Alastair Maitland Watermeyer, 19021980 (aged 78 years)

Name
Alastair Maitland /Watermeyer/
Given names
Alastair Maitland
Surname
Watermeyer
Birth
1902 32 23
Source: Facebook
Citation details: Vipan Maitland WATERMEYER's children (c. 1920), posted by Straffen Short (12 Dec 2015), https://www.facebook.com/straffen.short/posts/1248376571855686 : accessed 20 Oct 2018
Epidemic
Pneumonic plague
February 1904 (aged 2 years)
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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg.
Epidemic
Tuberculosis
1906 (aged 4 years)
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Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa.
Death of a paternal grandmother
Address: off Riverstone Road,
Wynberg
Citation details: Watermeyer, p37, b13.
Citation details: Death registration Julia HUTTON: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-21992-9825-97?cc=1779109 : accessed 27 September 2015), 1907 > Wynberg > image 688 of 1315; National Archives, Pretoria.
Date of entry in original source: June 13, 1907
Quality of data: primary evidence
Historical Event
Union of South Africa
May 31, 1910 (aged 8 years)
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Note: Union of South Africa established.
Epidemic
Smallpox
1912 (aged 10 years)
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Note: Smallpox outbreaks: The outbreak of smallpox is reported in the Malay Location, Johannesburg and cases of smallpox are discovered in Durban.
War
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 16 years)
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Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 16 years)
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Note: An estimated 500,000 people die from the Spanish flu epidemic in South Africa, the fifth hardest hit country in the world.
Prime minister
Louis Botha
from May 31, 1910 to August 27, 1919 (aged 17 years)
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Prime minister
Jan Christiaan Smuts
from September 3, 1919 to June 30, 1924 (aged 22 years)
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Economic Event
Wall Street Crash
October 1929 (aged 27 years)
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Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century.
Death of a father
Text:

23 FEB 1939

Citation details: Watermeyer, p37, b13c7.
Citation details: Death noice: James Vipan Maitland WATERMEYER (1939), TAB MHG #1939/39, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSSW-N9PS-N?cc=2520237&wc=Q6VB-BP1%3A1590242748 : 16 December 2016), 007818061 > image 1523 of 2270; Pietermaritzburg Archives (formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 20 Oct 2018
Citation details: Gravestone: Vipan Maitland WATERMEYER (1870-1939), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=2989218 : accessed 12 Sep 2015

Birth date: Vipan Maitland WATERMEYER (1869-1939)

He died on 22 Feb 1939, at an age of 69y 5m (previous death notice anulled stated 8m). The calculated date of birth is therefore towards the end of Sep 1869. This is in line with the birth date on his baptism record as 12 Oct 1869. The gravestone states he is born on 14 Oct 1870. It would be surprising if the date he celebrated his birthday was not remembered well by his surviving family (although there might be an error in the year).

Prime minister
James Barry Munnik Hertzog
from June 30, 1924 to September 5, 1939 (aged 37 years)
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Death of a brother
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Citation details: Vipan Maitland WATERMEYER's children (c. 1920), posted by Straffen Short (12 Dec 2015), https://www.facebook.com/straffen.short/posts/1248376571855686 : accessed 20 Oct 2018
Citation details: Death notice: Norman Maitland WATERMEYER (1944), TAB MHG #6014/1944, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS9G-HKBC?cc=2520237&wc=Q6VB-BFJ%3A1590242577 : 7 September 2018), 007807241 > image 876 of 2659; Pietermaritzburg Archives (formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 20 Oct 2018
Text:

Where the person died: missing in air battle

Citation details: Certificate of death: Norman Maitland WATERMEYER (1944), TAB MHG #6014/1944, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS9G-HL4V?cc=2520237&wc=Q6VB-BFJ%3A1590242577 : 7 September 2018), 007807241 > image 877 of 2659; Pietermaritzburg Archives (formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 20 Oct 2018
War
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 43 years)
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Prime minister
Jan Christiaan Smuts
from September 5, 1939 to June 4, 1948 (aged 46 years)
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Death of a mother
about 1949 (aged 47 years)
Citation details: Watermeyer, p37, b13c7.
Prime minister
Daniel Francois Malan
from June 4, 1948 to November 30, 1954 (aged 52 years)
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Prime minister
Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom
from November 30, 1954 to August 24, 1958 (aged 56 years)
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Economic Event
Rand adopted
February 14, 1961 (aged 59 years)
South Africa
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Note: Decimalisation of currency replaces the South African pound with the South African rand.
Historical Event
Republic of South Africa
May 31, 1961 (aged 59 years)
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Note: South Africa becomes a republic.
Prime minister
Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd
from September 2, 1958 to September 6, 1966 (aged 64 years)
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Prime minister
Balthazar Johannes Vorster
from September 13, 1966 to October 2, 1978 (aged 76 years)
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Prime minister
Pieter Willem Botha
from October 9, 1978 to September 14, 1984 (4 years after death)
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Burial of a father
Address: Historical cemetery
Citation details: Gravestone: Vipan Maitland WATERMEYER (1870-1939), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=2989218 : accessed 12 Sep 2015
Text:

GPS: -25 46.667, 31 02.809

Death
1980 (aged 78 years)
Source: Facebook
Citation details: Vipan Maitland WATERMEYER's children (c. 1920), posted by Straffen Short (12 Dec 2015), https://www.facebook.com/straffen.short/posts/1248376571855686 : accessed 20 Oct 2018
Shared note

Writing on back of photograph of Vipan Maitland WATERMEYER's children (c. 1920)

On the back of this photograph is written : “Alister, Marjory, Ronny, Laurie, Tiny Watermeyer… children of Uncle Maitland”.

So that's #4826 Vipan Maitland Watermeyer's children : #4828 Alastair Maitland Watermeyer (1902-1980), #4831 Marjorie Maitland Watermeyer (later Paver) (1908-2008), #4830 Ronald Maitland Watermeyer (1906-1983), #4836 John Maitland Watermeyer (1916-2000) & #4833 Norman Maitland Watermeyer (1914-1944).

(written in Gran Sheila’s handwriting) - that is #4821 Sheila Adelaide Watermeyer who married #4822 David Austin Clark

Family with parents
father
18691939
Birth: October 12, 1869 54 40 Plumstead, Western Cape, South Africa
Death: February 22, 1939Barberton, Mpumalanga, South Africa
mother
Marriage MarriageOctober 2, 1901East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
15 months
himself
5 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
19082008
Birth: October 6, 1908 38 30
Death: June 1, 2008Phalaborwa, Limpopo, South Africa
6 years
younger brother
19141944
Birth: calculated December 1914 45 36 Zimbabwe
Death: February 3, 1944Middle East
20 months
younger brother
John Maitland WATERMEYER (1992)
19162000
Birth: August 3, 1916 46 38 Harare, Harare Province, Zimbabwe
Death: September 18, 2000

Descendants of Alastair Maitland Watermeyer

  1. Generation 1
    1. Alastair Maitland Watermeyer, son of James Vipan Maitland Watermeyer and Bertha Lilian Liefeldt, was born in 1902 and died in 1980 at the age of 78.

Ancestors of Alastair Maitland Watermeyer

  1. Generation 1
    1. Alastair Maitland Watermeyer, son of James Vipan Maitland Watermeyer and Bertha Lilian Liefeldt, was born in 1902 and died in 1980 at the age of 78.

  2. Generation 2 back to top
      2 of 2 individuals (100% complete).
    1. James Vipan Maitland Watermeyer, son of Carel Friedrich Joubert Watermeyer and Julia Hutton, was born on October 12, 1869 in Plumstead, Western Cape, South Africa and died on February 22, 1939 in Barberton, Mpumalanga, South Africa at the age of 69.

    2. Bertha Lilian Liefeldt was born on June 10, 1878 in Queenstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa and died about 1949.

  3. Generation 3 back to top
      2 of 4 individuals (50% complete).
    1. Carel Friedrich Joubert Watermeyer, landed proprietor (before 1901), son of Gottfried Andreas Watermeyer and Anna Catharina Carolina Poggenpoel, was born on January 2, 1815 and died on May 16, 1901 in Forest Cottage, Wynberg, Western Cape, South Africa at the age of 86.

    2. Julia Hutton, daughter of Henry Hutton and Elizabeth Sophia Beevor, was born on August 18, 1829 in Beaumont, Essex, England and died on June 13, 1907 in Wynberg, Western Cape, South Africa at the age of 77.

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