He emigrated to Winnipeg where he lived for 20 years; he was a pillar of the Welsh church and of the St. David's Society . He worked as an official on the Canadian National Railroad before he established a successful business . He moved to California and, later, to Vancouver . He achieved some fame by winning cups and prizes in sport . He was able to speak and read eight languages . He took the bardic name of ‘ Glasgoed ’ from his home in Merionethshire . Between 1923 and 1940 he won more chairs and prizes for odes than any other person in America . He was a thoughtful poet and an outstanding master of cynghanedd .
He m. Kate Elliss from Caernarfon and she died in 1941 . Hughes d. on 29 Aug. 1947 and was buried in Vancouver .
Evan David Jones, F.S.A., (1903-87), Aberystwyth
Published date: 2001