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Mary Ellen Fisher

Stephen Helps

  • Marriage: Mary Ellen Fisher
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but we do know that in October of 1892, when she was 59, she married once more. This time to 60 year old widower, Thomas Witts, a minister of the Strict Baptist Church. The marriage took place in the Primitive Methodist Manse in North Adelaide with John Day Thompson officiating. The witnesses to this event were Mary's daughter, Amy Ellen Underdown, and Jeremiah Helps, the brother of her late second husband, Stephen Helps. At the time of writing this in 1996, the former Primitive Methodist Church on the corner of Tynte and Wellington Streets in Adelaide is a Channel 9 studio! How times change. The date is not known, but at some time after their marriage, Thomas and Mary went to Victoria where it is supposed that Thomas took up a post ministering to a flock of Particular Baptists. They lived 10 Victoria Road Hawthorn. Mary contracted influenza during an epidemic, in the Winter of 1904 when she was 72, and died on 17 July, within a week of becoming ill. She was buried at Booroondara Cemetery in Kew, Victoria. Thomas Witts followed her to the grave in 1910.

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Stephen married Mary Ellen Fisher, daughter of Samuel Fisher and Esther Minchin. (Mary Ellen Fisher was born on 1 Jul 1868.)

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