William Fodd Prophet.

My grandfather. My father's father.

 

William was born at 132 East High Street, Forfar, Scotland.

 

William as a child circa 1880.

 

 

In 1906 William was registered as a passenger on board the Suevic traveling from Liverpool to Cape Town. In 1919 he was listed as traveling on the Balmoral Castle and again on the Suevic in 1926.

 

 

 

Portrait photograph of William as Mayor of Bloemfontein and article in The Friend Newspaper, the Bloemfontein daily, published circa 1938.

 

The Friend Newspaper, the Bloemfontein daily. Article published circa 1938.

 

 

 

The Friend Newspaper, the Bloemfontein daily. Article published circa 1941.

 

 

PROPHETS PRODUCTS. WITCH-DOCTOR BRAND. Labels of medicines developed and manufactured by William.

 

 

More labels of medicines developed and manufactured by William and newspaper article about William. Article published in The Friend circa 1950.

 

Old pharmaceutical and chemical bottles from William's dispensary.

 

The Friend Newspaper, the Bloemfontein daily. Article with letters to the editor published 1959.

 

Prophet Street in Dan Pienaar, Bloemfontein. The street was named after William.

 

 

Father and son.

William never took a holiday and he worked six days every week preparing medicines for patients up until a fortnight before he died. With him in the photo is his son, my father, also a chemist.