Hester Sophia Theron, 1883

Name
Hester Sophia /Theron/
Given names
Hester Sophia
Surname
Theron
Birth October 11, 1883 44 27

Citation details: Deel 2, p223, b4c1d3e8f1g12.
Baptism December 23, 1883 44 27 (aged 2 months)
Citation details: Deel 2, p223, b4c1d3e8f1g12.
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1886 (aged 2 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 motherMaria Magdalena Rupping
October 10, 1891 (aged 7 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p216, b4c1d3e8f1.
Marriage of a parentDaniël Johannes TheronSusanna Petronella ViviersView this family
November 14, 1892 (aged 9 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p216, b4c1d3e8f1.
Death of a sisterJohanna Maria Theron
May 14, 1899 (aged 15 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p223, b4c1d3e8f1g10.
Text:

Kleinkookfontein, Willistin, distrik Frasersburg

Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 17 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 18 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Boer_War)
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 18 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 18 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 20 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 22 years)

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

Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa. Source: Wikipedia

MarriageWillem TheronView this family
February 10, 1908 (aged 24 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p223, b4c1d3e8f1g12.
Citation details: Deel 2, p136, b4c1d2e2f6g4.
Historical Event
Union of South Africa
May 31, 1910 (aged 26 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 28 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 35 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I)
Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 34 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 sisterMaria Magdalena Theron
October 31, 1921 (aged 38 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p223, b4c1d3e8f1g11.
Death of a fatherDaniël Johannes Theron
August 7, 1927 (aged 43 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p216, b4c1d3e8f1.
Economic Event
Wall Street Crash
October 1929 (aged 45 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 half-brotherJohannes Andries Theron
May 20, 1935 (aged 51 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p218, b4c1d3e8f1g2.
Death of a half-brotherSchalk Willem Petrus Theron
June 18, 1935 (aged 51 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p223, b4c1d3e8f1g16.
War
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 61 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II)
Death of a husbandWillem Theron
June 5, 1952 (aged 68 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p136, b4c1d2e2f6g4.
Death of a half-brotherJacobus Christiaan Theron
March 21, 1954 (aged 70 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p216, b4c1d3e8f1g1.
Death of a half-brotherDaniël Johannes Theron
September 8, 1954 (aged 70 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p220, b4c1d3e8f1g4.
Economic Event
Rand adopted
February 14, 1961 (aged 77 years)
Note: Decimalisation of currency replaces the South African pound with the South African rand. Source: [Wi…

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 77 years)

Note: South Africa becomes a republic. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1961_in_South_Afr…

South Africa becomes a republic. Source: Wikipedia

Death of a brotherDaniël Johannes Theron
June 7, 1972 (aged 88 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p223, b4c1d3e8f1g14.
Historical Event
Nelson Mandela released from prison
February 11, 1990 (aged 106 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1990_in_South_Africa)
Historical Event
First General Elections
April 27, 1994 (aged 110 years)
Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_general_election,_1994)
Death
Yes