Clara Catherine Magee died 21 august 1944 east london south africa

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The SA death notice has a lot of useful information.

If you go to family search, click on search records,click on the map of  Africa on location and then SA you will come to the South African records. Unfortunately the majority of them have not been indexed so searching is a matter of hit and miss.(or perhaps very careful research;unfortunately you can't account for missing records)

 Click on Cape Province civil deaths and then click on Browse through 2,216,270 images (see the problem!)  . Next choose 1944 and then East London. Somewhere in that set of images should be the death notice of Clara. This will include at least her approx age, (sometimes very exact down to years and months), her maiden name, her cause of death, her 'race', her address and the person who notified the death. The place of birth is included; sometimes just as country.It usually also includes the place proposed for burial,

I did have a quick look at  entries  which seemed to occur for August (it isn't in a logical order as far as I could see but the August deaths are at around 980 onwards) I came up with nothing. If I were doing it for myself I would take more care. Increasing the range either side of the ones that seemed to be the right date (I've found some SA records that jump around all over the place)

I would then follow up with the years either side and possibly move to other places.


by Helen Ford G2G6 Pilot (484k points)
Thank you very much, at the time of her death she was 70 years old,,,that puts her birth at 1874....must be somewhere in Ireland !!...she is my paternal grandmother ...Im in a remote part of Tanzania is slow and keeps breaking up.......Thanks

Just had a thought that she might be on a UK census before she went to SA. 

I found this one (of course if Magee is her married name then it's nothing to do with her)

 1881 census

Daniel Curr Magee  45  coach builder/maker Ireland, Antrim

 Mary Magee  40  Ireland, Antrim

 Catharine Magee  20 , Ireland , Antrim

 Joseph J. Magee  16 , Painter’s Apprentice ,Salop, Ludlow

 Mary J. Magee  14 , Scholar,Lancs ,Manchester

 Clara Margaret C. Magee  7 ,Scholar, Ireland,  Antrim

 Maud A. Magee  4 Ireland, Antrim

 Horatio N. Magee  1, Lancashire, Manchester

They were living at 34, Bond Street,Broughton  Salford.

Class: RG11; Piece: 3956; Folio: 70; Page: 6; GSU roll: 1341945 and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1881 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004

I can't find her on the 1891 census but there  a ships passenger list that makes this Clara a possibility (note the initial and age of sister)

Miss C Magee      Female      21      1874      20 Apr 1895      Southampton, England      Cape      Goth                        

Miss M Magee      Female      16      1879      20 Apr 1895      Southampton, England      Cape      Goth   

     UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012

Absolutely amazing find ..cant thank you enough all for your inputs ...Helen  ..THANKS....this puts in place....and lines up exactly...either thats Clara, or a most unlikely coincidence!! >??... With the ` info` I have , it fits in Clara  got married to Adolphus Woolfrey...around 1900/1-2  in East London SA..or,possibly in King Wlliams town....My Dad Canice Dominick Woolfrey was born 11 october 1910 in East London SA..He had an elder brother Patrick Woolfrey (whose birth date I do not have)....Thanks endeavour is ultimately to have, PLACE OF BIRTH,,and DATE OF BIRTH of this Clara Catherine Magee......I have a cousin who faintly recalls KILKENNY as where she came from !...Thanks for your help  ..eventually Ill know....Best Wishes,..Patrick
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3 attached records, 3 sources 
F:  Hugh Patrick McGee
M:  Elizabeth Frances Hughes
CLARA Catherine McGee
Birth:  dd mm 1871 - Mendocino County (Mendocino), USA
Death:  date - Santa Barbara, California, USA
Marriage:  date - Santa Barbara, California
Spouse:  name surname

by Chris Mckinnon G2G6 Pilot (655k points)

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