Feaver, Samuel Russell, 1878-1946

Farmer, pharmacist, veterinary surgeon, photographer. Born on 5 February 1878 at St Leonards, Sussex, England, one of seven children of John Feaver, a chemist, and his wife, Kate Toomer Russell. In 1895 the family emigrated to New Zealand and settled in Opunake. For a short period Sam managed a pharmacy in Hastings, Hawke's Bay. On 3 August 1904, at Pungarehu, he married Catherine Louisa Gwladys Layard. The couple settled on the Opunake farm and were to have 13 children. After his father's health failed in 1912, Sam Feaver moved with his family to Opunake to manage the pharmaceutical, optical and photographic business which John Feaver had been operating successfully since 1895. At this time Sam also established a veterinarian practice. He was a commissioner of the Opunake Town Board for two terms during the 1920s and a director of the Opua Road Co-operative Dairy Company from 1919 to 1946. He was a foundation member of the Opunake Hibernian Society and a member of the committee of St Joseph's Church and the church choir. He died at his home on 3 November 1946.

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Date: ca 1940s By: Feaver, W J (Mr), active 2002 Ref: PAColl-7194 Description: Portraits of Samuel Russell Feaver (1878-1946), farmer, pharmacist, veterinary surgeon and photographer of Opunake, taken ca 1940s. Arrangement: Negatives h...