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ANDERSON, Bartholomew Ebenezer, Rev.
(1819-1900)
MELVILLE, Janet Susan
(1819-1854)
KAYSER, Henry Christopher, Rev.
(1831-1900)
GEARD, Naomi
(1832-1911)
ANDERSON, Ebenezer Thomas
(1851-1921)
KAYSER, Frances
(1859-1954)

ANDERSON, William Wardlaw, Rev.
(1888-1978)

 

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Spouses/Children:
BLYTH, Sheila

ANDERSON, William Wardlaw, Rev. 2 3

  • Born: Feb 9, 1888, Oranjezicht, Capetown, South Africa
  • Marriage: BLYTH, Sheila on Jul 5, 1915 in Beaufort West, South Africa 1
  • Died: Jun 21, 1978, Buluwayo Zimbabwe aged 90 1
  • Buried: Hope Fountain Mission, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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bullet  Burial:

He and Granny are buried in the "missionary" grave yard at Hope Fountain Mission Station just south of Bulawayo. Well worth a visit. Hope Fountain was founded I believe by Charles Daniel Helm who went there in 1875. Helm was a grandson of William Anderson of Griquatown & Pacaltsdorp (1769-1852). He was the son William & Johanna's daughter Johanna. So there is a family link between WW and CD Helm.

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bullet  Events:

1. Arrival in Zimbabwe: Likely arrival date in Zimbabwe, 1914, Bulawayo Zimbabwe. Arrived in Zimbabwe [Rhodesia] probably after 1897 [when the railway from Cape Town reached Bulawayo]:

2. Mission: Served LMS in Dombodema (near Plumtree, close to the Botswana border) in 3 stints:, 1914-1918, Dombodema, Zimbabwe.

3. Mission: Served at Hope Fountain for one year that was in 1919, 1919, Hope Fountain Mission, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. I just need to make one correction to what I wrote below and that is that apparently Granny & Grandpa did live (serve) at Hope Fountain for one year \endash that was in 1919. My Mother Kath confirmed this as she knew theb year my Dad Alec was born Grandpa& Granny were living in Hope Fountain and came into Byo for the birth. 1919 was of course the one year they had between their first and second stints at Dombodema.

4. Mission: Served in Dombodema, 1920-1924, Dombodema, Zimbabwe.

5. Mission: Served in Shangani District, 1926-1942, Inyati, Zimbabwe. From 1926-42 they served in Shangani District which included the famous mission station of Inyati (the first in Rhodesia founded in 1859 thus going back to the days of Robert Moffat and Mzilikazi).
Shangani District was huge and centred on Nkai. Life was very tough and isolated.

There were times I believe when WW was the superintendent of all the work in Matabeleland which meant he visited all the LMS stations. During the war years for example he looked after the work in both Dombodema and Shangani.
His work involved overseeing both churches and schools and in some places clinics as well. He did a lot of preaching & teaching and of course organizing, dealing with schools, personnel & with government. He was I understand mostly involved with education & also in encouraging & mentoring African ministers/pastors and heads of the LMS schools, both Primary and Secondary. Incredible work in pretty difficult circumstances sometimes. He was fluent in Indebele and greatly loved and respected by the African people.

6. Mission: Served in Dombodema to retirement, 1942-1943, Dombodema, Zimbabwe.

7. Historical: Peter Anderson, 2013, Australia. [21/04/2013 2:51:40 AM] Peter S. Anderson: Hi Bill, Great to talk with you and Helena. Here are some dates for you. WW & Granny Anderson were sent by the LMS to Rhodesia (as it was) in 1914. They served in Dombodema (near Plumtree in 3 stints: 1. 1914-18t was
[21/04/2013 2:58:09 AM] Peter S. Anderson: Sorry forget Skype is not email. Anyway stint 2 was 1920-24 & stint 3 was later 1942-53 (which was up till retirement). From 1926-42 they served in Shangani District which included the famous missiin station of Inyati . And yes the Shangani District was huge and centred on Nkai. There were times I believe when WW was the superintendent of all the work in Matabeleland which meant he did visit all the stations. During the war years for example he looked after the work in both Dombodema and Shangani. His work involved overseeing nboth churches and schools and in some places clinics as well. He diid a lot of preaching & teaching and of course organizing. Mostly involved with education & mentoring teachers and African ministers, pastors. INcredible work in pretty difficult cirucmstances sometimes.
[21/04/2013 3:06:04 AM] Peter S. Anderson: He and Granny are buried in the "misdsionary" grave yard at Hope Fountain Mission Station just south of Bulawayo. Well worth a visit. Hope Fountain was founded I believe by Charles D Helm who went there in 1875. Helm was the son of the first William Anderson's daughter Johanna so there was a family link with WW and CD Helm. WW and Granny never served at Hope Fountain but often visited and knew it well.


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William married Sheila BLYTH, daughter of John Alexander BLYTH and Cornelia Louisa WEEBER, on Jul 5, 1915 in Beaufort West, South Africa.1 (Sheila BLYTH was born on Jul 31, 1890 in Beaufort West, South Africa,1 died on Apr 28, 1976 in Bulawayo Zimbabwe and was buried in Hope Fountain Mission, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.)

bullet  Marriage:

1. Birth Reference, Jul 5, 1915. 1 5 Jul 1915 Correct marriage date as recorded by Sheila Blyth spouse of William.



2. Family: Anderson-William Wardlaw-1888-Blyth-sheila-1890-pic.gif, 1960 about. Anderson-William Wardlaw-1888-Blyth-sheila-1890-pic.gif


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Sources


1 ANDERSON Sheila, ANDERSON Sheila (nee BLYTH) Birthday Book.

2 Dr. D. F. du Toit MALHERBE, Family Register of a South African Nation (Third Edition published by TEGNIEK STELLENBOSCH, 1966.
This is a wonderful source of clues on specific families, but all data in the publication needs to be verified with Original Sources.), ANDERSON Extract - Page 17. Cit. Date: Oct 7, 2002.

3 South African Government Papers, Cape Death Notice, KAB MOOC 6/9/1922/495 of 1921 for Ebenezer Thomas ANDERSON. Cit. Date: Oct 14, 2002.


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