Margaret Walls.

My grandmother. My father's mother.



Margaret's parents were James Walls and Jane Rendall who were married on the 13th December 1877 in Westray. James was a journeyman and stonemason.

Margaret was born on 29th June 1883 at Savedale, Cross Parish, Sanday. Margaret had two sisters and the family appears in the 1891 census as living at 32 Kirk Street, Peterhead.



Margret married William Prophet in Wynberg, Cape of Good Hope Colony 30th June 1903.

At that time, she and William were living in Claremont in the southern suburbs of Cape Town.


The Friend Daily Newspaper article published in Bloemfontein circa 1938.


Picnic for poor children at the pleasure resort called Mazelspoort, outside Bloemfontein arranged by Margaret.


Bloemfontein newspaper article in Die Volksblad Newspaper.



Margaret married William Fodd Prophet in 1902 in Cape Town, South Africa. After living in the Cape for ten years they moved from Stutterheim to Bloemfontein. Above is a photograph of her as Mayoress of Bloemfontein in 1938.



The Friend newspaper clipping.


A clipping from the Bloemfontein local newspaper, the Friend. Circa second world war.




Margaret's war medal.


Children playing on the tennis court at 15 White's Road, Bloemfontein where Margaret lived until she died in 1956.


Simon standing beside the grave of Margaret and her husband William Fodd.

Referring to Margaret, the epitaph on the granite below the cross reads "In memory of one we loved."

Grave plot 6476650 situated in Block U, Presbyterian Church, Bloemfontein.