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Ancestor Story – Elizabeth Montgomery Boles – 52 Ancestors

Marriage record for Elizabeth Montgomery Boles.  "South Africa, Natal Province, Civil Marriages, 1845-1955," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KDC5-BTD : accessed 16 Sep 2014), William Workman White and Elizabeth Montgomery Boles, 20 Apr 1912; citing Ladysmith, Natal, South Africa; 00495; 1795573.
Marriage record for Elizabeth Montgomery Boles. “South Africa, Natal Province, Civil Marriages, 1845-1955,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KDC5-BTD : accessed 16 Sep 2014), William Workman White and Elizabeth Montgomery Boles, 20 Apr 1912; citing Ladysmith, Natal, South Africa; 00495; 1795573.

Elizabeth Boles is my 1st cousin four times removed.  She is the daughter of John Boles & Christina Montgomery.

Elizabeth was born 19 January 1884 in Dalserf, Lanark, Scotland.  She was the seventh of ten children.  In 1890, she traveled to Natal, South Africa with her six living siblings aboard the Ship Methven Castle.  They departed from London.

In 1912, Elizabeth married William Workman White in Natal.  Her sister Agnes Smellie Boles was a witness at her wedding.

This marriage record is an important part of my search to discover what happened to Elizabeth, her parents and siblings.

My next task in learning the rest of Elizabeth’s story is learning about Natal, South Africa – the history and the record collections.  It appears that FamilySearch holds a large collection of films for Natal.  I see some microfilm time in my future.  I want to know if Elizabeth had children and when she died!