Daniël Johannes Stephanus "Danie" Theron, was a Boer Army military leader. Born in Tulbagh, Cape Colony, he was raised in Orange Free State, he is best known as the driving force behind the formation of a military bicycle corps used by the Boer Army for scouting and relaying messages. Trained as a school teacher, he became a lawyer and notary with his own law firm in Krugersdorp, Transvaal Republic, was made a Captain in the Boer Army when the Second Boer War began. During the war, he was put in charge of the Theron se Verkenningskorps, he fought at the Battle of Spion Kop and one of his most famous feats occurred at the Battle of Paardeberg. The British Commander in Chief, Lord Roberts, called Theron: "the hardest thorn in the flesh of the British advance", put a reward of £1,000 on his head - dead or alive, dispatched 4,000 soldiers to find and eliminate the TVK. Theron was the ninth of fifteen children of Willem Wouter Theron, he began his career as a school teacher but earned a law degree and started his own practice.
Before the Second Boer war, Theron was a commando in the 1894 Malaboch War, he trained scouts for reconnaissance until 1899. By his contemporaries, Theron was said to be slight, with a dark complexion, short-tempered, he was a South African Freemason. Theron became a Boer Army Captain and was put in charge of organizing and leading the Boer Intelligence scouts, the Theron se Verkenningskorps. To save horses for combat, he developed the use of bicycles for reconnaissance, his 105 recruits were equipped with various items including revolvers and sometimes light carbine. The TVK would study their tactics during battles. Reconnaissance missions became Theron's specialty, he was able to move through the land without being detected. As the war progressed and his men were moved closer to the Western front; the Boers, under the rule of Piet Cronje, were skirmishing with British forces, the TVK gained a reputation for destroying railway bridges. Lord Roberts labelled Theron "the chief thorn in the side of the British.".
A bounty was put on his head for £1,000 offered for his capture. Theron's most notable single action was in the Battle of Paardeberg, where on 25 February 1900, a Boer Gen. Piet Cronje and several thousand troops were surrounded by British forces. Outnumbered and losing the battle, acting as a messenger for the other primary Boer commander, sneaked through British lines to convey a plan for a breakout operation - and sneaked through the lines a second time to bring back Cronje's reply; the TVK brought many Boer civilians and soldiers across the river safely into Boer territory, but in spite of Theron's efforts the planned operation failed and most of the Boer forces surrendered. After the British occupied parts of the Orange Free State in March 1900, Theron and the TVK became well known for the guerrilla campaign they conducted against the British Army; the TVK attacked trails and rail yards and captured British soldiers and officers, blew up bridges, freed captured Boer fighters from British prisons.
On two separate occasions while scouting in the veldt in no-man's land, Theron came upon the British Army Chief of Scouts, the American Frederick Russell Burnham. Both times the two men only at a distance. In July 1900, the British dispatched a unit of 4,000 soldiers to find and eliminate the TVK. After one skirmish with this force on 19 July, Theron managed to evade his pursuers and continue raiding, but the TVK was always on the run. While scouting alone on a koppie at Gatsrand, about 6 kilometres north of present-day Fochville, he encountered seven members of Marshall's Horse and was killed in action. According to the source, Daniel ran into the cavalry platoon, but he reacted and opened fire swiftly that he nearly eliminated the entire squad of seven, killing three and maiming four, his gunfire drew attention to the escorting artilleries, the field guns opened a barrage on the koppie that killed him. General de Wet remarked "Men as lovable or as valiant there might be, but where shall I find a man who combined so many virtues and good qualities in one person?"On 15 September 1900, the men of the TVK exhumed the body of their Commandant and reburied him in the family cemetery of the Pienaar family near Fochville.
But on 10 March 1903, Theron's last will was carried out and his body was once again exhumed to be reburied next to that of his late fiancée Hannie Neethling on her father's farm Eikenhof on the Klip River. On 28 December 1907, Generals Louis Botha and Jan Smuts unveiled the Danie Theron Monument near Potchefstroom. On 9 September 1950, a monument was unveiled at the location; the monument has the following symbolism: the main body consists of 50 concrete rings, which represents the 50 years since September 1900 when Danie Theron died. The monument was built by L. Fokkens Ltd. according to plans of the architect Mr. Hillebrands. Funds for the monument were collected by the Voortrekkers organisation. A new Danie Theron Monument was erected near the Union Building in Pretoria, South Africa on 6 March 2002, by the former South African President Nelson Mandela. In one of the rare occasions where Mr. Mandela spoke Afrikaans in public, he said he valued the fighting spirit of
Theron Ephron Catlin
Theron Ephron Catlin was a U. S. Representative from Missouri. Born in St. Louis, Catlin attended private schools, he graduated from Harvard University in 1899 and from the law department of the same institution in 1902. He commenced practice in St. Louis, Missouri, he served as member of the State house of representatives 1907–1909. Presented credentials as a Republican Member-elect to the Sixty-second Congress and served from March 4, 1911, to August 12, 1912, when he was succeeded by Patrick F. Gill, who contested the election, he was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1912 to the Sixty-third Congress. He resumed the practice of law, served as a member of the board of directors of St. Louis Union Trust Co, he died in St. Louis, March 19, 1960, his remains were interred in Bellefontaine Cemetery. United States Congress. "Theron Ephron Catlin". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
The Damnation of Theron Ware
The Damnation of Theron Ware is an 1896 novel by American author Harold Frederic. Set in upstate New York, the novel presents a portrait of 19th-century provincial America, the religious life of its ethnic groups, its intellectual and artistic culture, it is written in a realistic style. According to Publishers Weekly, it was the fifth best-selling book in the United States in 1896. Theron Ware is a promising young Methodist pastor assigned to a congregation is small town in the Adirondack Mountains, which Frederic modeled after Utica, New York, his education has been limited and his experiences limited to church society and his strict enforcement of its norms. Theron has a number of experiences that cause him to begin to question the Methodist religion, his role as a minister and the existence of God, his "illumination" consists of his awakening to new intellectual and artistic experiences embodied by several of his new acquaintances including the town's Catholic priest who introduces him to the latest Biblical scholarship.
In the end, these three characters grow disappointed in Theron, who represented an interesting social specimen but whose emergence from naivete and disparagement of his congregation disappoint them. A parallel concern is the role of women in this society, with model provided by Theron's wife, the musician-aesthete, a church fundraiser who charms Theron with a common-sensical approach to religious affairs. Having lost his vocation and his new friends, Theron departs for Seattle, where he imagines he might use his oratorical skills to enter politics. Theron Ware, a Methodist minister, "ambitious beyond his limited abilities, foolish and self-deluding" Alice Ware, his wife Loren Pierce, trustee of Octavius Methodist church Erastus Winch, trustee of the Octavius Methodist church Levi Gorringe, trustee of the Octavius Methodist church; the members of the congregation regard their time at the church with such high importance that they pay hundreds of dollars to rent the front pews. When the new pastor is announced, Abram G. Tisdale, members of the congregation began leaving upset and selling their pews for sixty dollars.
The man they wanted to be appointed, Theron Ware, was appointed to the church in Octavius. After the ceremony and his wife are disappointed, but Theron tells her there is nothing more they can do. In their new home in Octavius, the Wares are surprised that the milk delivery boy informs them that they will be pressured by the congregation to not have milk delivered on Sundays. Theron reminisces about. A young minister who changed his first parish in Tyre into an over-capacity congregation, met his wife Alice in Tyre and had a quick marriage. However, the Wares found themselves eight hundred dollars in debt, not knowing how to budget the church and their own lives; as they trimmed down the spending both in the church and in their personal lives, by selling possessions and their piano, the clergy once again began to dwindle. Their third year at Tyre, a man named. Theron, determined to show that he could do better in a bigger congregation, went to the conference at Tecumseh to prove his abilities, only to be placed in Octavius.
Theron meets with three trustees from the church — Pierce and Gorringe — in his house. Pierce tells Ware that he is not to use "dictionary words" because he does not want people to be redirected to one of the two Catholic churches in Octavius, they discuss the church finances and they try to make him take a pay cut and pay for his gas bill. Theron refuses, Gorringe is the only level headed of the trustees as they get angrier and nearly threaten him, they agree to bring in a "debt-raiser" to reduce the church's debt, after the meeting Theron tells his wife that he nearly thought he should go out and learn a trade. After a good first sermon at his church in Octavius, Theron ponders his next move as minister, how to help his overworked wife, as he takes a walk. While on his way back home, he comes upon a procession of people carrying a man; the man, Mr. MacEvoy, is injured and is taken to his house where the people await for the Catholic priest Father Forbes to give the man his last rites. Theron is intrigued.
After the last rites, Father Forbes introduces himself to Theron while they walk away from MacEvoy's house. Forbes leaves and Celia Madden at the last rites, introduces herself to Theron, she is the daughter of the owner of the wagon shop where MacEvoy worked, explained that if she did not attend the last rites, Mrs. Ann MacEvoy would no longer speak to her, she tells Theron that she is an organist at Forbes' church. When she leaves, Theron ponders how he has never interacted with Catholics before, but that they are not as foreign as he thought; that night at dinner and his wife talk about their new estate and that it is adequate, but not as nice as they'd like. Theron forgets to tell Alice his thoughts about hiring an aide for her, but talks to her about Father Forbes and asks her w
Theron Akin was an American politician and a U. S. Representative from New York. Born in Johnstown, New York, on May 23, 1855 Akin was the son of Ethan and Susan Akin, attended the common schools of Amsterdam, New York, was tutored at home, he engaged in agricultural pursuits, graduated from the New York Dental College and practiced for twelve years in Amsterdam, New York. He married Carrie Bell on September 24, 1874, they had two children and Florence, he married Mary Sanford on December 16, 1880, they had one child, David. In 1904 he married Jennie and in 1920 he married Jane Bornt. Akin moved to Akin, New York, engaged in agricultural pursuits in Montgomery County; the village of Akin changed its name because of residents' disapproval of Theron Akin. He served as president of the village of New York. Elected as a Progressive Republican to the Sixty-second Congress as a U. S. Representative of the twenty-fifth district of New York, Akin served from March 4, 1910 to March 3, 1912, he was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination on the Progressive ticket in 1912 and resumed agricultural pursuits.
He was again an unsuccessful candidate for election to the Sixty-fourth Congress on the Progressive ticket in 1914. Akin served as Mayor of Amsterdam, New York from 1920 to 1924, he resumed his former pursuits, was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican and Democratic mayoralty nomination in 1927. Akin died, from a stroke of paralysis, in Amsterdam, Montgomery County, New York, on March 26, 1933, he is interred at Tribes Hill, New York. This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov. United States Congress. "Theron Akin". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Theron Akin at Find a Grave
Charlize Theron is a South African and American actress and film producer. She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, the Silver Bear for Best Actress. Theron came to international prominence in the 1990s by playing the leading lady in the Hollywood films The Devil's Advocate, Mighty Joe Young, The Cider House Rules. In 2003, she received critical acclaim for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress, becoming the first South African to win an Oscar in a major acting category, she received another Academy Award nomination for playing a sexually abused woman seeking justice in the drama North Country. Theron has since starred in several top-grossing action films, including Hancock, Snow White and the Huntsman, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Fate of the Furious, Atomic Blonde, she received praise for playing troubled women in Jason Reitman's comedy-dramas Young Adult and Tully, receiving Golden Globe Award nominations for both films.
Since the early 2000s, Theron has ventured into film production with her company Denver and Delilah Productions. She has produced numerous films, in many of which she had a starring role, including The Burning Plain and Dark Places. Theron became an American citizen while retaining her South African citizenship. In 2016, Time named her in their annual Time 100 listing of the most influential people in the world. Theron was born in Benoni, in the then-Transvaal Province of South Africa, the only child of Gerda and Charles Theron. Second Boer War figure Danie Theron was her great-great-uncle, she is from an Afrikaner family, her ancestry includes Dutch as well as French and German. "Theron" is an Occitan surname pronounced in Afrikaans as. She grew up on her parents' farm near Johannesburg. On 21 June 1991, Theron's father, an alcoholic, threatened both teenaged Charlize and her mother while drunk, physically attacking her mother. Theron's mother shot and killed him; the shooting was adjudged to have been self-defence, her mother faced no charges.
Theron attended Putfontein Primary School, a period during which she has said she was not "fitting in." At thirteen, Theron was sent to boarding school and began her studies at the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg. Although Theron is fluent in English, her first language is Afrikaans. Although seeing herself as a dancer, Theron at 16 won a one-year modelling contract at a local competition in Salerno and with her mother moved to Milan, Italy. After Theron spent a year modelling throughout Europe and her mother moved to the US, both New York City and Miami. In New York, she attended the Joffrey Ballet School, where she trained as a ballet dancer until a knee injury closed this career path; as Theron recalled in 2008: I went to New York for three days to model, I spent a winter in New York in a friend's windowless basement apartment. I was broke, I was taking class at the Joffrey Ballet, my knees gave out. I realized I couldn't dance anymore, I went into a major depression. My mom came over from South Africa and said,'Either you figure out what to do next or you come home, because you can sulk in South Africa'.
At 19, Theron flew to Los Angeles, on a one-way ticket her mother bought for her, intending to work in the film industry. During the initial months there, she went to a Hollywood Boulevard bank to cash a cheque her mother had sent to help with the rent; when the teller refused to cash it, Theron engaged in a shouting match with him. Upon seeing this, talent agent John Crosby, waiting behind her, handed her his business card and subsequently introduced her to casting agents and an acting school, she fired him as her manager after he kept sending her scripts for films similar to Showgirls and Species. After several months in the city, Theron made her film debut with a non-speaking role in the horror film Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest, her first speaking role was that of a hitwoman in 2 Days in the Valley. Though it was a small role, a lingerie-clad Theron was prominently featured on the movie poster, film offers for hot-chick parts followed, but Theron turned them down. "A lot of people were saying, ‘You should just hit while the iron’s hot,’" she remarked.
"But playing the same part over doesn't leave you with any longevity. And I knew it was going to be harder for me, because of what I look like, to branch out to different kinds of roles." Larger roles in released Hollywood films followed, her career expanded by the end of the 1990s. In the horror drama The Devil's Advocate, credited to be her break-out film, Theron starred alongside Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino as the haunted wife of an unusually successful lawyer, she subsequently starred in the aventure film Mighty Joe Young as the friend and protecter of a giant mountain gorilla, in the drama The Cider House Rules, as a woman who seeks an abortion in World War II-era Maine. While Mighty Joe Young flopped at the box office, The Devil's Advocate and The Cider House Rules were commercially successful, she was on the cover of the January 1999 issue of Vanity Fair as the "White Hot Venus". She appeared on the cover of the May 1999 issue of Playboy magazine, in photos taken several years earlier when she was an unknown model.
The Theron Mountains are a group of mountains, extending in a NE-SW direction for 45 kilometres and rising 1,175 metres, on the eastern side of the Filchner Ice Shelf. They were first seen from the air in 1956 by the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition and named for the Theron, the ship of the CTAE in 1955-56. U. S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Theron Mountains
Theron Moses Rice
Theron Moses Rice was a U. S. Representative from Missouri. Rice was born in Mecca, Ohio on September 21, 1829, he attended the academy in Farmington and Geauga Academy in Chester, received his qualification as a schoolteacher, taught school. At Geauga Academy, he was acquainted with James A. Garfield and Garfield's future wife Lucretia Randolph, who were students at the same time as Rice. While teaching school Rice studied law with John Hutchins, he was practiced in Mahoning County, Ohio. In 1858, Rice moved to Missouri, he supported the Union during the American Civil War. From June to October 1861 he served in a home guard unit commanded by Colonel Allen P. Richardson. During this service, he was offered the position of second in command as a lieutenant colonel, which he declined. Rice recruited a company, mustered into service as part of the 26th Missouri Volunteer Infantry, he served until the end of the war, he took part in all the regiment's battles, including the Siege of Corinth, the Battle of Iuka, the Battle of Missionary Ridge, Sherman's March to the Sea.
He advanced through the ranks to command the regiment with the rank of lieutenant colonel, he led the unit to St. Louis to be mustered out in the summer of 1865. After the war Rice resumed practicing law in Missouri. From 1868 to 1874 he was a judge of the Missouri Circuit Court. Rice was elected as a Greenback to the Forty-seventh Congress, he was not a candidate for renomination in 1882. He resumed the practice of law in Boonville, where he died on November 7, 1895, he was interred in Tipton Cemetery in Tipton. United States Congress. "Theron Moses Rice". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Headley, Phineas Camp. Public Men of To-day. Hartford, CT: S. S. Scranton & Company. Pp. 530–531