Helena Margaretha Theron, 1863

Name
Helena Margaretha /Theron/
Given names
Helena Margaretha
Surname
Theron
Name
Helena Margaretha /Minnaar/
Type
married name
Birth March 10, 1863 40 39
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Death of a maternal grandfatherJohan Carel Voigt
March 26, 1863 (aged 16 days)

Citation details: Marais, p452, b2c4d4e8f2.
Baptism April 12, 1863 40 39 (aged 1 month)
Citation details: Deel 2, p481, b7c6d4e7f8.
War
American Civil War
from April 1861 to May 1865 (aged 2 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 1 year)
Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1865_in_South_Africa)
Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 3 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 10 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 18 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Boer_War)
Death of a fatherSchalk Willem Theron
July 29, 1881 (aged 18 years)
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Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 37 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

Death of a motherHelena Margaretha Voigt
March 10, 1902 (aged 39 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p479, b7c6d4e7.
War
Second Boer War
from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (aged 39 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Boer_War)
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 38 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 38 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
1881 (aged 17 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 22 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
Pneumonic plague
February 1904 (aged 40 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 42 years)

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

Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa. Source: Wikipedia

Death of a brotherJacobus Daniël Koos Theron
March 4, 1910 (aged 46 years)
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Historical Event
Union of South Africa
May 31, 1910 (aged 47 years)

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

Union of South Africa established. Source: Wikipedia

Death of a brotherSchalk Willem Theron
June 7, 1910 (aged 47 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p479, b7c6d4e7f5.
Epidemic
Smallpox
1912 (aged 48 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 55 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I)
Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 54 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 sisterAnna Margaretha Theron
September 9, 1920 (aged 57 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p479, b7c6d4e7f3.
Economic Event
Wall Street Crash
October 1929 (aged 66 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 brotherCharles Petrus Theron
August 20, 1930 (aged 67 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p481, b7c6d4e7f7.
War
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 82 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II)
Economic Event
Rand adopted
February 14, 1961 (aged 97 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 98 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
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