William Leathern

Is your surname Leathern?

Research the Leathern family

William Leathern's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Share

William Leathern

Also Known As: "Wild Bill"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Durban, Durban Metro, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Death: Died in Durban, Durban Metro, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of William Leathern, Jnr and Hannah Leathern
Husband of Christina Leathern
Father of William Guy Wainman Watson Leathern; David Arthur Raymond Leathern; Isabella Annie Maud Marsh; Thomas Wilfred Qn Leathern; Margaret Ivy Wingrave and 7 others
Brother of Sally Huneberg and Charlotte Leathern

Managed by: Gail Frances Nicolson
Last Updated:

About William Leathern

The first transport service to Pilgrims Rest was William Leathern's wagon. this travelled to Lydenburg every weekend. Leathern claimed that he never left anyone at Lydenburg no matter what his condition.

Among the most noted of these experts was a well known Maritzburg citizen, familiarly known as Bill Leathern, whose fame as a handler of the whip was as wide as the subcontinent itself. He was credited with being able to flick the neck off a bottle or send a shilling flying off the ground with the point of the lash. There were lions to be encountered in the days when Mr Leathern was on the road and to the end of his days he bore the marks of a mauling received in an encounter with one of these kings of the veld.

From: Roadside Memories: the Reminiscences of A. E. Smith of Thornville

http://www.mpumalangahappenings.co.za/pilgrimsrest_photo_gallery_page.htm#miniature_cross

view all 15

William Leathern's Timeline

1857
February 1857
Durban, Durban Metro, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
1883
April 13, 1883
Age 26
1884
November 2, 1884
Age 27
1886
May 23, 1886
Age 29
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
1888
May 9, 1888
Age 31
1889
July 18, 1889
Age 32
Pietermaritzburg, Indlovu DC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
1891
March 11, 1891
Age 34
1894
July 27, 1894
Age 37
Ladysmith, South Africa
1896
February 26, 1896
Age 39
Ladysmith, South Africa
1897
December 4, 1897
Age 40
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa