Thomas Arnoldus Theron, 1820

Name
Thomas Arnoldus /Theron/
Given names
Thomas Arnoldus
Surname
Theron
Birth March 11, 1820 44 36

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Baptism April 13, 1820 44 36 (aged 1 month)
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Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 0)

Note: 17 March - The first British settlers arrived in Table Bay, Cape Town on the *Nautilus* and the *Cha…

17 March - The first British settlers arrived in Table Bay, Cape Town on the Nautilus and the Chapman. 1 May - The Albury reaches Cape Town bringing settlers to Albany, South Africa. They arrive in Algoa Bay on 15 May. 2 May - La Belle Alliance reached Cape Town. She brought British settlers to Algoa Bay. 4000 British settlers started arriving in Algoa Bay (Port Elizabeth), they settled in Grahamstown and along the frontier. Source: Wikipedia

Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 4 years)

Note: Rix dollar (Dutch: *Rijsksdaalder*) is converted into the British sterling. Source: [Wikipedia](http…

Rix dollar (Dutch: Rijsksdaalder) is converted into the British sterling. Source: Wikipedia

Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 14 years)

Note: *Voortrekkers* start leaving the Cape Colony. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1835…

Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony. Source: Wikipedia

Death of a motherMagdalena Johanna de Klerk
May 25, 1839 (aged 19 years) Age: 55 years
Citation details: Deel 2, p72, b2c4d12.
Citation details: Death notice: Magdalena Johanna THERON (1839), MOOC 6/9/16 #3525, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MTS1?mode=g&i=1636 image 1637/2253 : accessed 5 March 2017
Quality of data: primary evidence
Marriage of a parentJacobus Wouter TheronMagdalena Johanna TheronView this family
April 28, 1840 (aged 20 years)
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Citation details: Death notice: Magdalena Johanna THERON (1841), MOOC 6/9/24 #5195, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MQY8-4?i=1212&cat=331262 image 1213/2223 : accessed 5 March 2017
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: Marriage: Jacobus Wouter THERON and Magdalena Johanna THERON (1840), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-Z9XL-F?i=471&cat=244034 : accessed 18 Apr 2020
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 23 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1844_in_South_Africa)
Death of a sisterMagdalena Johanna Maria Theron
February 24, 1848 (aged 27 years) Age: 30 years

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Text:

BEF 20 JUL 1854

Citation details: Death notice: Magdalena Johanna Maria THERON (1848), MOOC 6/9/46 #9630, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-MSKD-N?mode=g&i=1104&cat=331262 image 1105/2283 : accessed 12 Mar 2017
Quality of data: primary evidence
MarriageElizabeth Francina van SchalkwykView this family
November 25, 1850 (aged 30 years)
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Citation details: Marriage: Tomas Arnoldus THERON and Elizabeth Francina VAN SCHALKWYK (1850), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSK8-29YV-Q?i=405&cat=244034 : accessed 22 Apr 2020
Death of a fatherJacobus Wouter Theron
July 20, 1854 (aged 34 years) Age: 79 years 1 month 10 days
Citation details: Deel 2, p72, b2c4d12.
Citation details: Death notice: Jacobus Wouter THERON (1854), MOOC 6/9/67 #2655, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-CSMQ-H?mode=g&i=585&cat=331262 image 586/2120 : accessed 12 Mar 2017
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: His wife's mother is incorrectly given as his mother in the death notice.
Death of a brotherJacobus Johannes Theron
July 16, 1859 (aged 39 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p72, b2c4d12e2.
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 38 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza. Source: [Wikipedia](htt…

In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza. Source: Wikipedia

War
American Civil War
from April 1861 to May 1865 (aged 45 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues includin…

In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War. Source: Wikipedia

Economic Event
Economic depression
1865 (aged 44 years)
Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1865_in_South_Africa)
Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 46 years)
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

Economic Event
Gold discovered
September 1873 (aged 53 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 wifeElizabeth Francina van Schalkwyk
July 12, 1874 (aged 54 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p75, b2c4d12e7.
War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 61 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Boer_War)
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 60 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

Marriage of a childJacobus Wouter TheronLouisa Petronella AvenantView this family
November 6, 1883 (aged 63 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p75, b2c4d12e7f1.
Citation details: Death notice: Louisa Petronella AVENANT (1919), MOOC 6/9/1505 #3092/1919, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BT-YQ1G?cc=2517051&wc=WVWM-9J1%3A1598032324 : 11 October 2018), 007730978 > image 463 of 778; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 3 Nov 2018
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1886 (aged 65 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

Birth of a grandsonJacobus Wouter Jim Theron
January 29, 1888 (aged 67 years)
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Citation details: Gravestone: Jacobus Wouter THERON (1888-1958) and Sera Hanna STRAUSS (1901-1978), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=116514 : accessed 17 Dec 2016
Baptism of a grandsonJacobus Wouter Jim Theron
February 26, 1888 (aged 67 years)
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Death of a brotherChristiaan Jacobus Theron
July 26, 1889 (aged 69 years)
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Birth of a grandsonPieter Johannes Theron
November 26, 1891 (aged 71 years)

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Baptism of a grandsonPieter Johannes Theron
January 31, 1892 (aged 71 years)
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Birth of a granddaughterElizabeth Francina Theron
July 7, 1894 (aged 74 years)

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Baptism of a granddaughterElizabeth Francina Theron
August 5, 1894 (aged 74 years)
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Death of a brotherJan Petrus Daniël Theron
January 1, 1900 (aged 79 years)
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Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 80 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

Death of a brotherPetrus Jacobus Theron
February 12, 1901 (aged 80 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p78, b2c4d12e9.
War
Second Boer War
from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (aged 82 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Boer_War)
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 81 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

Historical Event
Orange Free State
from 1854 to 1902 (aged 81 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

Epidemic
Pneumonic plague
February 1904 (aged 83 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 85 years)

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

Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa. Source: Wikipedia

Historical Event
Union of South Africa
May 31, 1910 (aged 90 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 91 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

Death of a sonJacobus Wouter Theron
July 5, 1915 (aged 95 years)
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War
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 98 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I)
Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 97 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 of a daughterMaria Jacomina Theron
1923 (aged 102 years)

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Economic Event
Wall Street Crash
October 1929 (aged 109 years)

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. Source: Wikipedia

Death of a grandsonPieter Johannes Theron
December 28, 1936 (aged 116 years)
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Death of a granddaughterElizabeth Francina Theron
June 7, 1937 (aged 117 years)

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War
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 125 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II)
Death
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