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EVANS , HENRY WILLIAM ( 1840 - 1919 ), labour leader and author in U.S.A. ;

b. 2 April 1840 in Pwll-y-glaw , Cwmavon, Glam. After receiving some education at Pen-y-cae , Pontrhyd-y-fen , he went to work in a coal-mine . In 1860 he moved to Aberdare , where he began to preach with the Congregationalists , became a public lecturer , a labour leader , and an advocate of prohibition . He emigrated to Pennsylvania , U.S.A. , in July 1864 , and settled in Pittston , becoming a tiller of the soil ; but afterwards became a miners' leader . In 1867 , with a colleague, he started Baner America , which, ten years later, was absorbed by Y Drych . He contributed to various journals on political, economic, financial, and labour topics and, in 1901 , published The Millennium of Money , of which a Welsh version, Milflwyddiant Arian , was published the same year. He was a candidate for county office several times; he also promoted eisteddfodau at Pittston between 1864 and 1873 . He d. 29 May 1919 .


  • D. Jones , Memorial Volume of Welsh Congregationalists in Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1797 to 1931 (Utica, 1934) , 354-5.


Robert (Bob) Owen, O.B.E., M.A., (1885-1962), Croesor

Published date: 1959