Josia Sofia Louw

1918–1992 (Age 73)
Malmesbury, Western Cape, South Africa

The Life of Josia Sofia

When Josia Sofia Louw was born on 12 September 1918, in Malmesbury, Cape Province, South Africa, her father, Johannes Michiel Adriaan Louw, was 40 and her mother, Christina Petronella Bestbier, was 34. She died on 28 May 1992, in Paarl, Cape Province, South Africa, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Johannes Michiel Adriaan Louw
1878–1941
Christina Petronella Bestbier
1884–1961
Lampbertus Petrus Johannes Louw
1903–1978
Johannes Bestbier Louw
1905–1969
Maria Jacoba Louw
1909–1974
Tobias Christiaan Louw
1912–1984
Helena Eulalia Louw
1913–2000
Josia Sofia Louw
1918–1992
Cornelis Johannes Louw
1920–1992
Catharina Margaretha Louw
1921–2014

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World Events (8)

1922

Age 4

Communist Party of South Africa established (after 1953, the South African Communist Party).
1923

Age 5

Natives Urban Areas Act authorizes segregation in urban areas. South African Indian Congress established. South African Native National Congress becomes African National Congress (ANC).
1939

Age 21

South Africa supports Allies in World War II.

Name Meaning

French:1. from a personal name from Latin Lupus (meaning ‘wolf’), which derived its popularity from a 5thcentury bishop of Troyes, who repulsed Attila the Hun. 2. nickname from Old French lou, leu ‘wolf’ (modern French loup; from Latin lupus). This surname is frequently translated as Wolf or Wolfe .

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

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