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Name: ROOKEN-SMITH, Ronald

Nee: son of William Alexander (Rooken) Smith

Birth Date: 15.8.1926 Umtata

Death Date: 28.1.2001 Mossel Bay

Profession: Farmer, pilot

Married: 1. Daphne Eileen Ebell b. Johannesburg, d. 7.8.2008 Johannesburg (div.) 2. Joan Donaldson b.14.8.1927 Manchester, d. 13.12.2000 Mossel Bay

Children: 1. Daphne Ann (11.7.1948 Nakuru) (Spare); Dereck (29.6.1951 Nairobi) 2. Michael Cameron (28.6.1963)

Book Reference: RS

General Information:

RS - Ron returned to Kenya in the late 1940s and took up farming with Daphne at Glenavon, the farm on which Harold and Marge started their married life, and which after the war had been sold to 'Mater' (Caroline, Ron's mother) when Harold and Marge moved to Soy in the Uasin Gishu district, Ron then took up commercial flying and went to Rhodesia where he became one of the senior pilots in Central African Airways. The marriage ended in divorce and Ron married Joan Donaldson, an air hostess.

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