Johannes Frederik John Theron, 18801971 (aged 90 years)

‘John’ THERON (c. 1950)
Name
Johannes Frederik /Theron/
Given names
Johannes Frederik
Nickname
John
Surname
Theron
Birth
Citation details: Deel 2, p268, b4c5d1e2f1g12.
Citation details: Gravestone: Johannes Frederick THERON (1880-1971), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=1978930 : accessed 27 April 2016
Baptism
Citation details: Deel 2, p268, b4c5d1e2f1g12.
War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 2 months)
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Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 0)
Barberton, Mpumulanga, South Africa
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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.
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1886 (aged 5 years)
Langlaagte, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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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.
Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 20 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 21 years)
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Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 21 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 21 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 23 years)
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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg.
Marriage
Source: Pieter Conradie
Citation details: email correspondence on 12 Jan 2015
Citation details: Deel 2, p268, b4c5d1e2f1g12.
Citation details: Marriage: Johannes Frederik THERON and Magdalena Elizabeth CONRADIE (1904), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVF-73JC-H?i=1050&cat=1153590 : accessed 27 Jan 2019
Citation details: Death notice: Magdalena Elizabeth CONRADIE (1951), MOOC #6877/51
Text:

Victoria West (Cape)

Epidemic
Tuberculosis
1906 (aged 25 years)
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Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa.
Historical Event
Union of South Africa
May 31, 1910 (aged 29 years)
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Note: Union of South Africa established.
Epidemic
Smallpox
1912 (aged 31 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.
Death of a father
Address: Bulthoudersfontein, Victoria-Wes
Citation details: Death registration Pieter Carel THERON: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-22071-44086-14?cc=1779109 : accessed 28 September 2015), 1915 > Victoria West > image 92 of 190; National Archives, Pretoria.
Date of entry in original source: May 25, 1915
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Death notice: Pieter Carel THERON (1915), MOOC 6/9/787 #1409/1915, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSSQ-9359-3?i=895&cat=331262 image 896/1165 : accessed 24 Feb 2017
Date of entry in original source: May 20, 1915
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a mother
Citation details: Death registration Anna Susanna CONRADIE: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-21988-54525-18?cc=1779109 : accessed 28 September 2015), 1917 > Victoria West > image 136 of 182; National Archives, Pretoria.
Date of entry in original source: September 7, 1917
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Deel 2, p268, b4c5d1e2f1.
Citation details: [3841] c2d5e1f5.
Citation details: Death notice: Anna Susanna CONRADIE (1917), MOOC 6/9/985 #3347/1917, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BY-M3FY-G?cc=2517051&wc=WVWM-9JY%3A1598032325 : 11 October 2018), 007730922 > image 745 of 861; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 14 Oct 2018
War
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 37 years)
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Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 37 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 38 years)
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Prime minister
Jan Christiaan Smuts
from September 3, 1919 to June 30, 1924 (aged 43 years)
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Death of a sister
Text:

Birthplace: Victoria West
Age: 63y

Citation details: Death registration: Petronella Carolina THERON (1929), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-G5F4-CS5?cc=1779109&wc=Q81G-DZ9%3A139967501%2C142592001 : 23 August 2019), 1929 > Somerset West > image 95 of 285; National Archives, Pretoria : accessed 8 Apr 2021
Citation details: Death notice: Petronella Carolina THERON (1929), MOOC 6/9/3527 #22379, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BK-Y9W4-S?cc=2517051&wc=WVWM-9NH%3A1598032383 : 11 October 2018), 007725069 > image 1231 of 1331; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 8 Apr 2021
Economic Event
Wall Street Crash
October 1929 (aged 48 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.
Prime minister
James Barry Munnik Hertzog
from June 30, 1924 to September 5, 1939 (aged 58 years)
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War
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 64 years)
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Prime minister
Jan Christiaan Smuts
from September 5, 1939 to June 4, 1948 (aged 67 years)
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Occupation
owned cycle depot
1951 (aged 70 years)
Citation details: Death notice: Magdalena Elizabeth CONRADIE (1951), MOOC #6877/51
Death of a wife
Address: 14 Sprigg Street, Cradock
Citation details: Death registration Magdelena Elizabeth CONRADIE: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-21991-10839-35?cc=1779109 : accessed 29 September 2015), 1951 > Colesberg-Cradock > image 394 of 505; National Archives, Pretoria.
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Cause of death: coronary thrombosis

Date of entry in original source: October 16, 1951
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Death notice: Magdalena Elizabeth CONRADIE (1951), MOOC #6877/51

Magdalena Petronella CONRADIE (~5.8.1883)

Magdalena Petronella CONRADIE *30.5.1883, ~5.8.1883, is the child of Christiaan Gert CONRADIE and Magdalena Elizabeth GROVE according to the Richmond NGK baptism records. As far as I can tell there are no further baptisms recorded for her parents. In both her parent's death notices there is no mention of a Magdalena Petronella, only a Magdalena Elizabeth.

According to Magdalena Elizabeth CONRADIE's gravestone she was born on 29 May 1883 and not 30 May 1883.

Despite this slight inconsistency I have identifed the baptised Magdalena Petronella as Magdalena Elizabeth, known to the family as Tant Lenie.

Death of a sister
Address: Le Rouxs Dorp, District Paarl
Citation details: Death registration Wilhelmina THERON: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-21992-18827-22?cc=1779109 : accessed 6 October 2015), 1952 > Paarl > image 948 of 973; National Archives, Pretoria.
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ouderdom

Date of entry in original source: December 19, 1952
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Deel 2, p268, b4c5d1e2f1g6.
Citation details: Gravestone: Wilhelmina Magdalena THERON (1862-1952) and Aletta Catharina THERON (1870-1963), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=1598985 : accessed 6 Oct 2015
Prime minister
Daniel Francois Malan
from June 4, 1948 to November 30, 1954 (aged 73 years)
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Prime minister
Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom
from November 30, 1954 to August 24, 1958 (aged 77 years)
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Economic Event
Rand adopted
February 14, 1961 (aged 80 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 80 years)
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Note: South Africa becomes a republic.
Death of a brother
Citation details: Deel 2, p268, b4c5d1e2f1g10.
Citation details: Estate index: Gert Christian THERON (1963), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C913-YS6F-G?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-9RJ%3A1598052323 : 27 January 2020), 007735066 > image 526 of 1218; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 21 Sep 2020
Death of a sister
Citation details: Deel 2, p268, b4c5d1e2f1g9.
Citation details: Gravestone: Wilhelmina Magdalena THERON (1862-1952) and Aletta Catharina THERON (1870-1963), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=1598985 : accessed 6 Oct 2015
Prime minister
Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd
from September 2, 1958 to September 6, 1966 (aged 85 years)
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Prime minister
Balthazar Johannes Vorster
from September 13, 1966 to October 2, 1978 (on the date of death)
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Burial of a father
Burial of a mother

Birth: Anna Susanna CONRADIE

Sources consistent with *8.3.1835 are THERON - geslagsregister van Therons in Suid-Afrika and the Conradie - geslagsregister, the death notice and death registration form, and the baptism record (although this means that she was baptised at age 14 days). Only the gravestone mentions 8.3.1834.

Therefore we keep 1835 as the birth year.

Death
Address: Port Elizabeth
Citation details: Deel 2, p268, b4c5d1e2f1g12.
Citation details: Gravestone: Johannes Frederick THERON (1880-1971), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=1978930 : accessed 27 April 2016
Burial
Address: Forest Hill cemetery, Port Elizabeth
Citation details: Gravestone: Johannes Frederick THERON (1880-1971), http://www.graves-at-eggsa.org/main.php?g2_itemId=1978930 : accessed 27 April 2016
Family with parents
father
18311915
Birth: June 23, 1831 29 19 Richmond, Northern Cape, South Africa
Death: April 2, 1915Victoria West, Northern Cape, South Africa
mother
18351917
Birth: March 8, 1835 34 24 Richmond, Northern Cape, South Africa
Death: September 6, 1917Victoria West, Northern Cape, South Africa
Marriage MarriageJune 23, 1851Richmond, Northern Cape, South Africa
1 year
elder brother
18521853
Birth: June 30, 1852 21 17
Death: about 1853
3 years
elder sister
18551856
Birth: November 16, 1855 24 20
Death: about 1856
2 years
elder sister
18571862
Birth: November 11, 1857 26 22
Death: before December 1862
16 months
elder sister
18591860
Birth: March 13, 1859 27 24
Death: about 1860
2 years
elder sister
18611862
Birth: March 4, 1861 29 25
Death: about 1862
22 months
elder sister
18621952
Birth: December 31, 1862 31 27
Death: December 18, 1952Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa
3 years
elder sister
18661929
Birth: May 10, 1866 34 31 Richmond, Northern Cape, South Africa
Death: April 21, 1929Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
3 years
elder brother
18691870
Birth: April 29, 1869 37 34
Death: about 1870
14 months
elder sister
18701963
Birth: June 30, 1870 39 35
Death: January 6, 1963
2 years
elder brother
1872
Birth: September 26, 1872 41 37
2 years
elder brother
Christian Gert 'Boy' THERON (c. 1960)
18741962
Birth: October 29, 1874 43 39 Richmond, Northern Cape, South Africa
Death: March 26, 1962Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2 years
elder sister
18771878
Birth: January 4, 1877 45 41
Death: about 1878
4 years
himself
‘John’ THERON (c. 1950)
18801971
Birth: December 28, 1880 49 45
Death: December 21, 1971Gqeberha, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Family with Magdalena Elizabeth Lenie Conradie
himself
‘John’ THERON (c. 1950)
18801971
Birth: December 28, 1880 49 45
Death: December 21, 1971Gqeberha, Eastern Cape, South Africa
wife
Lenie CONRADIE (c. 1944)
18831951
Birth: May 29, 1883 46 42 Richmond, Northern Cape, South Africa
Death: October 15, 1951Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Marriage MarriageSeptember 25, 1904Richmond, Northern Cape, South Africa
3 years
son
19081983
Birth: February 16, 1908 27 24
Death: December 7, 1983Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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Cornelius Willem Petrus Corneels Cloete (1899–1967) Christian Gert Boy Theron + Wilhelmina Magdelena Willie Conradie Charles Thomas Ekron (1873–1935) Barend Stephanus van der Merwe Bennie Welgemoed (1906–1959) Dirk Hendrik Jacobus Coetzee (1931–2010) William Dods Pringle (1809–1876) Johannes Frederik John Theron (1880–1971) Jacoba Ritchie Erlank (1866–1904) Willem Jacobus Cloete (1901–1981) Cornelius Willem Petrus Corneels Cloete (1899–1967) Barend Stephanus van der Merwe (1911–1969) Dacre Lovett Haddon (1922–1944) Henri-Armand du Wicquet de Rodelinghem (1848–) Alwin Michael Wiggill (1944–2009) Willem Izak Welgemoed (1911–1992) Muriel Dorothy Evelyn Barnard (1941–2009) Richard Leonard Haddon Townsend (1904–1990) Kate Winifred Winnie Haddon (1873–1945) Andries Christian David Dries Koch (1918–1982) Richard Leonard Haddon Townsend (1904–1990) Jacobus Johannes Koos Theron (1896–1975) Wilhelmina Magdelena Willie Conradie (1877–1973) Johanna Andrichetta Thebus Koch (1907–2003) Judith Daisy Welgemoed (1914–1987) Jacoba Egberta Ferreira (1881–1940) Martinus Gericke Jeppe Koch (1921–1998) Johanna Andrichetta Thebus Koch (1907–2003) Brenda Law (1910–1999) Dirk Hendrik Jacobus Coetzee (1931–2010) Willem Izak Welgemoed (1911–1992) James Bodinar Jimmy Blewett (1930–1985) Burgher Ferreira Koch (1913–1976) Maria Susanna Catharina Bosch (1864–1947) Anna Magdalena Egbertha Koch (1905–1972) Toby van Schalkwyk Koch (1952–2003) John George Delport (1896–1949) Willem Jacobus Cloete (1872–1937) William Edward Bill Key (1905–1991) Frederick Wilhelm Frik Koch (1911–1977) John Maitland Laurie Watermeyer (1916–2000) Maria Elizabeth Nonnie Conradie (1866–1955) Petrus Daniel Piet Koch (1915–1956) Christian Gert Boy Theron + Wilhelmina Magdelena Willie Conradie Edward Noël Ted Giddy (1931–1998) Anna Magdalena Egbertha Koch (1905–1972) Roelof Anthonie van der Merwe (1893–) Guillaume Gieljam van Niekerk (1872–1978) Vera Theron (1954–2012)