James Owen of Penrhos

and his descendants

Elijah's Obituary (cntd.)

The report in the North Wales Chronicle, Saturday, March 3, 1894. Page 7. continues:

Every Sunday he conducted three full services in the parish church of Llangoed, two in Welsh and one in English, as well as occasional week-day services. Besides this, his Sabbath work included a Welsh service at one or other of the outlying parish churches, and he was always present at the 5.30 singing practice before the evening service. His family unanimously and regularly assisted his efforts as far as they could, helping in parochial work generally, conducting the musical portions of the services, and establishing and carrying on a flourishing Sunday School. The clothing clubs organised for the poor, and for the Sunday Schools, owe their origin to the considerate kindness of the worthy vicar whose loss is now so deeply mourned, not only in his more immediate circle of friends but throughout this part of Anglesey. Only two Sundays during the six years he lived at Llangoed was he absent from duty. His association with Canon Trevor in diocesan work connected him with a more extended sphere of usefulness. As assistant secretary with the Canon for the Bangor Diocesan Widows and Orphans Charity, he was well known, while in the educational movements of his more immediate neighbourhood he was deeply interested. While curate of Penmon and Lanfaes he conducted a night school for young men and his efforts in this work were materially assisted by Mrs. Warren Trevor. When he became vicar of Llangoed he still pursued his laudable efforts for the educational assistance of the young men of the locality, and the valuable testimonials given by the members of the Llangoed Institute to their patient untiring teacher were objects of special appreciation by him.   >>

As treasurer of the Penmon and Llangoed National School, Mr Owen has well and deservedly won the esteem of all with whom he came in contact, and it was no unusual thing to see him personally instructing the scholars and conducting test examinations for their benefit, so as to secure success for the school and thus contributing, not only to its proficiency as an educational institution, but to its success financially. One of the pleasures of his life was this connection with Penmon School.>