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Ancestor Story – Christina Boles – 52 Ancestors

BOLES, Christina & William Wise, 1902 Marriage Record
“South Africa, Natal Province, Civil Marriages, 1845-1955,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KDCL-1MS : accessed 23 Sep 2014), William Wise and Christina Boles, 06 Nov 1902; citing Dundee, Natal, South Africa; 00416; 1795037.

Christina Boles is my 1st cousin 4 times removed.  She is the daughter of John Boles and Christina Montgomery.

Christina was born 1 October 1878 in Dalserf, Lanark, Scotland.  In 1881 she was living with her family – parents, and four siblings – in Torland Cottage in Dalserf.  Her father John, was a Coal Miner.

In 1890, Christina and her six living siblings left from London for Natal, South Africa.

On 6 November 1902, Christina married William Wise in Dundee, Natal, South Africa.  Her sister Ellen (or Helen) was a witness at her wedding.

This is all I know of Christina so far.  I hope I can learn more about her life in South Africa.  Did she have children?  Did she die in South Africa?  Most of all, why did she and her siblings travel to South Africa in the first place?

5 thoughts on “Ancestor Story – Christina Boles – 52 Ancestors”

  1. The why question. This is perhaps the hardest answer to find in our family history. Most of the time we can only take an educated guess, and then I think I here my ancestor laughing.

    1. Isn’t it? It is often the one I want answered the most! Like you, I think my ancestors often laugh at me as I try to put it all together. Probably a happy, isn’t she sweet, kind of laugh but a laugh nonetheless. 🙂

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