Abel Ngako

Maleabout 1895–about 1986

Brief Life History of Abel

Abel Ngako was born about 1895, in Lefiswane, Moretele, Bojanala Platinum, North West, South Africa. He married Welheminah Mashishi in 1942, in Lefiswane, Moretele, Bojanala Platinum, North West, South Africa. He died about 1986, in his hometown, at the age of 93.

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Abel Ngako
about 1895–about 1986
Welheminah Mashishi
Marriage: 1942

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Abel Ngako - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Abel Ngako

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  • Marriage
    1942Lefiswane, Moretele, Bojanala Platinum, North West, South Africa
  • World Events (3)


    Age 2

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


    Age 4

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


    Age 7

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

    Name Meaning

    Biblical name, borne by the younger son of Adam and Eve, who was murdered for reasons of jealousy by his brother Cain (Genesis 4:1–8). The Hebrew form is Hevel, ostensibly representing the vocabulary word hevel ‘breath, vapour’, and so taken to imply vanity or worthlessness. Abel is considered by the Christian Church to have been a pre-Christian martyr (see Matthew 23:35), and is invoked as a saint in the litany for the dying. Nevertheless, his name has not been much used either before or after its brief vogue among the Puritans.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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