Family:Fred Viet and Caroline Butt (2)

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b. 18 MAR 1874 Canada
d. 29 DEC 1951
b. 06 JUL 1887 Ontario, Canada
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15 MAY 1983

The Van Stone family had a history of Huntington's chorea (see The Van Stone Family Curse). Caroline's mother Mary was diagnosed choreic in 1893, at age 35. Mary's illness likely had an extremely negative effect on youngest daughter Caroline. This lead to family scandal as described in The Importance of Being Ernest. Father Charles did not come off as a sympathetic figure throughout this.