 years)

Christian Gert 'Boy' THERON (c. 1960)
Name
Christian Gert /Theron/
Nickname
Boy
Birth October 29, 1874 43 39
Citation details: Deel 2, p268, b4c5d1e2f1g10.
Citation details: Baptism: Christiaan Gert THERON (1875), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSFQ-S9MH-J?i=290&cat=1153592 : accessed 26 Jan 2019
Baptism January 10, 1875 43 39 (aged 2 months)
Citation details: Deel 2, p268, b4c5d1e2f1g10.
Citation details: Baptism: Christiaan Gert THERON (1875), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSFQ-S9MH-J?i=290&cat=1153592 : accessed 26 Jan 2019
Death of a sisterElizabeth Gertruida Theron
about 1878 (aged 3 years) Age: Infant

Citation details: Deel 2, p268, b4c5d1e2f1g11.
War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 6 years)

Note: Source: Wikipedia
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 6 years)
Note: 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. Source: Wikipedia
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1886 (aged 11 years)
Note: 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. Source: Wikipedia
MarriageWilhelmina Magdelena Willie ConradieView this family
May 19, 1897 (aged 22 years) Husband: 23 years Wife: 19 years
Citation details: Deel 2, p268, b4c5d1e2f1g10.
Citation details: Marriage: Christian Gert THERON and Wilhelmina Magdalena CONRADIE (1897), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVF-7365-5?i=1029&cat=1153590 : accessed 10 July 2019
Citation details: [3946] c2d5e1f6g8.
Text:

x THERON, Christiaan Gert

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Death of a sonTheron
May 7, 1898 (aged 23 years)

Citation details: Statenbybel, inscriptions

Numbering of Boy and Willie Theron's children

According to their family bible there was an eldest son who died at the age of 10 days. He was not recorded in the genealogy of THERON - Geslagsregister van Therons in Suid-Afrika, Vol 2, p268, b4c5d1e2f1g10. The references to the other children are therefore off by one.

Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 26 years)

Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town. Source: Wikipedia
War
Second Boer War
from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (aged 27 years)

Note: Source: Wikipedia
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 27 years)

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 27 years)

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 29 years)

Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg. Source: Wikipedia
Epidemic
Tuberculosis
1906 (aged 31 years)

Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa. Source: Wikipedia
Death of a daughterMagdalena Bataviera Theron
January 13, 1907 (aged 32 years) Age: 11 months 28 days
Citation details: Statenbybel, inscriptions
Citation details: Death registration: Magdalena Bataviera THERON (1907), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-G56S-HMY?cc=1779109&wc=Q81G-ZTB%3A139969701%2C142304401 : 10 June 2019), 1907 > Victoria West > image 11 of 97; National Archives, Pretoria : accessed 22 Sep 2020
Death of a sonFerdinand Jacobus Theron
December 30, 1908 (aged 34 years) Age: Infant

Citation details: Statenbybel, inscriptions
Citation details: Deel 2, p268, b4c5d1e2f1g10h5.
Text:

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Numbering of Boy and Willie Theron's children

According to their family bible there was an eldest son who died at the age of 10 days. He was not recorded in the genealogy of THERON - Geslagsregister van Therons in Suid-Afrika, Vol 2, p268, b4c5d1e2f1g10. The references to the other children are therefore off by one.

Historical Event
Union of South Africa
May 31, 1910 (aged 35 years)

Note: Union of South Africa established. Source: Wikipedia
Death of a daughterTheron
January 23, 1912 (aged 37 years)

Epidemic
Smallpox
1912 (aged 37 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
Death of a fatherPieter Carel Theron
April 2, 1915 (aged 40 years) Age: 83 years 10 months
Address: Bulthoudersfontein, Victoria-Wes
Citation details: Death registration Pieter Carel THERON: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-22071-44086-14?cc=1779109 : accessed 28 September 2015), 1915 > Victoria West > image 92 of 190; National Archives, Pretoria.
Date of entry in original source: May 25, 1915
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Death notice: Pieter Carel THERON (1915), MOOC 6/9/787 #1409/1915, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSSQ-9359-3?i=895&cat=331262 image 896/1165 : accessed 24 Feb 2017
Date of entry in original source: May 20, 1915
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a motherAnna Susanna Conradie
September 6, 1917 (aged 42 years) Age: 82 years 6 months
Citation details: Death registration Anna Susanna CONRADIE: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-21988-54525-18?cc=1779109 : accessed 28 September 2015), 1917 > Victoria West > image 136 of 182; National Archives, Pretoria.
Date of entry in original source: September 7, 1917
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Deel 2, p268, b4c5d1e2f1.
Citation details: [3841] c2d5e1f5.
Citation details: Death notice: Anna Susanna CONRADIE (1917), MOOC 6/9/985 #3347/1917, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BY-M3FY-G?cc=2517051&wc=WVWM-9JY%3A1598032325 : 11 October 2018), 007730922 > image 745 of 861; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 14 Oct 2018
War
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 44 years)

Note: Source: Wikipedia
Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 43 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 sisterPetronella Carolina Theron
April 21, 1929 (aged 54 years) Age: 62 years 11 months
Citation details: Death registration: Petronella Carolina THERON (1929), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-G5F4-CS5?cc=1779109&wc=Q81G-DZ9%3A139967501%2C142592001 : 23 August 2019), 1929 > Somerset West > image 95 of 285; National Archives, Pretoria : accessed 8 Apr 2021
Text:

Birthplace: Victoria West Age: 63y

Citation details: Death notice: Petronella Carolina THERON (1929), MOOC 6/9/3527 #22379, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BK-Y9W4-S?cc=2517051&wc=WVWM-9NH%3A1598032383 : 11 October 2018), 007725069 > image 1231 of 1331; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 8 Apr 2021
Economic Event
Wall Street Crash
October 1929 (aged 54 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century. Source: Wikipedia
Birth of a granddaughterCynthia Theron
September 20, 1934 (aged 59 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p268, b4c5d1e2f1g10h2i1.
Citation details: Edward Noël GIDDY (1931-1998) and Cynthia THERON (1934-1998), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=1951203 : accessed 1 June 2016
Citation details: Cynthia GIDDY (THERON), G007/M07
Baptism of a granddaughterCynthia Theron
January 27, 1935 (aged 60 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p268, b4c5d1e2f1g10h2i1.
Marriage of a childMartin Luther Montague PickardAnna Susanna Girlie TheronView this family
July 29, 1944 (aged 69 years)

Source: LT GEDCOM
Citation details: Deel 2, p268, b4c5d1e2f1g10h4.
War
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 70 years)

Note: Source: Wikipedia
Death of a sonChristian Gert Conradie Christie Theron
May 10, 1946 (aged 71 years)
Citation details: Death registration Christian Gert Conradie THERON: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-22059-25629-59?cc=1779109&wc=31DL-VZQ:139963501,140039601 : accessed 24 September 2015), 1946 > Cape Town > image 1664 of 4599; National Archives, Pretoria
Date of entry in original source: May 16, 1945
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a sisterWilhelmina Magdalena Theron
December 18, 1952 (aged 78 years)
Address: Le Rouxs Dorp, District Paarl
Citation details: Death registration Wilhelmina THERON: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-21992-18827-22?cc=1779109 : accessed 6 October 2015), 1952 > Paarl > image 948 of 973; National Archives, Pretoria.
Date of entry in original source: December 19, 1952
Text:

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Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Deel 2, p268, b4c5d1e2f1g6.
Citation details: Gravestone: Wilhelmina Magdalena THERON (1862-1952) and Aletta Catharina THERON (1870-1963), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=1598985 : accessed 6 Oct 2015
Economic Event
Rand adopted
February 14, 1961 (aged 86 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 86 years)

Note: South Africa becomes a republic. Source: Wikipedia
Burial of a fatherPieter Carel Theron

Burial of a motherAnna Susanna Conradie

Birth: Anna Susanna CONRADIE

Sources consistent with *8.3.1835 are THERON - geslagsregister van Therons in Suid-Afrika and the Conradie - geslagsregister, the death notice and death registration form, and the baptism record (although this means that she was baptised at age 14 days). Only the gravestone mentions 8.3.1834.

Therefore we keep 1835 as the birth year.

Death March 26, 1962 (aged 87 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p268, b4c5d1e2f1g10.
Citation details: Estate index: Gert Christian THERON (1963), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C913-YS6F-G?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-9RJ%3A1598052323 : 27 January 2020), 007735066 > image 526 of 1218; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 21 Sep 2020