William Dodds Townsend, 18671918 (aged 51 years)

Name
William Dodds /Townsend/
Given names
William Dodds
Surname
Townsend
Birth calculated August 13, 1867 28 25
Citation details: Death notice: William Dodds TOWNSEND (1918), MOOC 6/9/1370 #406, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91S-FQG5-Q?i=98&cat=331262 image 99/707 : accessed 26 Feb 2017
Note: Based on age at death.
MarriageFlora Campbell DewarView this family

Citation details: Death notice: William Dodds TOWNSEND (1918), MOOC 6/9/1370 #406, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91S-FQG5-Q?i=98&cat=331262 image 99/707 : accessed 26 Feb 2017
Citation details: The Daily Representative 27 April 1932 transcribed http://www.eggsa.org/newspapers/index.php/daily-representative/251-the-daily-representative-1932-2-april-june : accessed 9 July 2016
Text:

Wednesday, April 27, 1932

Marriage FAIRHEAD-TOWNSEND.- Married at St. Columba’s Church, Queenstown, by the Rev. R. RUSSELL, M.A., on Saturday, the 23rd April, 1932, Harry Talbot, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. FAIRHEAD, of Bain’s Vlei, Bloemfontein, to Joan, youngest daughter of Mrs. And the late Mr. W.D. TOWNSEND, of the Ridgeways, Queenstown.

Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 0)
Note: The Eureka Diamond was the first diamond discovered in South Africa. It weighed 21.25 carats (4.250…

The Eureka Diamond was the first diamond discovered in South Africa. It weighed 21.25 carats (4.250 g), and was found by Erasmus Jacobs near Hopetown on the Orange River in 1867. The diamond, cut to a 10.73-carat (2.146 g) cushion-shaped brilliant, is currently on display at the Mine Museum in Kimberley. The discovery of diamonds in South Africa led to the Kimberley Diamond Rush, and marked the beginning of the Mineral Revolution. Source: Wikipedia

Death of a motherMary Ann Birt
July 1, 1869 (aged 1 year) Age: 27 years 3 months 10 days
Citation details: Death notice: William Dodds TOWNSEND (1918), MOOC 6/9/1370 #406, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91S-FQG5-Q?i=98&cat=331262 image 99/707 : accessed 26 Feb 2017
Text:

Father: Wiliam Blore Townsend - Deceased Mother: Mary Ann Brit "

Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: Death notice: William Blore TOWNSEND (1910), MOOC 6/9/639 #812, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-8XK2?mode=g&i=752&cat=331262 image 753/2183 : accessed 26 Feb 2017
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8. Name and approximate date of death of previous spouse: Mary Ann Townsend (born Brit) died 1st July 1869

Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: Death notice: Mary Ann Bentier BIRT (1869), MOOC 6/9/128 #5503/1869, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-V9J5-F?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZL%3A1598082378 : 12 September 2017), 007844944 > image 644 of 2153; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 25 Dec 2018
Citation details: Gravestone: Mary Ann TOWNSEND (1842-1869) and Sidney TOWNSEND (1869-1870), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=3871766 : accessed 25 Dec 2018
Death of a brotherSidney Townsend
November 16, 1870 (aged 3 years) Age: 22 months
Citation details: Gravestone: Mary Ann TOWNSEND (1842-1869) and Sidney TOWNSEND (1869-1870), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=3871766 : accessed 25 Dec 2018
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 34 years)

Note: The South African Republic (Dutch: *Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek*, ZAR), often referred to as the Tra…

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

Economic Event
Gold discovered
September 1873 (aged 6 years)
Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilgrim%27s_…

Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field. Source: Wikipedia

Death of a paternal grandmotherHarriet Hockly
July 29, 1874 (aged 6 years) Age: 57 years
Citation details: Harriet Hockley http://www.1820settlers.com/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I2274&tree=master : accessed 26 Feb 2017
Citation details: Death notice: Harriet HOCKLY (1874), MOOC 6/9/148 #771/1874, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-MQMG-Y?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZG%3A1598082380 : 28 September 2018), 007844946 > image 1892 of 2135; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 25 Dec 2018
War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 13 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Boer_War)
Historical Event
Orange Free State
from 1854 to 1902 (aged 34 years)

Note: The Orange Free State (Dutch: *Oranje-Vrijstaat*, Afrikaans: *Oranje-Vrystaat*) was an independent *…

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

Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 13 years)
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. Source: Wikipedia

Economic Event
Gold discovered
1886 (aged 18 years)
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. Source: Wikipedia

Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 33 years)

Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1901_in_So…

Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town. Source: Wikipedia

War
Second Boer War
from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (aged 34 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Boer_War)
Epidemic
Pneumonic plague
February 1904 (aged 36 years)

Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1904_…

Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg. Source: Wikipedia

Epidemic
Tuberculosis
1906 (aged 38 years)

Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.…

Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa. Source: Wikipedia

Death of a fatherWilliam Blore Townsend
March 10, 1910 (aged 42 years) Age: 71 years 10 months
Address: Adderley Street, Bedford
Citation details: Death notice: William Dodds TOWNSEND (1918), MOOC 6/9/1370 #406, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91S-FQG5-Q?i=98&cat=331262 image 99/707 : accessed 26 Feb 2017
Text:

Father: William Blore Townsend - Deceased

Citation details: Death notice: William Blore TOWNSEND (1910), MOOC 6/9/639 #812, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-8XK2?mode=g&i=752&cat=331262 image 753/2183 : accessed 26 Feb 2017
Date of entry in original source: March 12, 1910
Quality of data: primary evidence
Historical Event
Union of South Africa
May 31, 1910 (aged 42 years)

Note: Union of South Africa established. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_of_South_…

Union of South Africa established. Source: Wikipedia

Epidemic
Smallpox
1912 (aged 44 years)

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. Source: Wikipedia

War
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 51 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I)
Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 50 years)

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. Source: Wikipedia

Death October 28, 1918 (aged 51 years) Age: 51 years 2 months
Citation details: The Daily Representative 27 April 1932 transcribed http://www.eggsa.org/newspapers/index.php/daily-representative/251-the-daily-representative-1932-2-april-june : accessed 9 July 2016
Text:

Wednesday, April 27, 1932

Marriage FAIRHEAD-TOWNSEND.- Married at St. Columba’s Church, Queenstown, by the Rev. R. RUSSELL, M.A., on Saturday, the 23rd April, 1932, Harry Talbot, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. FAIRHEAD, of Bain’s Vlei, Bloemfontein, to Joan, youngest daughter of Mrs. And the late Mr. W.D. TOWNSEND, of the Ridgeways, Queenstown.

Citation details: Death notice: William Dodds TOWNSEND (1918), MOOC 6/9/1370 #406, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91S-FQG5-Q?i=98&cat=331262 image 99/707 : accessed 26 Feb 2017
Date of entry in original source: November 6, 1918
Text:

Age of the deceased 51 years 2 1/2 months

Quality of data: primary evidence