Roelof Anthonie van der Merwe, 1893

Roelof Anthonie VAN DER MERWE (1893-, c.1920)
Name
Roelof Anthonie /van der Merwe/
Given names
Roelof Anthonie
Surname
van der Merwe
Birth
Baptism
Death of a paternal grandfather
Cause: murder by gunshot (after inquest)
Citation details: Death registration: Barend Stephanus VAN DER MERWE (11 Sep 1896), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939Z-PB81-C?cc=1779109&wc=Q81G-HQR%3A139966501%2C139965702 : 21 August 2017), 1896 > Cradock > image 238 of 428; National Archives, Pretoria : accessed 11 Oct 2020
Date of entry in original source: September 11, 1896
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Death registration: Barend Stephanus VAN DER MERWE (17 Sep 1896), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939Z-PB81-C?cc=1779109&wc=Q81G-HQR%3A139966501%2C139965702 : 21 August 2017), 1896 > Cradock > image 238 of 428; National Archives, Pretoria : accessed 11 Oct 2020
Date of entry in original source: September 17, 1896
Quality of data: primary evidence
Text:

† "Brakfontein", dist. Cradock 11.9.1896

Citation details: b4c6
Text:

op de plaats Brakfontein

Citation details: Death notice: Barend Stephanus VAN DER MERWE (1896), MOOC 6/9/358 #2612, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ8-FSJ7-B?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-S8T%3A1598092308 : 12 September 2017), 007844969 > image 9 of 2176; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 25 June 2019

Death place: Barend Stephanus VAN DER MERWE (1832-1896)

The death registrations indicate place of death as Dassieskloof with an intention to bury on Brakfontein his normal place of residence.

Death of a paternal grandmother
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Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 7 years)
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Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town.
War
Second Boer War
from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (aged 9 years)
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Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 8 years)
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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.
Historical Event
Orange Free State
from 1854 to 1902 (aged 8 years)
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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.
Epidemic
Pneumonic plague
February 1904 (aged 10 years)
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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg.
Epidemic
Tuberculosis
1906 (aged 12 years)
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Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa.
Historical Event
Union of South Africa
May 31, 1910 (aged 17 years)
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Note: Union of South Africa established.
Epidemic
Smallpox
1912 (aged 18 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 25 years)
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Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 24 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 26 years)
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Prime minister
Jan Christiaan Smuts
from September 3, 1919 to June 30, 1924 (aged 31 years)
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Economic Event
Wall Street Crash
October 1929 (aged 36 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
Citation details: Gravestone: Barend Stephanus VAN DER MERWE (1936) and Maria Susanna Catharina VAN DER MERWE (1947), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=1121109 : accessed 5 July 2019
Citation details: Death registration: Barend Stephanus VAN DER MERWE (1936), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-95F7-92BK?cc=1779109&wc=Q81G-8GR%3A139966401%2C139965702 : 3 December 2019), 1936 > Cradock > image 269 of 418; National Archives, Pretoria : accessed 9 Jan 2020
Prime minister
James Barry Munnik Hertzog
from June 30, 1924 to September 5, 1939 (aged 46 years)
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War
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 52 years)
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Death of a mother
Citation details: Gravestone: Barend Stephanus VAN DER MERWE (1936) and Maria Susanna Catharina VAN DER MERWE (1947), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=1121109 : accessed 5 July 2019
Prime minister
Jan Christiaan Smuts
from September 5, 1939 to June 4, 1948 (aged 55 years)
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Prime minister
Daniel Francois Malan
from June 4, 1948 to November 30, 1954 (aged 61 years)
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Prime minister
Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom
from November 30, 1954 to August 24, 1958 (aged 65 years)
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Economic Event
Rand adopted
February 14, 1961 (aged 67 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 68 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 73 years)
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Death of a brother
Citation details: Gravestone: Barend Stephanus VAN DER MERWE (1911-1969), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=1121112 : accessed 30 Dec 2021
Prime minister
Balthazar Johannes Vorster
from September 13, 1966 to October 2, 1978 (aged 85 years)
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Prime minister
Pieter Willem Botha
from October 9, 1978 to September 14, 1984 (aged 91 years)
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Executive President
Pieter Willem Botha
from September 14, 1984 to August 15, 1989 (aged 96 years)
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Executive President (acting)
Jan Christiaan Heunis
from January 19, 1989 to March 15, 1989 (aged 95 years)
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Historical Event
Nelson Mandela released from prison
February 11, 1990 (aged 96 years)
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Historical Event
First General Elections
April 27, 1994 (aged 101 years)
South Africa
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Executive President
Frederik Willem de Klerk
from August 15, 1989 to May 10, 1994 (aged 101 years)
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President
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
from May 10, 1994 to June 14, 1999 (aged 106 years)
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President
Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki
from June 14, 1999 to September 24, 2008 (aged 115 years)
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President
Kgalema Petrus Motlanthe
from September 25, 2008 to May 9, 2009 (aged 116 years)
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President
Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma
from May 9, 2009 to February 14, 2018 (aged 124 years)
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Burial of a mother
Citation details: Gravestone: Barend Stephanus VAN DER MERWE (1936) and Maria Susanna Catharina VAN DER MERWE (1947), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=1121109 : accessed 5 July 2019
Family with parents
father
Barend Stephanus VAN DER MERWE (1866-1936, c. 1920)
18661936
Birth: March 15, 1866 33 28
Death: July 31, 1936Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa
mother
elder sister
Aletta Johanna VAN DER MERWE (1889-, c. 1920)
1889
Birth: December 13, 1889 23 25
22 months
elder brother
1891
Birth: October 2, 1891 25 27
19 months
himself
Roelof Anthonie VAN DER MERWE (1893-, c.1920)
1893
Birth: April 25, 1893 27 28
younger sister
Private
younger brother
Barend Stephanus VAN DER MERWE (1911-, c. 1920)
19111969
Birth: May 28, 1911 45 46
Death: March 23, 1969
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Jacobus Nicolaas Boshoff (1808–1881) Muriel Dorothy Evelyn Barnard (1941–2009) William Dods Pringle (1809–1876) Christiaan Gert Conradie (1837–1898) Barend Stephanus van der Merwe (1911–1969) Barend Stephanus van der Merwe Bennie Welgemoed (1906–1959) Elizabeth Moore (1790–1862) Charles Thomas Ekron (1873–1935) Brenda Law (1910–1999) Barend Stephanus van der Merwe Bennie Welgemoed (1906–1959) Dirk Hendrik Jacobus Coetzee (1931–2010) Cornelius Willem Petrus Corneels Cloete (1899–1967) Richard Leonard Haddon Townsend (1904–1990) Jacoba Egberta Ferreira (1881–1940) Martinus Gericke Jeppe Koch (1921–1998) Judith Daisy Welgemoed (1914–1987) Rhoda Alice Lovering (1893–) Alastair Maitland Watermeyer (1902–1980) Margaret Eileen Laura Peggy Matthews (1906–1993) Emma Carolina Louisa Boardman (1875–1960) Toby van Schalkwyk Koch (1952–2003) Andries Christian David Dries Koch (1918–1982) Edward Noël Ted Giddy (1931–1998) Maria Elizabeth Nonnie Conradie (1866–1955) Rosine Maud Townsend (1897–) Wilhelmina Magdelena Willie Conradie (1877–1973) William Edward Bill Key (1905–1991) Frederick Wilhelm Frik Koch (1911–1977) Willem Jacobus Cloete (1872–1937) Anna Magdalena Egbertha Koch (1905–1972) Willem Izak Welgemoed (1911–1992) Anna Jacoba Elizabeth Greeff (1891–1966) Dacre Lovett Haddon (1922–1944) Christian Gert Conradie Christie Theron (1900–1946) Dirk Hendrik Jacobus Coetzee (1931–2010) Kate Winifred Winnie Haddon (1873–1945) Willem Jacobus Cloete (1901–1981) John George Delport (1896–1949) Johanna Hendrina Grobler Babes Welgemoed (1908–1989) Vera Theron (1954–2012) Susanna Catharina Sannie van der Merwe (1927–1951) Cornelius Willem Petrus Corneels Cloete (1899–1967) Daniel Hockly (1787–1835) Christian Gert Conradie Christie Theron (1900–1946) Burgher Ferreira Koch (1913–1976) Cornelius Willem Petrus Corneels Cloete (1899–1967) Petrus Daniel Piet Koch (1915–1956) Henri-Armand du Wicquet de Rodelinghem (1848–)