James Owen of Penrhos

and his descendants
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The children of Eva Margaret Owen 1

Eva Mgt Owen & family The eldest son of Eva and Maurice Jones, William (aka Bill) Jones (photo), was born in Wrexham on 8 January 1915. He married [Wrexham 1942, 1st qt] May Goodger. She was born on 12 May 1917, the daughter of Hiram John and Florence Goodger, both natives of the Wirral. By 1939 the family had moved to Wrexham where May was a shop assistant in a department store and Hiram was a 'Railway chargeman Carriage and Wagon". Bill and May had a daughter who is married with children. Bill worked for British Gas amongst other firms but was working at Shotton Steelworks when he retired. He died on 31 July 2003 and May in 2006.

Eva and Maurice's second son was called Stanley Parry Jones (photo). He was born on 22 May 1916 [Wrexham 1916, 3rd qt] and he married [Wrexham 1944, 3rd qt] a Liverpool lass, Lily Kirlew [Wrexham 1944, 3rd qt] who had been born on 2 Jun 1920. At the outbreak of war many children and others were evacuated from large cities and I suspect that Lily had joined the exodus with her younger brother James Frederick Kirlew (the entry above his in the 1939 Register is officially closed and obscured) in the household of William and Phyllis Colly in Bryn Penlan, Wrexham; their two younger brothers, Frederick and Ronald (sadly he died, aged 16, in 1946), were housed very nearby with Walter and Alice Edwards. (A Liverpool evacuee to Wrexham recalls her experience here.) Stanley and Lily had a son and a daughter who herself has two daughters. Most of Stanley's working life was spent with the Wrexham undertakers, Caldicotts. Stanley died, aged 69 and Lily, aged 84.

Eva and Maurice's eldest daughter, Vera Jones (photo), was born on 7 November 1918 [Wrexham 1918, 4th qt] and married [Wrexham 1950, 1st qt] Tadeusz (aka Tad) Tobolski who was born on 6 November 1918. They had a son and a daughter. For many years Vera worked for the same printers that produced the magazines in which Rev. Elias Owen's work originally appeared. She died, aged 69 [Leeds, Apr 1987] and Tad, aged 70 [Leeds Mar 1988].

(Maurice) Robert (aka Bob) Jones was born on 9 July 1921 [Wrexham 1921, 3rd qt]. As a child he led the local Boys Brigade band, with a silver baton he would toss in the air. He married Sylvia Peers [Wrexham 1949, 3rd qt] and I believe they had three sons and a daughter. Bob worked for Liptons for many years and then the Post Office and in typical Welsh fashion was called 'Bob Lipton' and then 'Bob Post'! Bob died on 24 March 1996, aged 74 [Wrexham Maelor, March 1996]. >