William Stephen Will Curgenven, 18771942 (aged 65 years)

Name
William Stephen /Curgenven/
Given names
William Stephen
Surname
Curgenven
Nickname
Will
Birth May 10, 1877
War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 3 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Boer_War)
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 3 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

Economic Event
Gold discovered
1886 (aged 8 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

Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 23 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 25 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Boer_War)
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 24 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 24 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 26 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 28 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 33 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 34 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 41 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I)
Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 40 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 52 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

War
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 68 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II)
Death July 19, 1942 (aged 65 years)