Sir William Smith Crossman

(22 March 1854 - 23 January 1929)

William Crossman was born in 1854 in Tavistock, Devon, son of John Crossman. He married Mary Ann Moore on 29 Dec 1885. He worked as a foreman mason on the Roath Dock at Cardiff in 1884.

He became a labour leader in 1892, at the time of the great building trade dispute. As a member of the conciliation committee he did much to bring that strike to a satisfactory end.

He served as Mayor of Cardiff in 1906, and in the same year he was knighted by King Edward VII. Sir William was a devoted church member and one of the two Sunday school superintendents in the Bible Christian Methodist Church in Cardiff.

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Inscription: In loving memory of WILLIAM SMITH CROSSMAN Kt. JP. Lord Mayor of this city 1906-7, who died January 23rd 1929 age 74 years. "Until the day break and the shadows flee away" Also of Dame Mary Ann CROSSMAN the dearly beloved wife of the above who died April 29th 1935 aged 91 years. "In peace they lived together and peacefully they passed away"

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