Allen John Mortlock

12 July 1949–21 December 1953 (Age 4)
Strand, Cape Province, South Africa

The Life of Allen John

When Allen John Mortlock was born on 12 July 1949, in Strand, Cape Province, South Africa, his father, Adrian John Mortlock, was 46 and his mother, Sarah Wilhelmina Williams, was 44. He died on 21 December 1953, at the age of 4.

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Adrian John Mortlock
Sarah Wilhelmina Williams
Rachel Wilhelmina Mortlock
Mavis Elizabeth Mortlock
Arthur John Mortlock
Christian John Adrian Mortlock
Allen John Mortlock
Winston Robert Mortlock

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World Events (3)


Age 1

Suppression of Communism Act bans anti-apartheid activities. Communist Party of South Africa disbands (reemerges in 1953 as South African Commnunist Party).

Age 3

South African Supreme Court invalidates removal of coloreds from voting lists.

Age 4

Reservation of Separate Amenities Act strengthens apartheid in public places. Bantu Education Act limits black education. Communist Party of South Africa reactivated as South African Communist Party (SACP).

Name Meaning

English (Gloucestershire): possibly a habitational name from Porlock in Somerset, recorded in Domesday Book as Portloc, being named with Old English port ‘harbor’ + loca ‘enclosure’.

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

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