William Mokwatedi Raphela

1898–22 September 1964 (Age 66)
Limpopo, South Africa

The Life of William Mokwatedi

When William Mokwatedi Raphela was born in 1898, in Limpopo, South Africa, his father, Matswele Raphela, was 21 and his mother, Thlaphuthle Raphela, was 18. He married Dorcas Ramaesela Thema in 1925, in Limpopo, South Africa. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 22 September 1964, in his hometown, at the age of 66.

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William Mokwatedi Raphela
Dorcas Ramaesela Thema
Marriage: 1925
Michael Madimejta Raphela

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Limpopo, South Africa


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World Events (8)


Age 1

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

Age 4

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

Age 20

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: William Mokwatedi Raphela - Individual or family possessions: birth: 1898; Limpopo, South Africa

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