Violet Melissa Cooper, 19101976 (aged 66 years)

Name
Violet Melissa* /Cooper/
Given names
Violet Melissa*
Surname
Cooper
Name
Violet Melissa* /Blewett/
Type
married name
Birth calculated 1910

Address: Cape
Citation details: Marriage: Frank Edwin BLEWETT and Violet Melissa COOOPER (1939), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS29-JQHQ-Y?cc=2821281 : 18 March 2021), > image 1 of 1; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 10 May 2021
Historical Event
Union of South Africa
May 31, 1910 (aged 0)

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 2 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 8 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I)
Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 8 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

Economic Event
Wall Street Crash
October 1929 (aged 19 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

Occupation
typist
1939 (aged 29 years)

Citation details: Marriage: Frank Edwin BLEWETT and Violet Melissa COOOPER (1939), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS29-JQHQ-Y?cc=2821281 : 18 March 2021), > image 1 of 1; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 10 May 2021
War
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 35 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II)
Economic Event
Rand adopted
February 14, 1961 (aged 51 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 51 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 February 11, 1976 (aged 66 years)

Citation details: Estate index: Violet Melissa BLEWETT (1976), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91Q-899P-4?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-9B8%3A1598062302 : 5 January 2020), 007735826 > image 794 of 1214; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 11 May 2021