John Maitland Laurie Watermeyer, 19162000 (aged 84 years)

John Maitland WATERMEYER (1992)
Name
John Maitland /Watermeyer/
Given names
John Maitland
Surname
Watermeyer
Nickname
Laurie
Birth
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Salisbury, Rhodesia

Citation details: Watermeyer, p37, b13c7d5.
War
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 2 years)
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Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 1 year)
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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 3 years)
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Prime minister
Jan Christiaan Smuts
from September 3, 1919 to June 30, 1924 (aged 7 years)
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Economic Event
Wall Street Crash
October 1929 (aged 13 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
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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 23 years)
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Death of a brother
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
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
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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 29 years)
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Death of a daughter
1947 (aged 30 years) Age: days
Prime minister
Jan Christiaan Smuts
from September 5, 1939 to June 4, 1948 (aged 31 years)
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Death of a mother
about 1949 (aged 32 years)
Citation details: Watermeyer, p37, b13c7.
Prime minister
Daniel Francois Malan
from June 4, 1948 to November 30, 1954 (aged 38 years)
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Prime minister
Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom
from November 30, 1954 to August 24, 1958 (aged 42 years)
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Economic Event
Rand adopted
February 14, 1961 (aged 44 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 44 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 50 years)
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Death of a wife
Citation details: Watermeyer, p37, b13c7d5.
Text:

Salisbury, Rhodesia

Citation details: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKZQ-RVZK : 2 May 2016), Nita Estella Watermeyer, 12 Nov 1976; citing Death, Salisbury, Zimbabwe, National Archives, Harare; FHL microfilm 1,207,277 : accessed 10 Dec 2016
Prime minister
Balthazar Johannes Vorster
from September 13, 1966 to October 2, 1978 (aged 62 years)
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Death of a brother
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
Death of a brother
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
Prime minister
Pieter Willem Botha
from October 9, 1978 to September 14, 1984 (aged 68 years)
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Executive President
Pieter Willem Botha
from September 14, 1984 to August 15, 1989 (aged 73 years)
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Executive President (acting)
Jan Christiaan Heunis
from January 19, 1989 to March 15, 1989 (aged 72 years)
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Historical Event
Nelson Mandela released from prison
February 11, 1990 (aged 73 years)
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Historical Event
First General Elections
April 27, 1994 (aged 77 years)
South Africa
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Executive President
Frederik Willem de Klerk
from August 15, 1989 to May 10, 1994 (aged 77 years)
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President
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
from May 10, 1994 to June 14, 1999 (aged 82 years)
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President
Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki
from June 14, 1999 to September 24, 2008 (on the date of 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
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GPS: -25 46.667, 31 02.809

Death
September 18, 2000 (aged 84 years)
Source: Lori Watermeyer
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
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
elder brother
5 years
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
19082008
Birth: October 6, 1908 38 30
Death: June 1, 2008Phalaborwa, Limpopo, South Africa
6 years
elder brother
19141944
Birth: calculated December 1914 45 36 Zimbabwe
Death: February 3, 1944Middle East
20 months
himself
John Maitland WATERMEYER (1992)
19162000
Birth: August 3, 1916 46 38 Harare, Harare Province, Zimbabwe
Death: September 18, 2000
Family with Nita Estelle Cloete
himself
John Maitland WATERMEYER (1992)
19162000
Birth: August 3, 1916 46 38 Harare, Harare Province, Zimbabwe
Death: September 18, 2000
wife
19181976
Birth: January 22, 1918 45 45 Barkly East, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Death: November 12, 1976Harare, Harare Province, Zimbabwe
daughter
son
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