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ISAAC , EVAN ( DWB , 418).

He retired from Llandeilo Fawr, Carms.

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ISAAC , EVAN ( 1865 - 1938 ), Wesleyan minister ;

b. 18 June 1865 at Taliesin, Cards. At the age of ten, after a little education at the village school, he began to work in the local lead-mine . Then he went to the South Wales collieries where he worked for some years. He began to preach while he was still a miner at Mountain Ash , was accepted for the ministry, and went to Handsworth College , Birmingham ( 1888-91 ). Almost all his work as a minister was done in South WalesBryn Mawr ( 1891 ); Merthyr Tydfil ( 1894 ); Treorchy ( 1895 ); S. Davids ( 1896 ); Machynlleth ( 1897 ); Merthyr Tydfil ( 1900 ); Machynlleth ( 1903 ); Llanidloes ( 1904 ); Machynlleth ( 1907 ); Llanidloes ( 1910 ); Treorchy ( 1913 ); Merthyr Tydfil ( 1916 ); Aberystwyth ( 1919 ); Ferndale ( 1925 ); Llanidloes ( 1926 ). He retired in 1932 and lived for a short time at Aberystwyth from which place he moved to Taliesin . He d., a bachelor, 16 Dec. 1938 .

His most notable service was rendered as a provincial official . After some time spent as secretary of the home mission of his province he was elected secretary of the chapels , a post which he retained for ten years. He was then elected chairman of the province ( 1917 ), a post he held until his retirement fifteen years later. He was elected president of the Wesleyan assembly ( 1917 ) and, in this capacity, went as a delegate to the conferences of the Ecumenical Methodists held at Toronto . He was elected a member of the Legal Hundred of his denomination ( 1917 ).

He published Prif Emynwyr Cymru , Yr Hen Gyrnol , Coelion Cymru , Humphrey Jones a Diwygiad ‘59 , and ‘ Daniel Owen ,’ a series of twelve articles in the Eurgrawn , 1919 .

Sources:

  • Cofnodion y Gymanfa Wesleaidd (Bangor) , 1939 ;
  • Minutes of the Wesleyan Conference' , 1939 ;
  • Yr Eurgrawn Wesleyaidd (Dolgellau) , Nov. 1941 .

Author:

Reverend Edward Tegla Davies, D.Litt., (1880-1967), Bangor

Published date: 2001