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Smith, Albertlocked

OBE 1919

Born Cowling, Yorks, 15 June 1867; s of Leeming and Martha Smith; m 1890, Elizabeth Ann, d of John and Elizabeth Towler; one d; died 7 April 1942


Colne Wesleyan School; evening schools


Commenced work in worsted mill as half-timer, 1875; was weaver and powerloom overlooker in cotton mill; Secretary to Nelson Overlookers’ Association, 1898–1929; President, General Union of Powerloom Overlookers, Nelson and District Textile Trades Federation, and held various other offices connected with Trade Unions; for 25 years Chm. of Executive Comm., Nelson District Nursing Association; Mayor of Nelson, 1908–10; MP (Lab) Clitheroe Division of Lancashire, and Nelson and Colne Parliamentary Borough, 1910–20; served as an officer (Captain) in The King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, retired, 1928; JP County of Lancaster; DL County Palatine of Lancashire


70 Walton Lane, Nelson, Lancs