Saul Samuel Whitfield

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Saul Samuel Whitfield

Birthdate:
Death: Died in Tsomo, Transkei, Cape Province, South Africa
Cause of death: Acute Cirrhosis of the Liver
Place of Burial: Tsomo, Transkei, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Leo Africanus Whitfield and Mary Dodgson Whitfield
Husband of Janet Marshall Whitfield
Father of Vivienne Margaret Brown; Leo Orlando Whitfield; Bruce Henry Whitfield; Granville Washington Whitfield; Reginald Walter Whitfield and 2 others
Brother of Charlotte Sarah Gorman; John Henry Whitfield; Cordelia Ann Whitfield; Mary Elizabeth Wood; Oscar Leo Robert Whitfield and 7 others

Occupation: Trader
Managed by: Private User
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About Saul Samuel Whitfield

Death Certificate attached notes that Saul [incorrectly given the name Brown, but in fact Samuel] Whitfield was the father of 8 children. Errors noted by Peter Blair Whitfield: 1. Birth date for Bruce must be wrong as Saul would have been 4 when his son was born. 2. Leo Orlando and Granville dates of birth need checking as both born in same year but months apart. 3. Saul's second name is incorrectly recorded on the death notice as Brown. His second name was Samuel. He drank himself to an early death, his wife Janet Marshall (Brown) Whitfield ran the trading station - that's where the name Brown mistakenly comes from - and when he died she had to take out a mortgage bond to be able to afford to keep the place going. I know this because my grandfather was his son Saul Solomon Whitfield and the family was always careful to distinguish between Saul Samuel the father and Saul Solomon the son.

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Saul Samuel Whitfield's Timeline

1865
1865
1886
1886
Age 21
1887
August 23, 1887
Age 22
December 12, 1887
Age 22
1889
February 26, 1889
Age 24
1890
July 1890
Age 25
1892
May 21, 1892
Age 27
1901
July 8, 1901
Age 36
1906
January 27, 1906
Age 41
Tsomo, Transkei, Cape Province, South Africa