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Violet Isabel Clarke (born Hawkins)

Born:Jan 16 1905
Died:Apr 17 1987 (at age 82)In:
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John Nicholls Clarke
Her husband
Alfred Ernest Hawkins
Her father
Isabella Hawkins (born Turner)
Her mother
George Leonard Hawkins
Her brother
Gertrude "Gertie" Constance Espie (born Hawkins)
Her sister
Maud Alma Hawkins
Her sister
Alfred Thomas Henry Hawkins
Her brother
Florence (Florrie) Berona Minnie Douglas (born Hawkins)
Her sister
  

Biography

Attended Kaitangata Primary School.  Married Jack Clarke who died of TB shortly after the marriage.  No children.  Opened a haberdasher shop in Kaitangata.  Also the OK Lending Library and taught the Primers at Kaitangata Primary School for a short time.  Moved to Dunedin where she purchased a house.  Believed to be one of the first women to get a mortgage. Ran a Dairy opposite Knox Church for many years, living upstairs.  Only gas lighting in those days.  Shifted to New Brighton, Christchurch where she worked at the Coronet Cake Kitchen. and lived at 16 Rawhitti Avenue.   She went by bicycle to work every day. Moved back to 10A Young Street St Kilda Dunedin.  Godmother of William Leonard Bruce Douglas.
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