James Owen of Penrhos

and his descendants
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Enid Owen (b c1882)

Nevin 1895 Enid Owen (b.1881/2 [Ruthin 1882, 1st qt]) was the youngest daughter of Rev. Elias Owen and Margaret. The last record of her is in 1901, living with her mother in Bangor. She may be in this photo. I was told she married.

John Lowry Morgan Owen (b 1884)

The last of Elias and Margaret’s twelve children was John Lowry Morgan Owen. He was known as Jack and was born at The Rectory, Efenechtyd, Denbigh on Tuesday, 26 August 1884 [Ruthin 1884, 4th qt]. In 1895, Jack would have been 10 or 11 so the boy in the sailor suit is more likely to be his nephew, William Parry Owen, aged 8, but Jack may be the lad holding the donkey. In 1901, Jack was living with his mother, several of his sisters and William at 44 Orme Road, Bangor. Like some of the other Owen family members, he went to Friar’s School, Bangor, and was an active cricketer and footballer; he represented the school. In 1902 he was playing cricket for Bangor against Pwhlleli but thereafter he appears to have played for Pwhlleli, his highest reported run total being 37 in 1904. In football, he was a striker and a prolific scorer but he stepped into the breach on at least one occasion when the team needed a goalie. In Pwlhelli, interest in football had escalated by October 1904 when Jack joined the club's committee; the club had about 70 playing members and ran 4 teams. A letter to The North Wales Express, 3 Nov. 1904 asked several questions of the Pwllheli Club Secretary, including, Why was such a weak forward line sent to Portmadoc last Saturday? Why were Heaton, Bob Ellis, and J.L.M. Owen not included?

Newspaper reports show that Jack was involved with St Peters Anglican Church, Pwlhelli where, towards the end of 1904, he initiated and was Secretary of an instruction class and where he contributed to its Literary Society, participating in debates amongst other things. Jack also took part in a concert - he probably performed similarly more than once - after an Army Volunteers shooting competition in Pwlhelli.   >>