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Riby William Smith (abt. 1868 - 1950)

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Riby William Smith
Born about in Dalton, Natal, South Africamap
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Husband of — married 30 Apr 1901 in Wesleyan Church in York, Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africamap
Died in Bransby, Dalton, New Hanover, Natal, South Africamap
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Riby was born in 1868. He was the son of Robert and Margaret Smith.

At the age of 32 he married 28 year old Catherine Boast on 30 April 1901 at the Wesleyan Church in York, Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa. His occupation was recorded as Farmer.[1]

They had the following children:

Prudence Bird Riby
Joyce Bird Riby
Basil Bird Riby

He passed away in 1950 at the age of 82.

Occupation: Farmer


Event Date: 1950
Event Place: Natal, South Africa
Age at Death 82y 4m on 18 Nov 1950 at Dalton
Parents Robert and Margaret Smith
Spouse Catherine Mary Boast
Children Prudence Bird Riby
Joyce Bird Riby m. Groom
Basil Bird Riby [2]


  1. "South Africa, Natal Province, Civil Marriages, 1845-1955," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 10 March 2018), Riley William Smith and Catherine Mary Boast, 30 Apr 1901; citing Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa; 00470; National Archives and Records Service of South Africa, Pretoria; 1,795,036.
  2. "South Africa, Pietermaritzburg Estate Files 1846-1950," database, FamilySearch ( : 8 August 2018), Riby William Smith, 1950; citing Probate, Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa.

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