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From: "A. Lehmkuhl" <>
Subject: Re: BATTISS query
Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2005 13:31:28 +0100
References: <200504061201.j36C1AR0028510@lists5.rootsweb.com>
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> > Walter BATTISS, b. 28 Jul 1879 m. Louise Sara PRICE aged 24 at the
>Somerset
> > East
> > Methodist church on 14 Mar 1905.
> >
> > Walter's parents were John Hartley BATTISS and Mary ROBERTS
> > John and Mary married in the Somerset East Methodist Church on 4 Feb 1861
> >
> > Walter BATTISS the artist died in 1982 at the age of 75, so his birthdate
> > could have been about 1907.

Walter, the artist, was born on 06 January 1906 in Somerset-East.
He went to school at Gill College, Somerset East.
The family moved to Fauresmith 1917-20.
He later lived in Pretoria.
He married Grace ANDERSON in 1940 (she died in July 1975). They had one
son, Giles.
He was working at a winter retreat at Leisure Bay, when he had a heart
attack. He died in Port Shepstone on 20 August 1982.
The Walter Battiss Gallery is at 45 Paulet Street, Somerset East.

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