Thomas Pennels Stevens

14 April 1915–18 November 1986 (Age 71)
Benoni, Transvaal, South Africa

The Life of Thomas Pennels

When Thomas Pennels Stevens was born on 14 April 1915, in Benoni, Transvaal, South Africa, his father, Thomas Rentel Stevens, was 28 and his mother, Anna Johanna Magdalena Eloff, was 22. He died on 18 November 1986, in Putfontein, Benoni, Transvaal, South Africa, at the age of 71.

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Age 3

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

Age 7

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

Age 19

South African parliament enacts Status of Union Act claiming full sovereignty for South Africa.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Steven . It is also found in this spelling as a Dutch and North German name, and as an Americanized form of some like-sounding Jewish name, as well as cognate names in other European languages such as Stefan and Steffen and their derivatives.

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

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