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John Murray Tatham

Male 1922 - 2002  (80 years)


  • Name John Murray Tatham  [1, 2, 3
    Birth 03 May 1922  Pietermaritzburg, Natal? Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 4
    Baptism 21 May 1922  St Saviour, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    John Murray Tatham (1922-2002)
    John Murray Tatham (1922-2002)
    Baptism register
    Residence 21 May 1922  Althea, Zwartkop Rd, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Marriage 29 Jun 1946  Warner Beach, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Elsie Hawthornthwaite,   b. 15 Jan 1923, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 2009, Camperdown, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation - 1956  Lesotho Find all individuals with events at this location ; Land Surveyor  [3
    Residence abt 1971  Camperdown, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Residence - 2002  Surprise Farm, Cato Ridge, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Death 04 Jun 2002  South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    • Notice to Creditors in Deceased Estates: 4942/02 - Tatham, John Murray, 3 May 1922, 2205035038085, Surprise Farm, Cato Ridge, District of Camperdown, 4 June 2002. Moore and Company, P O Box 12, Camperdown, 3720. 30 days. [Government Gazette, 19 Jul 2002]
    Notes 
    • Remembered by his family as an adoring husband and father, with a heart of gold and a puckish sense of humour; a host supreme, innovative inventor of a myriad contraptions (that served more use in the making than in application) and a generous benefactor, all bundled together with a short fuse to his temper keg.
    Person ID I2119  Tatham | Heathcote branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 04 May 2012 

    Father Edmund Murray Tatham,   b. 12 Aug 1883, King William's Town, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Apr 1974, Repton Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Rose Collier,   b. 08 Jan 1886, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Oct 1961, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Marriage 10 Oct 1912  Canada? Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Notes 
    • Grandpa Tatham followed Rose to Canada to wed her and bring her back to South Africa. [6]
    Photos
    Murray Tatham daughters: Florence Louise, Althea Rose, Elizabeth
    Murray Tatham daughters: Florence Louise, Althea Rose, Elizabeth
    Pietermaritzburg, 1923
    Murray Tatham sons: John & Augustus Edmund
    Murray Tatham sons: John & Augustus Edmund
    Pietermaritzburg, Dec 1923
    Murray Tatham & Heathcote Tatham children
    Murray Tatham & Heathcote Tatham children
    At "Althea", the home of Edmund Murray (Ted) and Rose Tatham.
    About 1937.
    Family ID F0483  Family Group Sheet

    Family Elsie Hawthornthwaite,   b. 15 Jan 1923, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 2009, Camperdown, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Marriage 29 Jun 1946  Warner Beach, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    • married in the the church of the Province of South Africa
    Notes 
    • John Murray - always "Tats" to his wife - lived and worked in Lesotho for a number of years until about 1956, land surveying in the roughest mountain conditions. He and Elsie lived under canvas for a long time (imagine the cold) and later in traditional huts. They rode Basuto ponies for surveying, for shopping excursions and for visiting. The only roads in their area were no more than steep pony pathways. Elsie would ride many miles unaccompanied to the local trading store for provisions, leading a pack mule, with Dawn as pillion behind her and little Shirley in front. Quite something for the ultimate 'townie'. By the time their third daughter Carole was born they'd developed a road and enjoyed a modicum more comfort.
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
    Last Modified 03 Jul 2013 
    Family ID F0493  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 03 May 1922 - Pietermaritzburg, Natal? Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 21 May 1922 - St Saviour, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 21 May 1922 - Althea, Zwartkop Rd, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 29 Jun 1946 - Warner Beach, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 29 Jun 1946 - Warner Beach, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Land Surveyor - - 1956 - Lesotho Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - abt 1971 - Camperdown, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 2002 - Surprise Farm, Cato Ridge, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 04 Jun 2002 - South Africa Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Tatham Family in South Africa, by Gill Tatham.

    2. [S40] Official Journal, South African Government Gazette, 19 Jul 2002.

    3. [S03] Family Members, JG.

    4. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St Saviour, Pietermaritzburg, 21 May 1922.
      b 03 May 1922

    5. [S03] Family Members, MA.

    6. [S03] Family Members, AEFS.