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Jessie Constance Lovemore (Helm)

Birthdate: (86)
Birthplace: Zuurbrak, Overberg District Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa
Death: September 6, 1960 (86)
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (Age)
Place of Burial: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Rev. Charles Daniel Helm and Elizabeth Eduardine Helm
Wife of Hector Livingstone Lovemore
Mother of Cecil Charles Lovemore; Winnifred Elspeth Margery Lovemore; Hector Von Puttkamer Lovemore; Alexis Moodie Lovemore; Constance Mary Driver and 1 other
Sister of Annie Kate Winnifried Helm; Cecil von Puttkamer Helm; Balfour Anderson McMillan Helm; Alexis Gunther Helm; Hedwig Louisa Helm and 2 others

Occupation: "Grand Old Lady of Rhodesia"
Managed by: Patricia Ann Seaton
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About Jessie Constance Lovemore

Jessie Constance Helm, 1875. (Mrs H Lovemore). Arrived with her parents, Rev. and Mrs C. D. Helm, at Hope Fountain Mission, when she was 19 months old. Her valuable Memoirs entitled "Thy Beginning” were arranged for publication in 1956 by the Rhodesia Pioneers' and Early Settlers' Society, and an interesting article by herself appears on pages 86 to 91 of "First Steps in Civilizing Rhodesia,” by Jeannie M. Boggie. Mrs Lovemore was affectionately known as the "Grand Old Lady of Rhodesia". She died in Bulawayo on the 6th September, 1960. She had lived longer in Rhodesia than any other white person and was given a state funeral at Hope Fountain Mission. On Roll of Women Pioneers. - Rhodesia's Pioneer Women 1859-1896


"South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Records (Stellenbosch Archive), 1690-2011 ," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), South Africa > Cape > Zuurbraak > Baptisms 1829-1876 > image 30 of 31; The Dutch Reformed Church Archives, Stellenbosch, Cape Town.

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Jessie Constance Lovemore's Timeline

June 1, 1874
Overberg District Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa
April 6, 1901
Age 26
Age 27
November 12, 1903
Age 29
Age 30
May 21, 1909
Age 34
April 12, 1911
Age 36
September 6, 1960
Age 86
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe