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DAVIES , DAVID CAXTON ( 1873 - 1955 ), printer and company director ;

b. at Lampeter, Cards. , 8 Aug. 1873 , s. of David and Margaret Davies (the oldest inhabitant of the town when she d. 28 Dec. 1937 ). Educated in his native town, he became manager of the Welsh Church Press at Lampeter , and ( 1909-19 ) of Grosvenor and Chater & Co. , London ; manager and director of William Lewis, Ltd. , printers , Cardiff , and of Davies, Harvey and Murrell, Ltd. , paper merchants , London . In 1935-36 he was president of the South Wales and Monmouthshire Master Printers Alliance . He was one of the founder members of Cardiff Rotary Club . In 1947 the University of Wales conferred on him an hon. M.A. degree for his services to the publication of books and periodicals about Wales , particularly those in the Welsh language. He d. 5 Nov. 1955 , and a funeral service was held in St. David's Church , Cardiff , before cremation at Thornhill on 9 Nov.

Sources:

  • Who's who in Wales (1937) ;
  • Western Mail , The Welsh Gazette , 6 Jan. 1938 .

Author:

Evan David Jones, F.S.A., (1903-87), Aberystwyth

Published date: 2001