Monthly Archives: April 2013

What were you doing in 1877

Jethro William Hobbis (17 years old) was running an oxen freight train from Mafeking to Kimberly, a 232 mile trip with his 16 oxen team. He emigrated to South Africa with the influence of Cecil Rhodes. Rhodes, while at Oxford … Continue reading

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Granddad Buys a car

      In his own handwriting (see March 5th post), T.G.P. informs us that the purchase date of his 1929 Ford Model A is August, 1932. At that time he was a month from his 50th birthday, with four … Continue reading

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