Samuel Rees (1857-1902)


One of the largest funeral processions which has been seen in Cardiff in recent years was That which followed to the cemetery on Tuesday the remains of Mr. Samuel Rees. agent for Messrs. Guest. Keen, and Co. at the Bute Docks. The funeral left 80. Cathedral-road, about 2.50. and among those who paid a last tribute of respect to Mr. Rees were his numerous acquaintances in the coal and iron trade of Cardiff, with whom he was held in the highest esteem and respect. There were in the procession Master Justin Reynolds Rees (son). Messrs. Llywarch Reynolds. Merthyr (brother-in-law); William Rees. Cefn (brother). Aneurin Reynolds, Arthur Reynolds. Merthyr (brothers-in-law); Joseph Rees. Newport; John Reynolds. Merthyr (uncles); J. R. Stephens. Arthur R. Stephens, and F. G. Skrine, Cardiff nephews); P. Canning Cooke 'representing Messrs. Guest. Keen, and Co.). Harry Jones. Richmond-road'- John Rogers. Merthyr (secretary. Cyfarthfa Works); -. Harpur chief cashier, Cyfarthfa Works), James Hurman (general manager Cardiff Railway Company), -. Griffin (manager Messrs. Cory Bros.). J. W. Ford. W. F. Jellings. W. H. Bennett, -. Llewellyn (Glamorgan Canal Company), Joseph Spiridion, Wm. Boyle. - Bennett (for twenty years confidential clerk). W. and J. Powell (stevedores), J. P. Begg. P. H. C. Coward, and others. The wreaths were very numerous. The funeral arrangements were under the persona! charge of Mr. Augustine J. Stone, of 5. Working-street, and were carried out in a manner which gave thorough satisfaction to the relatives and friends.

Deceased, who was but 45 years of age, was born in Cefn, near Merthyr Tydfil. He came to Cardiff about 20 years ago to succeed the Mr Paine as agent for the Cyfarthfa Coal and Iron Company, and when Messrs Guest, and Co. acquired that undertaking, together with the Dowlais Company, Mr Rees was appointed senior agent for the combined companies.

The Cardiff Times 15th October 1902

Source: National Library of Wales