PETERS, Ernest Francis James

Male 1878 - 1921  (42 years)


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  • Name PETERS, Ernest Francis James 
    Born 31 Aug 1878  Guyong, Orange, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Jul 1921  Farm Hartebeestkuil, District Standerton, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I710  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2017 

    Father PETERS, James Chambers Frederick,   b. 2 Jun 1856, Sydney, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1923, Woollahra, Sydney, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother HOOPER, Emily Augusta,   b. 1854, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1908, Sydney, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 9 Jan 1878  Oatley St, Woollahra, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F295  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family SCHUURMAN, Dorothy Madeline,   b. 3 Aug 1892, Transvaal, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1981, Witbank, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 8 Jul 1911  St Boniface, Germiston, Transvaal, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. PETERS, Vernon James St George,   b. 23 Apr 1912, Delmor, Germiston, Transvaal, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1997, Phalaborwa, Transvaal, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F294  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Birth Cert 19382,
      Vanda's memories of what her father told her about her grandfather:
      left Australia at 13 years old on the Windjammers. Went back when he was 16 and still couldn't agree with his father. Left again and ended up in Capetown where he joined a newspaper. Fought on the British Side in the Boer War.
      (This info is almost certainly wrong because the tone of his father's letter and notes to him show no sign of disagreement and because he has a written reference from a lawyer (Slattery) in Sydney dated May 1901; also a letter of reference from the Daily Telegraph Newspaper in Sydney, dd 15 March 1900 saying that he had been employed there for three years.)
      We have photos of Ernie armed, on a horse, with the inscription “Boer rebellion”, but this may well have been after the Boer war.
      There are photographs of Ernie as an officer in a prison camp? for Chinese workers who were presumably employed in the Gold Mines. On one of the contemporary documents his occupation was listed as “cyanider” so he undoubtedly worked on a Gold Mine treatment plant.
      From Cris Waller's conversation with Vernon J StG Peters in April 1997:
      Farm HartebeestKuil was bought on the Government loan plan. Maize mainly; 12 miles from Val Station on the Durban train line. Nearest sizable town was Standerton.
      Died aged 41 following fall from horse. [1, 2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] Vanda Waller’s notes.

    2. [S8] Cris Waller’s notes.


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