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Stafford Parker MP
(1833 - 1915)
Stafford Parker was born in Maldon, Essex, England on 30 March 1833, the son of Stafford and Maria Parker. Before his move to South Africa, Parker appeared to have had an interesting life, being a sail...
James Benjamin Taylor MP
(1860 - 1944)
"Jim B. Taylor", "JB Taylor"
Born in Cape Town, J B Taylor was one of the Randlords who traveled to Kimberley after the discovery of diamonds, prospected in what was then the Eastern Transvaal, and was at the centre of events on t...
Dr Johannes Merensky
(1871 - 1952)
From Wikipedia ( ):
'Hans Merensky (16 March 1871 in Botshabelo – 21 October 1952 in Westfalia near Duiwelskloof) was a German South African geologist, prospector, scientist, conservationist a...
Henry Forbes Julian MP
(1861 - 1912)
Memorials of Henry Forbes Julian by his wife Hester Pengelly
Name: Mr Henry Forbes Julian
Born: Thursday 9th May 1861
Age: 50 years
Last Residence: in Torquay Devon England
Barney Barnato MP
(1851 - 1897)
"Barnato", "Barnet Isaacs (birth name)"
BARNEY BARNATO (21 February 1851 – 14 June 1897)
Barnett Isaacs grew up in Whitechapel, the very poor East End of London in an area that was predominantly a Jewish neighborhood. The Isaacs f...
Cecil John Rhodes MP
(1853 - 1902)
Cecil John Rhodes (1853-1902) was father of the De Beers Consolidated Mining Company and the British South Africa Company, as well as a major architect of British policy in southern Africa, founder of ...
Harry Frederick (Frederich) Oppenheimer MP
(1908 - 2000)
Harry Oppenheimer (1908–2000)
Born 28 October 1908 and died at age 91 on 19 August 2000, Harry Oppenheimer was a leading South African businessman and one of the richest men in the world. His ...
Sir Ernest Oppenheimer, SV/PROG MP
(1880 - 1957)
describes re Ernest:
"His first wife, May Pollack, with whom he had two sons, died in 1934, and his son Frank died after a swimming accident in Madeira in 1935. He underwent a spiritual crisi...