Cecil Roberts & Letts
Wm. T. Lawrence M.D. – East Africa Mission
Arthur J. Orner – Chikore Via Mount Silinda
Arthur J. Orner – Chikore P. O. Chikore
Solomon Samuel Grossberg was born in 1890. His place of birth is listed as a number of places including Latvia, Lithuania and Russia. He was the younger son of Abraham Grossberg of Plumtree and he was a prominent Jewish member in the Rhodesian community.
Solomon was a financier and businessman who ran a successful wholesale business in Bulawayo, S. S. Grossberg. During WWI he was part of the Jewish Rhodesian Reserves. On 13th June, 1946 he made the King’s Birthday Honours for services in connection with benevolent and social welfare movements.
Solomon died of heart related issues on 4th July, 1964.
In 1902, the firm of Frames & Coghlan was dissolved after Percy Ross Frames left for Johannesburg citing the poor economic conditions in Rhodesia. Allan Ross Welsh became a partner of the firm on 1st January, 1903 and the practice became known as Coghlan & Welsh.
Coghlan & Welsh continues today and is one of the oldest and most established firms in Bulawayo in particular and in Zimbabwe as a whole.
Rhozambia Mines Ltd was registered in 1923. In 1934 it changed it’s name to Southern Rhodesia Goldfields Ltd.
Missionary teacher Torrence was born in Laurel, Montana to James S. and Harriet (Fleming) Torrence. She was “appointed” a missionary in 1927 and as of 1929 was at Mount Silinda Mission in Southern Rhodesia with the American Board Mission. By 1935, she was Principal of the Boarding School and Central Day School at Chikore Mission.
In 1957, she was in charge of the teachers training department at Mount Silinda. Following her return from furlough in 1961, Torrence was back at Chikore where she recruited, trained and supervised Sunday school teachers at the mission and surrounding villages (“outstations”). She remained at Chikore until at least 1962.
Torrence died February 1995 in Los Angeles, California.