Cornelia Susanna Nellie Wessels, 18731956 (aged 83 years)

Name
Cornelia Susanna /Wessels/
Given names
Cornelia Susanna
Surname
Wessels
Nickname
Nellie
Citation details: Death registration Cornelia Susanna CLOETE: "Zimbabwe, Death notices, 1904-1976," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-14684-73600-57?cc=1838530&wc=M6DX-YM9:164471201,164570701 : accessed 30 Oct 2014), Umtali > Death notices 1956, Vol. 153 > image 226 of 424; citing National Archives, Harare.
Birth calculated 1873
War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 8 years)

Note: Source: Wikipedia
Historical Event
Orange Free State
from 1854 to 1902 (aged 29 years)

Note: 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
September 1873 (aged 0)
Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field. Source: Wikipedia
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 8 years)
Note: 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 13 years)
Note: 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
Residence about 1900 (aged 27 years)
Note: Sy was van Winburg
Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 28 years)

Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town. Source: Wikipedia
War
Second Boer War
from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (aged 29 years)

Note: Source: Wikipedia
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 29 years)

Note: 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
Epidemic
Pneumonic plague
February 1904 (aged 31 years)

Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg. Source: Wikipedia
Epidemic
Tuberculosis
1906 (aged 33 years)

Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa. Source: Wikipedia
MarriageWillem Jacobus CloeteView this family
April 25, 1907 (aged 34 years)
Citation details: Death notice: Willem Jacobus CLOETE (1937), MOOC 6/9/4997 #56972/1937, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91Q-93F5-Z?i=584&cat=331262 : accessed 20 Feb 2017 image 585/1542
Citation details: Marriage: Cornelia Susanna WESSELS and Willem Jacobus CLOETE (1907), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9QG-RQVN?cc=1910846&wc=39ZF-GPF%3A183083201%2C1301774502%2C1301774601 : 4 November 2016), Free State > Winburg > Marriages 1883-1899 1903-1904 1902-1955 > image 702 of 1280; Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein : accessed 16 Oct 2018
Historical Event
Union of South Africa
May 31, 1910 (aged 37 years)

Note: Union of South Africa established. Source: Wikipedia
Epidemic
Smallpox
1912 (aged 39 years)

Note: 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 45 years)

Note: Source: Wikipedia
Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 45 years)

Note: 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 56 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century. Source: Wikipedia
Death of a sonJannie Cloete
before 1933 (aged 60 years) Age: ~15

Cause: Het aan sy hart gely
Note: Op 'n jong leeftyd oorlede.
Death of a husbandWillem Jacobus Cloete
November 1, 1937 (aged 64 years) Age: 65 years 4 months 25 days
Cause: haemorrhage of the brain and shock as the result of a motor car accident on the night of the 30/10/37
Citation details: Death registration Willem Jacobus CLOETE: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-159394-179887-91?cc=1779109 : accessed 17 October 2015), 1937 > Barkly East > image 91 of 200; National Archives, Pretoria.
Date of entry in original source: November 1, 1937
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Death notice: Willem Jacobus CLOETE (1937), MOOC 6/9/4997 #56972/1937, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91Q-93F5-Z?i=584&cat=331262 : accessed 20 Feb 2017 image 585/1542
War
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 72 years)

Note: Source: Wikipedia
Birth of a granddaughterJulia Watermeyer
1947 (aged 74 years)

Source: LT GEDCOM
Death of a granddaughterJulia Watermeyer
1947 (aged 74 years) Age: days

Source: LT GEDCOM
Residence 1956 (aged 83 years)
Address: 60 Bain Drive Umtali Southern Rhodesia
Citation details: Death registration Cornelia Susanna CLOETE: "Zimbabwe, Death notices, 1904-1976," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-14684-73600-57?cc=1838530&wc=M6DX-YM9:164471201,164570701 : accessed 30 Oct 2014), Umtali > Death notices 1956, Vol. 153 > image 226 of 424; citing National Archives, Harare.
Text:

Umtali, Southern Rhodesia, Rhodesia

Death July 24, 1956 (aged 83 years) Age: 83
Citation details: Death registration Cornelia Susanna CLOETE: "Zimbabwe, Death notices, 1904-1976," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-14684-73600-57?cc=1838530&wc=M6DX-YM9:164471201,164570701 : accessed 30 Oct 2014), Umtali > Death notices 1956, Vol. 153 > image 226 of 424; citing National Archives, Harare.
Text:

Umtali, Southern Rhodesia, Rhodesia