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JONES , DANIEL EVAN ( 1860 - 1941 ), author ;

b. 22 Sept. 1860 , at Soar , Llangeler, Carms , s. of John Jones and his wife of Bargod Villa , Drefach . He was educated at local schools and by the Rev. W. E. Davies at the Pen-rhiw academy . In his youth he worked as a mason and bridge builder . Later he kept flannel and cloth factories in Dre-fach , Llandysul and Machen . He cultivated his literary interests from an early age. In 1899 he published Hanes Plwyf Llangeler a Phenboyr , a volume which shows minute and laborious research. The book was the subject of a Dyfed eisteddfod prize in August 1897 . He also won the Western Mail prize for a translation of ‘ Ar lan Iorddonen ddofn ’ into English in competition with numerous entries. He d. 18 Aug 1941 at Llaintarad , Llangeler , aged 80, and was buried in the Pen-rhiw cemetery .

Sources:

  • Personal knowledge;
  • Yr Ymofynnydd , Nov. 1898 .

Author:

John Evans (‘John y Gwas’) (1877-1958), Felindre, Llandysul

Published date: 2001