Gesina Christina Theron, 1885

Name
Gesina Christina /Theron/
Given names
Gesina Christina
Surname
Theron
Name
Gesina Christina /Mans/
Type
married name
Birth September 16, 1885 46 29

Citation details: Deel 2, p223, b4c1d3e8f1g13.
Baptism November 1, 1885 46 29 (aged 1 month)
Citation details: Deel 2, p223, b4c1d3e8f1g13.
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1886 (aged 0)
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 6 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p216, b4c1d3e8f1.
Marriage of a parentDaniël Johannes TheronSusanna Petronella ViviersView this family
November 14, 1892 (aged 7 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p216, b4c1d3e8f1.
Death of a sisterJohanna Maria Theron
May 14, 1899 (aged 13 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p223, b4c1d3e8f1g10.
Text:

Kleinkookfontein, Willistin, distrik Frasersburg

Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 15 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 16 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Boer_War)
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 16 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 16 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 18 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 20 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 24 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 26 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 33 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I)
Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 32 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 36 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p223, b4c1d3e8f1g11.
Death of a fatherDaniël Johannes Theron
August 7, 1927 (aged 41 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p216, b4c1d3e8f1.
Economic Event
Wall Street Crash
October 1929 (aged 44 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 49 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p218, b4c1d3e8f1g2.
Death of a half-brotherSchalk Willem Petrus Theron
June 18, 1935 (aged 49 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p223, b4c1d3e8f1g16.
War
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 59 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II)
Death of a half-brotherJacobus Christiaan Theron
March 21, 1954 (aged 68 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p216, b4c1d3e8f1g1.
Death of a half-brotherDaniël Johannes Theron
September 8, 1954 (aged 68 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p220, b4c1d3e8f1g4.
Economic Event
Rand adopted
February 14, 1961 (aged 75 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 75 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 86 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p223, b4c1d3e8f1g14.
Historical Event
Nelson Mandela released from prison
February 11, 1990 (aged 104 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1990_in_South_Africa)
Historical Event
First General Elections
April 27, 1994 (aged 108 years)
Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_general_election,_1994)
Death
Yes