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), born in Wrexham on 8 January 1915, married [Wrexham 1942, 1st qt] May Goodger (b 12 May 1917), the daughter of Hiram John and Florence Goodger from the Wirral. By 1939 her 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 had various jobs. In 1939 he was a moulder for a stone cast company:he worked for British Gas: he was working at Shotton Steelworks when he retired. He died on 31 July 2003, wife May in 2006. Their only daughter is married with children.

Eva and Maurice's second son, Stanley Parry Jones (photo), born on 22 May 1916, married [Wrexham 1944, 3rd qt] a Liverpool lass, Lily Kirlew who had been born on 2 June 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 obscured (officially closed) in the household of William and Phyllis Colly in Bryn Penlan, Wrexham; their two younger brothers, Frederick and Ronald Kirlew (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. In 1939 Stanely was a taxi driver but he most of his 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), born on 7 November 1918, married [Wrexham 1950, 1st qt] Tadeusz (aka Tad) Tobolski (b 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. 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. In 1939 Bob was a grocers shop assistant; he 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]. >