Magdalena Wilhelmina Klassina Grobbelaar, 18401905 (aged 64 years)

Name
Magdalena Wilhelmina Klassina /Grobbelaar/
Given names
Magdalena Wilhelmina Klassina
Surname
Grobbelaar
Birth about June 1840 32
Citation details: Grobbelaar, p573, b11c8d2e3.
Citation details: Death notice: Magdalena Wilhelmina Klassina GROBBELAAR (1905) (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ8-7S18-9?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SCK%3A1598082349 : 12 September 2017), 007844462 > image 1262 of 2224 : accessed 5 Apr 2018
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Note: birth month based on death notice
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 3 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1844_in_South_Africa)
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 18 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza. Source: [Wikipedia](htt…

In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza. Source: Wikipedia

War
American Civil War
from April 1861 to May 1865 (aged 24 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 24 years)
Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1865_in_South_Africa)
Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 26 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

Death of a brotherWillem Grobbelaar
May 2, 1873 (aged 32 years)
Citation details: Grobbelaar, p573, b11c8d2e4.
Death of a fatherWilhelm Grobbelaar
September 26, 1873 (aged 33 years)
Citation details: Grobbelaar, p573, b11c8d2.
Economic Event
Gold discovered
September 1873 (aged 33 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 40 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Boer_War)
Death of a sisterMartha Maria Grobbelaar
May 19, 1889 (aged 48 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p135, b4c1d2e2f6.
Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 60 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 61 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Boer_War)
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 61 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 61 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 40 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 45 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 63 years)

Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1904_…

Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg. Source: Wikipedia

Death January 19, 1905 (aged 64 years) Age: 64 years 7 months
Citation details: Grobbelaar, p573, b11c8d2e3.
Citation details: Death notice: Magdalena Wilhelmina Klassina GROBBELAAR (1905) (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ8-7S18-9?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SCK%3A1598082349 : 12 September 2017), 007844462 > image 1262 of 2224 : accessed 5 Apr 2018
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