Hendrik Albertus Bester

28 August 1888–3 August 1953 (Age 64)
Brakpan, Gauteng, South Africa

The Life of Hendrik Albertus

When Hendrik Albertus Bester was born on 28 August 1888, his father, Barend Jacobus Bester, was 36 and his mother, Anna Margaretha Beukes, was 33. He married Maria Elizabeth Hendrina Nell on 18 June 1912, in Boksburg, Transvaal, South Africa. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 3 August 1953, in Brakpan, Gauteng, South Africa, at the age of 64, and was buried in Boksburg, Transvaal, South Africa.

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Family Time Line

Hendrik Albertus Bester
1888–1953
Maria Elizabeth Hendrina Nell
1896–1970
Marriage: 18 June 1912
Maria Elizabeth Hendrina Bester
1914–1976
Anna Margaretha Bester
1916–1970
Christina Catharina Bester
1917–1957
Hendrik Albertus Bester
1919–1987
Phillipus Jacobus Bester
1923–1985
Martha Christina Bester
1926–1975
Charles Frederick Bester
1936–2021

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 June 1912
Boksburg, Transvaal, South Africa
children

(7)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

    Willem Abraham Bester

    Male1875–1933Male

    Lukas Albertus Bester

    Male1876–1944Male

    Barend Jacobus Bester

    Male1878–1964Male

    Cornelius Jacobus Bester

    Male1880–1970Male

    Female1884–1949Female

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1897

Age 9

Part of Zululand incorporated into British colony of Natal. King Solomon ka Dinizulu exiled.
1899

Age 11

British troops gather on the Transvaal border and ignore an ultimatum to disperse. The second Anglo-Boer War begins.
1909

Age 21

British Parliament enacts the South Africa Act, proposed constitution of Union of South Africa.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for someone who looked after animals, Middle English bester, from beste ‘beast’ ( see Best ).2 German: habitational name for someone from a place called Beste .3 Slovenian (Gorenjska; also Bešter): probably a derivative of Vester 3, a reduced form of the personal name Silvester. Replacement of initial V- with B is quite common in Slovenian surnames.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Hendrik Albertus Bester, "South Africa, Transvaal, Civil Death, 1869-1954"
  • Hendrik Albertus Bester, "South Africa, Transvaal, Civil Marriages, 1870-1930"

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