James Owen of Penrhos

and his descendants
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The children of Eva Margaret Owen 2

Eva Mgt Owen & family Garmon Owen Jones (photo) was born on 2 January 1925 [Wrexham 1925, 1st qt]. As a child he played in the Boys Brigade band, which was led by his brother, Bob. Garmon served overseas in WWII where he befriended Dutch people, friendships that long outlasted the war. At that time he was writing poetry, some of which was published in the Wrexham Leader. Post-war, he used to enjoy music played on his wind-up gramophone; his favourite songs were ‘Do I worry’ by the Inkspots and ‘Cocktails for Two’ by Spike Jones and his City Slickers. He could also thrash out a tune on the clappers and spoons! He was very close to his surviving youngest brother; they were best men at each other’s wedding and, together with their wives, enjoyed cycling around the beautiful hills and valleys around their home or over to Rhyl. Garmon married Elsie Robinson [Wrexham 1951, 3rd qt]. Sadly, the marriage broke down but there was a son and, in old age, living alone, Garmon particularly enjoyed the company of his three lively grandsons. Garmon worked for a breeze block manufacturer in Wrexham and lived in Rhosddu but, like his brother Bill, he was working at Shotton Steelworks when he retired. He died at Wrexham Maelor Hospital on 1 June 2010, aged eighty-five.

(Eva) Margaret Jones was born on 22 November 1927 [Wrexham 1928, 1st qt] at Victoria Road, Wrexham. In 1954 [Wrexham 1954, 3rd qt] she married Derek Lawrence Williams. Derek had been born at Lodge, Brymbo, on 16 April 1929. Their daughter is married with two sons and their son is recently (2010) married. Margaret died at Stansty Nursing Home, Wrexham, aged seventy, on 9 March 1998 [Wrexham, Mar 1998] and Derek on 9 December 1999 at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

There is living son, John, (photo) who was awarded the MBE after he retired as Area Manager, Western Division, British Railways (London Gazette. 51772, 16 June 1989); he and his wife have a son and a daughter.