The results of his indefatigable labours during fifty-six years of service for the American Sunday School Union can hardly be overestimated. He established Sunday schools in all parts of the Central West , and from 1855 onwards he was ‘the best-known Sunday-School advocate in the U.S.A. ’ He was an evangelist as well as a Sunday school missionary . During his visits to Wales , he found abundant time and opportunity for revival work; in 1839 in Llanuwchllyn , 250 persons were converted by one of his sermons. He was also a remarkable platform speaker .
He d. suddenly at Dolgelley , 14 July 1892 , on his eighty-first birthday. His remains were brought to his home in Cleves , Ohio , and laid to rest in the Berean cemetery nearby. He published The History of Paddy's Run , n.d., Yr America , Golwg ar Dalaith Ohio , Hanes Sefydliadau Cymraeg yr America , Cyfarwyddiadau i Ymfudwyr , in 1840 , two editions; also an interesting volume called The Story of My Life . In the year 1894 a memorial volume to him was published under the title Sunset and Evening Star .
Robert (Bob) Owen, O.B.E., M.A., (1885-1962), Croesor
Published date: 1959