Maria Elizabeth Van Schalkwyk

Brief Life History of Maria Elizabeth

When Maria Elizabeth Van Schalkwyk was born on 20 April 1897, in Ladismith, Riversdale, Cape Colony, South Africa, her father, Cornelis Theodorus van Schalkwyk, was 46 and her mother, Maria Elizabeth Crafford, was 24. She married Willem Jacobus Cloete on 18 April 1922, in Ladismith, Ladismith, Cape Province, South Africa. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She died on 29 November 1965, in Orange Free State, South Africa, at the age of 68, and was buried in Parys, Parys, Orange Free State, South Africa.

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Family Time Line

Willem Jacobus Cloete
Maria Elizabeth Van Schalkwyk
Marriage: 18 April 1922
Maria Elizabeth Cloete
Elsabé Van der Merwe Cloete
Yvonne Cloete
Abraham Izak Cloete
Eunice Cloete

Sources (9)

  • Maria Elizabeth Van Schalkwyk Cloete, "South Africa, Civil Death Registration, 1955-1966"
  • Maria Elizabeth Van Schalkwyk in entry for Elsabe Van Der Merwe Cloete, "South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970 "
  • Maria Elizabeth Van Schoenwerk in entry for Eunice Cloete, "South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970 "

World Events (8)


British troops gather on the Transvaal border and ignore an ultimatum to disperse. The second Anglo-Boer War begins.


Treaty of Vereeniging ends the second Anglo-Boer War. The Transvaal and Orange Free State are made self-governing colonies of the British Empire.


Founding of Afrikaner Broederbond, a secret, exclusively male and white Protestant organization in South Africa dedicated to the advancement of Afrikaner interests.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Vietnamese Anh, Thanh, Hung, Minh, Vinh, Dung, Hue, Huong, Lan, Quang, Tan, Thuy, Hong, Chi, Hang, Ho, Pok, Sang, Bai, Chin, Ching, Chu, Chuan, Dong.

Vietnamese (Vạn): from the Chinese surname 萬, see Wan 1.

Vietnamese (Văn): from the Chinese surnames 文 or 聞, see Wen 2 and 3, and also 5 below.

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

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