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From: "Marielle Ford" <>
Subject: Re: [ZA-IB] Query: ROWE, STRONGMAN, DASH of Benoni
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 08:34:39 +0200
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Dear Colin

See below, with spelling alteration, found on the NAAIRS website - this would be his death notice which might give you a lot of information:

DEPOT TAB
SOURCE MHG
TYPE LEER
VOLUME_NO 0
SYSTEM 01
REFERENCE 4568/51
PART 1
DESCRIPTION ROWE, SIDNEY.
STARTING 19510000
ENDING 19510000
REMARKS SURVIVING SPOUSE MARY PEARCE ROWE (BORN STRONGMAN)

and

DEPOT TAB
SOURCE MHG
TYPE LEER
VOLUME_NO 0
SYSTEM 01
REFERENCE 3191/53
PART 1
DESCRIPTION ROWE, MARY PEARCE. BORN STRONGMAN.
STARTING 19530000
ENDING 19530000

DEPOT VAB
SOURCE CT
TYPE LEER
VOLUME_NO 91
SYSTEM 01
REFERENCE 94/09/52
PART 1
DESCRIPTION POST OFFICE. AGENCIES. APPOINTMENT MR. S ROWE AS POSTAL AGENT AT VERBLYDING, DISTRICT HOOPSTAD.
STARTING 19090000
ENDING 19090000

If you can ask someone to look these up for you, you might find some interesting info.

Regards
Marielle Ford
----- Original Message -----
From: Colin Garvie
To:
Sent: 28 August 2003 21:46 PM
Subject: [ZA-IB] Query: ROWE, STRONGMAN, DASH of Benoni


I am seeking more information regarding Sydney Rowe and Mary
Pearce Strongman and possible links to other family trees. The only
information I have is the following newspaper obituary of 1951.


Death of Mr. Sydney Rowe, pioneer of Benoni. We regret to
announce the death of Mr. Sydney Rowe, pioneer of Benoni, at the
age of 74 years, at Barberton on May 11.


Born in Truro, Cornwall, Mr. Rowe came to South Africa 20 years
later and settled at Kimberley. During the Anglo-Boer War he
fought with Roberts' Horse. Three years after the war, in 1905, he
settled in Benoni and took up employment on the mines, being
responsible for shaft-sinking operations on New Kleinfontein and
Van Dyk Mines, among others.


In 1910 he was married to Miss Mary Pearce Strongman of
Portsmouth, and in 1915 he left the mines in order to start a
cartage contractor's business as well as cabs and carriages in
Benoni.


Eight years ago Mr. Rowe retired to Barberton owing to ill-health
and there became as much liked and respected as he had been in
Benoni. His present business in Benoni is still being carried on by
his son-in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. A. Dash. Mr. Rowe was
probably one of the kindest men Benoni had ever known and never
let an apportunity pass to do a good deed if he could.


The late Mr. Rowe had been a member of the Benoni Kilwinning
Lodge.


He is survived by his widow and daughter and son-in-law Mr. and
Mrs. A. Dash, and grandchildren Sydney, George, Mary and
Arthur.


The interment took place from the Methodist Church, Barberton,
and was conducted by the Rev. Mr. Freeland.


Their daughter was Eileen Rowed b. 27.2.1915

Any assistance or information will be greatly appreciated.

Colin Garvie

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