Margaretha Maria Lourens, 1873

Name
Margaretha Maria /Lourens/
Given names
Margaretha Maria
Surname
Lourens
Name
Margaretha Maria /de Villiers/
Type
married name
Birth October 27, 1873

Citation details: Baptism: Margaretha Maria LOURENS (1873) in estate papers of David Barend DE VILLIERS (1931), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91Q-HS9M-L?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-91Y%3A1598062335 : 12 September 2017), 007735904 > image 223 of 1314; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 24 Jul 2020
Baptism December 21, 1873 (aged 1 month)
Citation details: Baptism: Margaretha Maria LOURENS (1873) in estate papers of David Barend DE VILLIERS (1931), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91Q-HS9M-L?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-91Y%3A1598062335 : 12 September 2017), 007735904 > image 223 of 1314; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 24 Jul 2020
War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 7 years)

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Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 27 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 28 years)

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Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 28 years)

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Note: The South African Republic (Dutch: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, ZAR), often referred to as the Trans…

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 28 years)

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Note: The Orange Free State (Dutch: Oranje-Vrijstaat, Afrikaans: Oranje-Vrystaat) was an independent Boer…

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.

Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 7 years)
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Note: In 1881 gold in the Barberton area was discovered by Tom McLachlan who found alluvial gold at Jamest…

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 12 years)
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Note: Discovery of the Main Reef in Witwatersrand. Gold rushes to Pilgrim's Rest and Barberton were precur…

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
Pneumonic plague
February 1904 (aged 30 years)

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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg.
Epidemic
Tuberculosis
1906 (aged 32 years)

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Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa.
Historical Event
Union of South Africa
May 31, 1910 (aged 36 years)

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Note: Union of South Africa established.
Epidemic
Smallpox
1912 (aged 38 years)

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Note: Smallpox outbreaks: The outbreak of smallpox is reported in the Malay Location, Johannesburg and cas…

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 45 years)

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Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 44 years)

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Note: An estimated 500,000 people die from the Spanish flu epidemic in South Africa, the fifth hardest hit…

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 45 years)

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Prime minister
Jan Christiaan Smuts
from September 3, 1919 to June 30, 1924 (aged 50 years)

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Economic Event
Wall Street Crash
October 1929 (aged 55 years)

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Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression i…

The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century.

Death of a husbandDavid Barend de Villiers
September 18, 1930 (aged 56 years) Age: 59 years 2 months
Citation details: Death notice: David Barend DE VILLIERS (1930), MOOC 6/9/3784 #27970, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91Q-HS34-N?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-91Y%3A1598062335 : 28 September 2018), 007735904 > image 217 of 1314; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 24 Jul 2020
Prime minister
James Barry Munnik Hertzog
from June 30, 1924 to September 5, 1939 (aged 65 years)

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War
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 71 years)

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Prime minister
Jan Christiaan Smuts
from September 5, 1939 to June 4, 1948 (aged 74 years)

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Prime minister
Daniel Francois Malan
from June 4, 1948 to November 30, 1954 (aged 81 years)

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Prime minister
Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom
from November 30, 1954 to August 24, 1958 (aged 84 years)

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Economic Event
Rand adopted
February 14, 1961 (aged 87 years)
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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 87 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 92 years)

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Prime minister
Balthazar Johannes Vorster
from September 13, 1966 to October 2, 1978 (aged 104 years)

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Prime minister
Pieter Willem Botha
from October 9, 1978 to September 14, 1984 (aged 110 years)

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Executive President
Pieter Willem Botha
from September 14, 1984 to August 15, 1989 (aged 115 years)

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Executive President (acting)
Jan Christiaan Heunis
from January 19, 1989 to March 15, 1989 (aged 115 years)

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Historical Event
Nelson Mandela released from prison
February 11, 1990 (aged 116 years)

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Executive President
Frederik Willem de Klerk
from August 15, 1989 to May 10, 1994 (aged 120 years)

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