Margaret Jane Mitchell, 18431928 (aged 84 years)

Name
Margaret Jane /Mitchell/
Given names
Margaret Jane
Surname
Mitchell
Birth calculated October 1843 33 28
Citation details: Death notice: Jemima Brand DEWAR (1925), MOOC 6/9/2806 #8168/1925, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BB-KSVG-C?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-927%3A1598032447 : 11 October 2018), 007731743 > image 649 of 779; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 25 Dec 2018
Citation details: Death notice: Margaret Jane MITCHELL (1928), MOOC 6/9/3278 #17580, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C919-7Y1B?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-92T%3A1598032450 : 11 October 2018), 007731758 > image 535 of 783; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 13 Sep 2020
Baptism November 16, 1843 33 28 (aged 1 month)
Citation details: Baptism: Margaret Jane MITCHELL (1843), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=R_691790008 : accessed 13 Sep 2020
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 0)

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Census March 30, 1851 (aged 7 years) Age: 42 years
Address: 71 Bridge Street, Montrose, Forfarshire (Angus)

1851 Scotland - Census transcript - William Mitchell - Household https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1851/0020601198

Name Relation Condition AgeM AgeF Occupation Birthplace Infirm
William Mitchell head Mar 42 shipmaster Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Margaret Mitchell wife Mar 36 Montrose, Angus
Jemima Brand Mitchell daughter 9 Montrose, Angus
Margaret Jane Mitchell daughter 7 Montrose, Angus
Annie Mitchell daughter 5 Montrose, Angus
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 15 years)

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Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza.
War
American Civil War
from April 1861 to May 1865 (aged 21 years)

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Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues includin…

In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War.

Economic Event
Economic depression
1865 (aged 21 years)
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Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 23 years)
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Note: The Eureka Diamond was the first diamond discovered in South Africa. It weighed 21.25 carats (4.250…

The Eureka Diamond was the first diamond discovered in South Africa. It weighed 21.25 carats (4.250 g), and was found by Erasmus Jacobs near Hopetown on the Orange River in 1867. The diamond, cut to a 10.73-carat (2.146 g) cushion-shaped brilliant, is currently on display at the Mine Museum in Kimberley. The discovery of diamonds in South Africa led to the Kimberley Diamond Rush, and marked the beginning of the Mineral Revolution.

Economic Event
Gold discovered
September 1873 (aged 29 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field.
War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 37 years)

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Epidemic
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 57 years)

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Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town.
Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 58 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 58 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 37 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 42 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.

War
Second Boer War
from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (aged 58 years)

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Epidemic
Pneumonic plague
February 1904 (aged 60 years)

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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg.
Epidemic
Tuberculosis
1906 (aged 62 years)

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Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa.
Historical Event
Union of South Africa
May 31, 1910 (aged 66 years)

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Note: Union of South Africa established.
Epidemic
Smallpox
1912 (aged 68 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 75 years)

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Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 74 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 75 years)

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Prime minister
Jan Christiaan Smuts
from September 3, 1919 to June 30, 1924 (aged 80 years)

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Death of a sisterJemima Brand Mitchell
May 20, 1925 (aged 81 years) Age: 83 years 7 months
Address: 26 St Peter's Rd, Southernwood
Citation details: Death notice: Jemima Brand DEWAR (1925), MOOC 6/9/2806 #8168/1925, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BB-KSVG-C?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-927%3A1598032447 : 11 October 2018), 007731743 > image 649 of 779; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 25 Dec 2018
Residence to 1928 (0 after death)
Address: 26 St. Peter's road, East London
Citation details: Death notice: Margaret Jane MITCHELL (1928), MOOC 6/9/3278 #17580, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C919-7Y1B?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-92T%3A1598032450 : 11 October 2018), 007731758 > image 535 of 783; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 13 Sep 2020
Prime minister
James Barry Munnik Hertzog
from June 30, 1924 to September 5, 1939 (on the date of death)

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Never married 1928 (0 after death)

Citation details: Death notice: Margaret Jane MITCHELL (1928), MOOC 6/9/3278 #17580, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C919-7Y1B?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-92T%3A1598032450 : 11 October 2018), 007731758 > image 535 of 783; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 13 Sep 2020
Death January 18, 1928 (aged 84 years) Age: 84 years 3 months
Citation details: Death notice: Margaret Jane MITCHELL (1928), MOOC 6/9/3278 #17580, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C919-7Y1B?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-92T%3A1598032450 : 11 October 2018), 007731758 > image 535 of 783; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa : accessed 13 Sep 2020