Author Topic: Charles Compton Reade (1880~1933)  (Read 456 times)

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Charles Compton Reade (1880~1933)
« on: Sunday 15 October 17 14:23 BST (UK) »
Hoping to find burial and death record...

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Re: Charles Compton Reade (1880~1933)
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 15 October 17 16:01 BST (UK) »
Some clues here:

"On 16 October 1933 Reade arrived in Johannesburg to become town planning expert for the Rand and Pretoria. He attended a meeting of the Witwatersrand joint town planning committee and offices were engaged for him.On Saturday 28 October he was found shot dead in his hotel room with a revolver beside him. Enquiries made by the Rand Daily Mail revealed that he had been 'suffering from repeated attacks of malarial fever and was much depressed as a result"

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/reade-charles-compton-8166
UK Census info. Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Charles Compton Reade (1880~1933)
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 17 October 17 01:31 BST (UK) »
Here is a link to his estate file in the Transvaal Archives
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS9R-SS4M-Y?i=2170&cc=2520237&cat=188051

There is not a lot of information on the Death Notice but there is a coy of his will and the distribution of his estate.

Reference
MHG   0   83232   READE, CHARLES COMPTON.   1933   1933

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Re: Charles Compton Reade (1880~1933)
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 21 October 17 11:25 BST (UK) »
Many thanks to both for the clues  :D