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From: J GRIFFITHS <>
Subject: [MON] News Items APRIL 1st to JUNE 30th 1926. Number One-Hundredthirty.
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 09:53:43 -0800 (PST)


Western Mail Monday April 26th 1926.

Mr. Alexander John ATKINSON, of Springcroft, Pentyrch, died at his sister's residence at Newport after a long illness. He was a partner in the firm of Messrs. R. W. and A.J. ATKINSON, analytical chemists, of Cardiff, but retired a few years ago. He was formerly a member of the Cardiff Board of Guardians, and the Pentyrch Parish Council, but ill-health brought his public work to an end about three years ago. In politics he was a Liberal. The funeral will take place to-morrow (Tuesday) at Blaenavon, where his wife was buried 24 years ago.

The death is announced at Trehafod of Lieut. Walter DANIEL, son of the Rev. Walter DANIEL, pastor of Siloam C.M. Church, Trehafod. Born at Barry Docks 29 years ago, he removed with his parents to Splotlands, Cardiff, when his father took charge of Jerusalem C.M. Church there. From Splott School he passed to the Howard-gardens Secondary School at which he took his London matriculation certificate and won two scholarships at the Cardiff University College. He joined the R.A.M.C. in 1915, and with the R.W.F. served in France where he was so badly wounded that he was in hospital for over two years.
Subsequently he entered Cambridge University, and thence to St. George's Hospital, London, where he was on the point of finishing his course when his health broke down. His only brother, Lieut. Thois. George DANIEL, fell in the Great War.

The Rev. James PHILLIPS, of  Brynteg House, 4, Tydraw-place, Port Talbot, Baptist minister (who never had charge of a church), and at one time a miner, who died on February 7, left estate of the gross value of £1,036, with net personalty £845. Probate of the will dated November 8, 1917, has been granted to his son, Mr. Emrys Garfield PHILLIPS, of the same place, shipbroker. Testator left his property to his son, Emrys Garfield PHILLIPS.

Mr. Frederick Verriour MARMENT, of Merridale, Picton-road, Tenby, formerly of Elstree, and Uplands, Tewksbury, who died on February 1st, aged 72 years, left estate of the gross value of £14,960. with net personalty £14, 213. Probate of the will, dated January 28, 1926, has been granted to the National Provincial Bank (Limited). Testator left his residence and furniture and £500. to Jane HARRIES, "whom I am about to marry"; £3. per month to his sister, Mrs. RICE; £50. to his sister,Mrs. BLAKE; his moneys in the Nantmedyn Mine, near Llandovery, as to 35% each, to his grand-daughter, Phyllis MARMENT, and his daughter-in-law, Elsie MARMENT, and 30% to the children of his sister Jane, and the said Jane HARRIES, and the residue of the property he left as 30%., to the children of his sister Jane and 35%. each, to his daughter-in-law Elsie MARMENT and his grand-daughter Phyllis MARMENT.

Mr. Thomas BOWDEN died at Brynmenyn on Saturday. He was a mining stalwart, whose persistent bravery at Raglan Colliery twenty years ago will long be recalled by local colliery workers. A man of unusual physical strength, as a colliery official, he worked like a Trojan for sixteen hours to relieve two men named BRITON and LEYSHON, who had been imprisoned in the mine, and so heavy was the strain he subjected himself to at the time that it affected him for the rest of his days. His name will long be revered among South Glamorgan miners.

That one of the rungs of the ladder on which he was standing had rotted owing to exposure to the weather was the theory  advanced at the inquest on Saturday for the death of James WHITCOMB 67, a painter and decorator, of 27, Brithidir-street, street, Cardiff, who was injured while doing repairs to his house and died at the Cardiff Royal Infirmary.
The Coroner returned a verdict of "Accidental death."

The Seventh annual show of theWhitchurch Horse Show will be held at the Polo Grounds, Whitchurch, on Wednesday, May 26th.
Entries- Should be forwarded to the secretary, Mr. Morgan JOSEPH, 109, Crwys-road, Cardiff.

Monmouth County Teachers' Association elected Mr. J. JONES, of Ebbw Vale, as president.

John Patrick














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