Lilian Francis Gerber

1922–1970 (Age 47)
Reitz, Orange Free State, South Africa

The Life of Lilian Francis

When Lilian Francis Gerber was born on 20 June 1922, in Reitz, Orange Free State, South Africa, her father, Oswald Francis Gerber, was 27 and her mother, Gezina Catharina de Jager, was 20. She had at least 1 daughter with Salomon Ignatius Wilhelm Cronje. She died on 30 April 1970, at the age of 47.

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Family Time Line

Lilian Francis Gerber
1922–1970
Salomon Ignatius Wilhelm Cronje
1922–
Gezina Catharina Cronje
1948–

Spouse & Children

children

(1)

  • Gezina Catharina Cronje

    Female1948–Female

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1923

Age 1

Natives Urban Areas Act authorizes segregation in urban areas. South African Indian Congress established. South African Native National Congress becomes African National Congress (ANC).
1925

Age 3

Afrikaans recognized as South Africa's official language.
1936

Age 14

Black voting rights revoked in Cape. Black land ownership expanded, but still restricted to 13 percent of land.

Name Meaning

German, Swiss, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tanner, Middle High German gerwer (from Old High German (ledar) garawo ‘leather preparer’), German Gerber.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Lilian Francis Gerber in entry for Salomon Ignatius Wilhelm, "South Africa, Netherdutch Reformed Church Registers (Pretoria Archive), 1838-1991"
  • Lilian Francis Gerber in entry for Gezina Catharina Cronje, "South Africa, Netherdutch Reformed Church Registers (Pretoria Archive), 1838-1991"
  • Lilian Francis Gerber in entry for Gezina Catharina, "South Africa, Netherdutch Reformed Church Registers (Pretoria Archive), 1838-1991"

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