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MR SAMUEL FITTALL. The death occurred on Sunday of n very old and highly' respected resident of Richmond —Mr Samuel Fittall. Deccnsof 1 was born in Loudon, and wa.s / the fourth son of Mr Stephen Fittall. of Kent. His first employment was with the Guttapercha Company of London, I which at that time was connected with the construction of submarine cables. He afterwards took up the busines-s of house painter and decorator, and left i England for New Zealand on the ship i Montgomery, which arrived at Wellington in the beginning of 1853. Mr i Fittall next went'to Hawke's Bay, and one of his first jobs in Napier was the [ painting and papering of what was j known as the "Great Separation ( Room." afterwards used, bv the First .j Provincial Council of Hawke's Bay. De- j ceased travelled the sparsely populated i country districts, in pursuit of his occu- j pation, and visited successively Nelson. ( Wellington, Marlborough. Canterbury. ( and the West Coast. In 1881 he settled j in Richmond, and for some time was j overseer of roads and works for the Richmond, Stoke, and Hope districts. He was one of the promoters of the j Richmond water supply scheme, and was n also one of the leading spirits in getting Richmond created a borough, and : was for many years a member of the Council. Later he was Town Clerk for i many years. He was also secretary of the local School Committee for a number ( of years, and was also an active worker ( in Church matters. Deceased, who was. , in his 81st year, leaves a grown-up fa- ' mily. 1

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OBITUARY, Nelson Evening Mail, 29 May 1917

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OBITUARY Nelson Evening Mail, 29 May 1917