Abraham Benjamin Joubert (1861 - 1959)

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About Abraham Benjamin Joubert

e1 Josua Adriaan Petrus = Graaff-Reinet 21.2.1796 † Middelburg, Tvl. 22.7.1875 x Graaff- Reinet 7.3.1819 Elizabeth Maria NAUDÉ xx Jacoba Elizabeth de Beer

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f7 Abraham Benjamin * 9.6.1861 Gedoop Rustenburg 7 Julie 1861

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Abraham Benjamin Joubert's Timeline

1861
June 9, 1861
July 7, 1861
South Africa
1898
January, 1898
Age 36
1899
December, 1899
Age 38
1901
1901
- 1902
Age 39
South Africa

Middelburg camp presents a problem in trying to understand why so many people died in the camps. It was the largest camp in the Transvaal system, reaching over 7,000 inmates at one point, and the reports of Dr Kendal Franks and the Ladies Committee suggest that it was very badly run. Dr Franks was critical of the layout of the camp and complained that the administration was ‘lax’, while the Ladies Committee thought it ‘one of the most unsatisfactory we have seen’.1 An intake of over 3,000 in May 1901 brought in desperately impoverished and debilitated people, which precipitated disease. By all these criteria the mortality in Middelburg ought to have been amongst the worst in the system, yet this was not the case, as a comparison with Mafeking camp shows. Indeed, apart from the May peak (a pattern which appeared in almost all the camps) mortality was little worse than the camp average, which was a record few camps achieved.

http://www2.lib.uct.ac.za/mss/bccd/Histories/Middelburg/

1959
June, 1959
Age 97
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