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Thomas Morel

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Sir Thomas Morel (1847-1903)

1903 Obituary [1]

SIR THOMAS MOREL died at Penarth on October 7, 1903, at the age of fifty-six years.

He was born in Jersey in 1847, and in 1867 began business in Cardiff as a sailing-ship owner and agent. He afterwards founded the shipping business of Messrs. Morel Brothers, and became a colliery proprietor. He was a director of the Cardiff Railway Company, the Bute Dry Dock, the Universal Coal Company, and other industrial concerns.

He received his knighthood in 1899, and took a large share in the municipal government of Cardiff. He was elected a councillor in 1885, an alderman in 1898, and in 1898-99 filled the office of mayor.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1896.

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