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DAVIES , JOHN PARK ( 1879 - 1937 ), Unitarian minister ;

b. at Blaenpant-y-Creuddyn , Llandysul, Cards. , 28 May 1879 , the son of Eleazar and Mary Davies; educated at the board school and county school, Llandysul , and University College of Wales , Aberystwyth , where he graduated B.A. with honours in Semitic languages in 1902 . He entered Manchester College , Oxford , 1902 , was awarded the Russell Martineau Hebrew prize , 1904 , and the (university) Hall-Houghton Syriac prize , 1905 ; he was also a member of Wadham College , Oxford . As Hibbert scholar he proceeded to Harvard University , where he graduated B.D. in 1907 . He was Unitarian minister at Pontypridd , 1908-13 , of the Old Presbyterian chapel , Nantwich , 1913-24 , and minister of Gateacre chapel , Liverpool , 1924-6 . He became principal of the Presbyterian College , Carmarthen , and minister of Parc-y-felfed chapel in 1926 . He m. Gwenllian Hawys Jenkins , Aberdare , 11 June 1911 . He d. 21 May 1937 and was buried at Pant-y-defaid .

Sources:

  • Letter from Mrs. Park Davies ;
  • Who's who in Wales ;
  • Yr Ymofynnydd ;
  • Carmarthen Journal .

Author:

Rev. Emeritus Principal John Islan Jones, (1874-1968), Cribyn, Lampeter

Published date: 1959