James Owen of Penrhos

and his descendants

Death of William and Jemima

William Jones died on Friday, 30 August 1895, aged 53. After this, Jemima lived at The Close (Mount St) Llanidloes; they may have moved there before he died. Jemima died on Sunday, 11 March 1900, aged 61; they are both buried at Llanidloes (Dolhafren) Cemetery. Her funeral was described as follows:

"LLANIDLOES. OBITUARY.-We regret to record the death of Mrs Jones, The Clâs, Llanidloes, after a short illness. She belonged to one of the oldest and must respected families in the town, and only nine months ago, it will be remembered, her eldest brother, the late Rev Elias Owen, M.A., Llanyblodwel, died under somewhat similar circumstances. The funeral took place on Thursday week, and was attended by the Mayor, Councillors, and the leading tradesmen and inhabitants of the town. At the entrance to the cemetery the cortege was met by the members of the Parish Church Choir, who chanted the opening sentences of the burial service, "I am the Resurrection and the Life." A short service was also conducted in the church, and at the close the hymn "Jesu, lover of my soul" was sung. The remaining part of the service was impressively conducted at the graveside, and concluded with the singing of the hymn "Peace, perfect peace." The officiating clergy were the Revs E O Jones, M.A. (vicar of Llanidloes), and W D Roberts, M.A. (curate). Beautiful wreaths were sent by the Misses Jones, Mr and Mrs Morgan Owen, Miss Shelby (Wrexham), Mr Daniel Davies (Llanidloes), Mr J Harry Jones (Stratford), Miss Ada Walters (Llanidloes), &c. The mourners were the Misses Jones, Mr and Mrs Morgan Owen, Mr E J Owen, Miss Shelby, and Mrs and Messrs Owen (Llanidloes). The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr Daniel Davies, Manchester House, and the coffin was supplied by Messrs E Brown and Sons, Dresden House." [Montgomery County Times and Shropshire and Mid-Wales Advertiser, 24 March 1900.]