James Owen of Penrhos

and his descendants

John Owen Jones

The third child of Louisa and John Jones, John Owen Jones, known as Jack, was born in 1891 [Wrexham 1891, 4th qt]. He lived at 50 Spring View Road, Rhosddu, Wrexham, next door to his nephew Geoffrey and just along the road from his spinster aunts and from Geoffrey’s parents. John married Leonora (Nora) Pritchard in 1924 [Wrexham 1924, 4th qt]. He worked at the local waterworks – he was a clerk in the office there in 1911 - and rose to become its head. In later life he suffered ill-health though he continued to play golf. An ulcerated lung caused circulatory problems and required treatment in London. He died in 1959 [Wrexham 1959, 1st qt]. Nora herself, born on 13 March 1891 [Wrexham 1891, 2nd qt], was the daughter of William, a joiner, and Margaret E. Pritchard of Rhosddu, Wrexham. Nora was an invalid and for the last three years of her life she lived with her nephew, Geoffrey Gill, and his family. She died in 1973 [Wrexham 1973, 1st qt]. She and John had no children.