Barend Bartholomeus Theron, 18271905 (aged 77 years)

Name
Barend Bartholomeus /Theron/
Given names
Barend Bartholomeus
Surname
Theron
Birth November 24, 1827 28 20

Citation details: Deel 2, p256, b4c5d1e1f2.
Baptism March 2, 1828 28 21 (aged 3 months)
Citation details: Deel 2, p256, b4c5d1e1f2.
Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 7 years)

Note: *Voortrekkers* start leaving the Cape Colony. Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1835…

Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony. Source: Wikipedia

Death of a paternal grandfatherPieter Carel Theron
August 23, 1841 (aged 13 years) Age: 70 years 2 months 22 days
Citation details: Death notice: Pieter Carel THERON (1841), MOOC 6/9/24 #5133, http://www.eggsa.org/documents/main.php?g2_itemId=991163 : accessed 23 Oct 2015
Text:

At what house or where the person died: On the Farm Rietvley voor-Snowbereg belonging to his son Peter Andries Theron

Death of a fatherPieter Andreas Theron
May 17, 1843 (aged 15 years) Age: 43 years 8 months 17 days
Citation details: Deel 2, p252, b4c5d1e1.
Text:

op sy plaas Rietvley geleë in die veldkornetskap voor Sneeuwberg, afdeling Graaff-Reinet

Citation details: Death notice: Pieter Andries THERON (1843), MOOC 6/9/30 #6170, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-6YG7?mode=g&i=77&cat=331262 image 78/2225 : accessed 5 March 2017
Quality of data: primary evidence
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 16 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1844_in_South_Africa)
Death of a sisterRachel Maria Jacoba Theron
November 17, 1854 (aged 26 years) Age: 21 years 7 months 10 days
Citation details: Deel 2, p266, b4c5d1e1f5.
Citation details: Death notice: Rachel Maria Jacoba THERON (1854), MOOC 6/9/68 #2874, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-CSSX-D?mode=g&i=830&cat=331262 image 831/2120 : accessed 12 Mar 2017
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Dies 1m 10d after her daughter is born
Death of a maternal grandmotherRachel Maria Dippenaar
July 6, 1857 (aged 29 years) Age: 75 years 5 months
Address: Rietvlei, Voor-Sneeuberg, Graaff-Reinet
Citation details: p347, b5c3.
Citation details: Death notice: Rachel Maria DIPPENAAR (1857), MOOC 6/9/79 #4569/1857, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-CSCV-M?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZX%3A1598082377 : 28 September 2018), 007844939 > image 543 of 2166; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 3 Nov 2018
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 31 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 37 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 37 years)
Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1865_in_South_Africa)
Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 39 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 sisterAletta Catharina Jacoba Theron
June 11, 1872 (aged 44 years)

Citation details: Death notice: Andries Bartholomeus BURGER (1894), MOOC 6/9/333 #2427, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ8-7SPM-2?mode=g&i=1812&cat=331262 image 1813/2000 : accessed 2 March 2017
Citation details: Deel 2, p266, b4c5d1e1f6.
Economic Event
Gold discovered
September 1873 (aged 45 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

Death of a brotherJohannes Frederik Jacobus Theron
January 13, 1879 (aged 51 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p264, b4c5d1e1f3.
War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 53 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Boer_War)
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 53 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

Death of a motherHester Jacoba Maria Burger
March 31, 1884 (aged 56 years) Age: 77 years
Citation details: Deel 2, p252, b4c5d1e1.
Citation details: Death notice: Hester Jacoba Maria BURGER (1884), MOOC 6/9/207 #8335/1884, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQX-HSZM-9?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SZ1%3A1598082390 : 12 September 2017), 007844953 > image 548 of 2154; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 3 Nov 2018
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1886 (aged 58 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

Death of a brotherPieter Andreas Theron
November 17, 1895 (aged 67 years)

Citation details: Deel 2, p252, b4c5d1e1f1.
Death of a brotherSchalk Jacobus Theron
June 8, 1897 (aged 69 years) Age: 56 years 7 months
Address: Pienaar Street, Richmond
Citation details: Death registration Schalk Jacobus THERON: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-159394-300031-98?cc=1779109 : accessed 27 September 2015), 1897 > Richmond > image 49 of 107; National Archives, Pretoria.
Date of entry in original source: June 8, 1897
Text:

Cause of death: cancer, dropsey and ...

Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Deel 2, p266, b4c5d1e1f8.
Citation details: Death notice: Schalk Jacobus THERON (1897), MOOC 6/9/366 #1833/1897, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ8-4SNR-4?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8F%3A1598092314 : 12 September 2017), 007844970 > image 354 of 2117; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 1 Dec 2018
Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 73 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 74 years)

Note: Source: [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Boer_War)
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 74 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 74 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 76 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 April 14, 1905 (aged 77 years)
Citation details: Deel 2, p256, b4c5d1e1f2.