Benjamin Van Niekerk Theron, 18601933 (aged 72 years)

Name
Benjamin Van Niekerk /Theron/
Given names
Benjamin Van Niekerk
Surname
Theron
Birth April 10, 1860 41 39
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Citation details: Gravestone: Benjamin van Niekerk THERON (1860-1933), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=2551884 : accessed 24 Feb 2019
Baptism August 18, 1861 43 41 (aged 1 year)
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Death of a brotherEbenaezer Theron
September 20, 1862 (aged 2 years)

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War
American Civil War
from April 1861 to May 1865 (aged 5 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 4 years)
Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1865_in_South_Africa)
Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 6 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 13 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

War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 20 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Boer_War)
MarriageLouisa Catharina LubbeView this family
April 25, 1881 (aged 21 years)
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Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 20 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

Death of a sisterAlida Margaretha Theron
December 19, 1882 (aged 22 years)
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Death of a fatherPieter Johannes Theron
September 4, 1884 (aged 24 years)
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Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 41 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 41 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
1886 (aged 25 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

Death of a motherHendrina Gertruida Rabie
March 9, 1888 (aged 27 years)
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Death of a brotherPhillipus Rudolf Theron
January 27, 1894 (aged 33 years)
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Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 40 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 42 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Boer_War)
Epidemic
Pneumonic plague
February 1904 (aged 43 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 45 years)

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

Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa. Source: Wikipedia

Marriage of a childDaniël Liebenberg OlivierHendrina Gertruida TheronView this family
April 8, 1907 (aged 46 years)
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Citation details: Death notice: Daniël Liebenberg OLIVIER (1939), TAB MHG 2618/39, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSSW-B9NB-7?cc=2520237&wc=Q6VB-BR7%3A1590242755 : 14 February 2019), 007818068 > image 808 of 2247; Pietermaritzburg Archives (formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 25 Dec 2019
Marriage of a childHeinrich FennerSusanna Johanna Wilhelmina Sanna TheronView this family
March 5, 1909 (aged 48 years)
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Historical Event
Union of South Africa
May 31, 1910 (aged 50 years)

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

Union of South Africa established. Source: Wikipedia

Marriage of a childNicolaas Johannes du ToitLouisa Catharina TheronView this family
April 10, 1911 (aged 51 years)

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Death of a brotherHendrik Gerhardus Theron
August 6, 1912 (aged 52 years)
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Epidemic
Smallpox
1912 (aged 51 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 brotherJohannes Christiaan Theron
October 10, 1915 (aged 55 years)
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Death of a brotherCharl Wynand Theron
August 30, 1916 (aged 56 years)
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Birth of a grandsonBenjamin Van Niekerk Theron
November 29, 1917 (aged 57 years)
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Baptism of a grandsonBenjamin Van Niekerk Theron
April 2, 1918 (aged 57 years)
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Marriage of a childSydney Richard HowardNicola Sophie TheronView this family
October 23, 1918 (aged 58 years)
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War
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 58 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I)
Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 57 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

Marriage of a childAndries Gustaf ErlankAlida Margaretha TheronView this family
August 17, 1921 (aged 61 years)
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Birth of a grandsonBenjamin Van Niekerk Theron
August 28, 1922 (aged 62 years)

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Citation details: Benjamin van Niekerk THERON, Estate file: 001467/2012, Pretoria
Baptism of a grandsonBenjamin Van Niekerk Theron
May 6, 1923 (aged 63 years)
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Marriage of a childPieter Ignatius KroghBenjaminita TheronView this family
July 1, 1924 (aged 64 years)
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Economic Event
Wall Street Crash
October 1929 (aged 69 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

Birth of a grandsonBenjamin Van Niekerk Theron
May 9, 1931 (aged 71 years)

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Baptism of a grandsonBenjamin Van Niekerk Theron
August 23, 1931 (aged 71 years)
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Death January 17, 1933 (aged 72 years)

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Citation details: Gravestone: Benjamin van Niekerk THERON (1860-1933), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=2551884 : accessed 24 Feb 2019
Burial
Citation details: Deel 2, p367, b4c6d4e6f12.
Citation details: Gravestone: Benjamin van Niekerk THERON (1860-1933), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=2551884 : accessed 24 Feb 2019