James Owen of Penrhos

and his descendants

Elijah's Funeral

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

The funeral took place at Llangoed Parish Church, on Saturday, the 24th ult., and although its early date coupled with the suddenness of the sad event prevented many from being present, who otherwise would have attended, the scene on Saturday was specially impressive The crowd that collected about the Vicarage was representative of all classes of parishioners, and borne by the members of his congregation, accompanied we may say by the whole parish, and many friends and sympathisers from a distance, this “good and faithful servant” was laid to rest in the churchyard he called his own “in sure and certain hope of a joyful resurrection.

The funeral cortege left the Vicarage about 11.30. Following the coffin which was loaded with magnificent wreaths, was the carriage of Mr S. Taylor Chadwick, Haulfre (patron of the living), containing Mrs Owen (widow), Miss Edith Owen (daughter), Messrs Eyton, Reginald, and Frank Owen (sons), the Rev. Elias Owen (brother), and the Rev. J. Adams (brother-in-law). The other carriages conveyed Messrs E. E. Owen, Wistanstow (brother), W. P. Owen, solicitor, Aberystwyth; T. Morgan Owen, H.M. Inspector of School (brother), Rev. E. J. Owen, Llanfairfechan; Rev. T. E. Owen, Blaenau Festiniog; Messrs James, Thomas, and T. M. Shelby (nephews), W. J. Tyson (son-in-law), and the Rev. J. William Meyrick, rector of Beaumaris.   >