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Caroline Viddler married Charles Hyne Fisher in Ekatahuna 1902.He was the son of William Fisher who had taken up a 50 acre section near what was to become Alfredton.
On the 4th January 1873, William married Wilhelmina Hyne daughter of the late William Hyne of Fyfeshire, at the St John's Presbytarian parsonage on the Terrace Wellington.In 1906 Charles was the proprietor of the Dudley Arms Hotel at Mangatainoka. There is a photo of them in the Pahiatua section of the NZ Cyclopedia. They then went to Ohakune where they ran a boarding house. The Feilding Star 22 may 1911 records the granting of his divorce in the Auckland Supreme Court on the grounds of his wife's misconduct with Ernest Osman a waiter. 11th October 1911 Caroline and Ernest were married at the Carterton Methodist church. [Wairarapa Daily Times 13th Oct]. Caroline is described as the eldest daughter of the late Mr Joseph Viddler of Wimbledon, Hawkes Bay. In 1913, probably between February and May Charles remarried Hettie Cuming. Hettie La Monte born in 1878 produced two children out of wedlock to Hamilton Cuming, Susan 1901-1903 and Hamilton 1905-1957 [buried Karori 4th March]. Hamilton subsequently married Hettie in 1911 but died 3rd February 1912 at which stage he was either 62[cemetery records] or 66[bdm record]. Hettie was applying for a publican's license in February 1913 for the Tua Marina Hotel in Marlborough which she leased from Arthur Redmond. In May the application was in the name of Charles. By 1917 the license had been transferred to a Mr Lawson and the Fishers moved to Wellington where Charles became manager of the Wellington Demolition Co, a position he was holding by 1927. Charles was killed 8th January 1935 when a brick wall he was demolishing fell on him [ref Evening Post 16th]. Hettie died 27th September 1947. A tombstone in the Karori Cemetery commemmorates her, her 1st husband Hamilton, and her infant daughter Susan. Ernest Osman, described as a carrier, went off to the war as a private in 1918, at which stage Caroline was living at 97 Bell St Wanganui. Here they seem to disappear.
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