Mary Ann Flooks

7 April 1832–5 September 1872 (Age 40)
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Flooks was born on 7 April 1832, in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa, her father, George Flooks, was 32 and her mother, Hannah Green, was 21. She married William Barrable on 27 August 1855, in Grahamstown, Cape Colony, South Africa. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 5 September 1872, in Stormberg, Molteno, Cape Province, South Africa, at the age of 40.

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William Barrable
Mary Ann Flooks
Marriage: 27 August 1855
Caroline Jane Barrable
David Solomon Barrable
Hannah Maria Barrable
Thomas George Barrable
Alfred John Barrable
Harriet Mary Barrable

Spouse and Children

27 August 1855
Grahamstown, Cape Colony, South Africa


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Parents and Siblings



World Events (4)


Age 20

Sand River Convention. Britain recognizes Transvaal as the independent Afrikaner South African Republic.

Age 24

Xhosa cattle sacrifices lead to famine.

Age 35

Diamonds discovered in Orange Free State and Kimberley.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Old Norse personal name Flóki, originally a byname meaning ‘outspoken’, ‘enterprising’.2 Altered spelling of German Fluck .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Ann Barrable in entry for Thomas George, "South Africa, Methodist Parish Registers, 1822-1996"
  • Mary Ann Barrable in entry for Harriet Mary, "South Africa, Methodist Parish Registers, 1822-1996"
  • Mary Ann Barrable in entry for Hannah Maria, "South Africa, Methodist Parish Registers, 1822-1996"

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