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From: "Janis Currie" <>
Subject: FAGAN in SA
Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2005 11:50:29 +0200
My grandmother born Miriam LAZARUS wrote:
Her grand parents William + Elizabeth FAGAN
I found on NAAIRS a claim for compensation 20/1/1903 ;
A few (4)questions, hoping someone can give me some ideas where to start
1) "William did not do any military service as he was exempt for age, but 4
sons went" .(This was during the 1899 - 1902 war). It also mentioned they
are British nationality.
question: where could I look for the 4 sons doing the military
2) They were living in 13 Avenue Road, Fordsburg, he was employed by
Robinson Gold mining Company as a gatekeeper.
question: is there any PO book's or records from this Company I
could perhaps establish a time they were there?
3) Elizabeth wrote" her husband is over 70 years of age, she is 55 years"
that would put him born ± c1831, her ± c1848.
question: where do you think I should start looking for a burial?
4) I have located on NAAIRS
daug Fanny Elizabeth FAGAN b c1867 Somerset East married Edward McINTYRE
Son Walter Victor FAGAN b c1882 Bloemfontein married Edith BAKER
Others not tracked yet:
DaugIvyFAGAN married Charles PHILLYSE??
DaugBarbaraFAGANmarriedDavid LAZARUS (these guys
are my great grandparents)
question: any ideas where/what would be the organised way to start
I would like to take this opportunity, to thank all these brilliant minds,
just in reading the replies to questions posed I've learnt stax.
I wish more of the responses could be sent to the list, this gives me ideas
of where or what to look at.