Magdalena Catharina Elizabeth Louw

1890–1949 (Age 59)
Western Cape, South Africa

The Life of Magdalena Catharina Elizabeth

When Magdalena Catharina Elizabeth Louw was born about 1890, in Western Cape, South Africa, her father, Willem Isaac Louw, was 22 and her mother, Beatrix Hendrina Engelbrecht, was 33. She married Harry Gordon Pankhurst on 4 January 1922. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died in 1949, in Pretoria, Tshwane, Gauteng, South Africa, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

Magdalena Catharina Elizabeth Louw
Harry Gordon Pankhurst
Marriage: 4 January 1922
Beatrice Inez Pankhurst
Harriet Florence Pankhurst

Spouse & Children

4 January 1922
Pretoria, Pretoria


  • Beatrice Inez Pankhurst


  • Harriet Florence Pankhurst


Parents & Siblings

  • Willem Isaac Louw


  • Beatrix Hendrina Engelbrecht




World Events (8)


Age 7

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

Age 9

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

Age 19

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

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Magdalina Catherine Elizabeth Louw, "South Africa, Transvaal, Civil Marriages, 1870-1930"
  • South Africa, Transvaal, Probate Records from the Master of the Supreme Court, 1869-1958;

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