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GRIFFITHS , JOHN THOMAS ( 1824 - 1895 ), mining engineer in U.S.A. ;

b. Christmas Day 1824 in the Brynengan area of the parish of Llanystumdwy, Caerns. He emigrated with his parents to New York in 1831 but because of cholera outbreaks the family moved within a year to Minersville, Pa. The son went to work in a colliery in Minersville and subsequently at Summit Hill , Carbon County . He helped to set up the Calvinistic Methodist church in Wilkesbarre . He composed some hymn tunes . He d. 18 February, 1895 .

Sources:

  • Y Cyfaill cylchgrawn misol y Presbyteriaid Cymreig yn America (Utica), 1895, 232-5;
  • The Cambrian (Utica), 1892, 157;
  • Y Drych newyddiadur cenedlaethol Cymry America , March 1895 .

Author:

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

Published date: 2001