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Death of Mrs. Abraham, Pentre. Wife of Mabon. On Friday, the death occurred of Mrs Sarah Abraham, wife of Mr W. Abraham (Mabon), M.P., at Southend Villas, Mum- bles, where she had gone about five weeks ago for a change of air. Her daughter, Mrs Pugh, was staying with her, and until a week ago it was thought she was benefitting greatly by the change. Unfortunately. however, her old complaintâchronic bron- chitis-again developed, with the result that on Friday she passed away. Mabon, and another daughter, Mrs G. Smith, were present when the sad event occurred. Mrs Abraham, who was 59 years of age, came to the Rhondda about 25 years ago, and had been ailing for a considerable time. She was scarcely less popular than her well- known husband, and by all was highly es- teemed. She was a member of Nazareth Calvinistic Chapel, Pentre, of which church Mr Abraham was also a prominent worker. She leaves three sons and four daughters to mourn her loss. On Saturday afternoon the remains were brought from the Mumbles to Treorchy station, from whence they were accom- panied to her home by several members of the family and a number of sympathetic friends. Sympathetic. References. On Friday, the Rhondda District Council passed a vote of condolence with the family in their bereavement. At a meeting held at Pontypridd on Fri- day of representatives of the No. 1 Ponty- pridd and Rhondda, Aberdare, Merthyr, and Taff and Cynon Districts of the Federa- tion, the chairman (Mr D. Watts Morgan) stated that he had received a telegram from Mr Abraham announcing that his wife had passed away that morning. He moved a vote of sympathy with Mr Abraham and his family in their sad bereavement, and re- ferred in sympethetic terms to the de- ceased lady. Mr Ben Davies, miners' agent, seconded, and the resolution was carried in silence, the secretary (Mr John Powell) being instructed to forward it to the hon. member. The Anthracite Miners' Association passed a vote of condolence with Mabon, and adjourned the business of the meeting. At a meeting of the Miners' Federation on Friday, the following resolution was passed: The Federation committee of Ferndale Lodge expresses its deepest sym- pathy with Mr Abraham, M.P., in the be- reavement which has befallen him and his family in the loss of his wife, and the mem- bers sincerely hope that this resolution may convey their high esteem which they feel for their agent, and honourable member for the Rhonddas." A resolution of sympathy with Mabon and the family was passed by the Ton- Pcntre Bench of magistrates at their sitting on Monday. Messages of sympathy were also sent by the following districts of miners âLlwyny- pia, Nantyglo, Eastern Valleys, and the Garw, and also from the Anthracite Dis- trict Coalowners' Association, Messrs D. Randall, M.P., Archibald Hood, J.P., John Duncan, J.P., Alderman Richard Lewis, J.P., D. Thomas. J.P., Thomas, the chairman of the Anthracite Coalowners' Association, Court Herbert, Neath; J. Boyd Harvey, Tondu; and D. Randall, Llanelly. The Funeral. On Tuesday the funeral took place at Treorchy Cemetery, when an extremely large and representative gathering atten- ded to pay their last tribute of respect. A brief service was conducted at the house by the l-tev. T. Davies, Uethiehein (O.M.), Tre- orchy, ana after the singing or the hymn "Ar oi gofidiau dyrus daith' by the Nazar- eth choir, under the conductorshin of Mr lom riowells, the remains were conveyed down to the main road where they were placed in a hearse and the funeral cortege lormed along the route to Treorchy Ceme- tery. Business houses were closed and the blinds drawn, the streets being thickly lined with a large concourse of people. The local collieries had suspended work early in the afternoon and the funeral was attended by a large number of miners, the Miners' Federation, local governing bodies, and the public generally. The coffin was of polished oak with plain fittings, and bore the following inscription: "Sarah Abra- ham, died 13th July, 1900, aged 59 years," and was covered with magniticent wreaths sent by the family Alderman and Mrs Wal- ter Morgan, Forest House Mr and Mrs U. Miles, Treorchy; Mr G. H. Smith, agent or the Bailey Estate; Mrs Smith and Miss Fiorne Smith, the Rhondda Labour and Liberal Association, the Rhondda Miners' District, of which Mabon is the chief agent; Mr T. Neil, London; Mr J. Siee, Bristol: Mr and Mrs Williams. Cardiff and Mr and Mrs blackmore, Bristol. The mourners, who were conveyed in coaches were Mr W. Abraham, M.P., David, William and Henry John Abraham (sons), Mr and Mrs Thos. Evans (daughter), Mr and Mrs Pugh (daughter), Mr and Mrs Percy Smith (daughter), Mr and Mrs Wal- ter George (daughter), Mr Richard Davies, Mrs Davies (Mason's sister), and Miss Da- vies, Cwmavon Mr David Abraham (Ma- bon s brother), Mrs Abraham and family, Cwmavon; Mr Henry Abraham (cousin), and Mrs Abraham, Portli Mr Thomas Rees, Cow bridge; Mr Abraham Thomas, J.P., and Mrs Thomas, Swansea Mr John Evans, Aberdare; Mr and Mrs Thos. Griffiths, Porth Mr Lewis Morris, Gower Mr James YV lliiams and Mrs Williams, i strad; Mr Robert Abraham and Mrs Abraham, Peny- graig. The ministers present were Rev. T. Davies, Cwmparc Rev. T.Richards, Raven Hill, Swansea; Rev. T. Davies, Treorchy; Rev. D. R. Jones, Treorchy; Rev. J. Rees, Treherbert: Rev. T. Davies, Cwmparc; Rev. VV. Charles, Treorchy; Rev. W. Lewis, vicar, Pentre Rev. J. F. Raymond, curate; Rev. T. W. Welch, vicar, Treher- bert; Rev. T. Edwards, Rev. T. E. Davies, Clydach Vale; Rev. J. Morgan, Llwyny- pia; Rev. W. Lewis, Pontypridd; Rev. Wm. Davies, Treorchy; Rev. loan Tho- mas, Gelli; Rev. T. Davies, Pentre; Rev. E. Richards, Tonypandy; Rev. O. H. y Hughes, Tylorstown. The Miners' Federa- tion were represented by Messrs Thomas Richards (secretary), Alfred Onions (trea- surer), D. Watts Morgan, Lewis Miles, Ben Davies, John Davies, Dowlais; Dd. Bey- non, Maesteg; Enoch Morell, Merthvr Vale Tom Evans, Penygraig Tom James, Clydach Vale P. D. Rees, Aberaman Wm. Williams, Aberdare ;T. D. Isaac (Daronwy), Geo. Baker, Abercarn; J'ohn Brace, Aber- carn; J. Kent, Llwynypia; T. George, Ferndale; T. T. Morgan, checkweigher; Councillor Dl. Evans, Ferndale, president of the Rhondda Labour and Liberal Associa- tion Wm. Evans, secretary; W. Morgan, checkweigher, Ferndale; John Edwards, Treorchy; James Baker, Wattstown Dd. Rees, checkweigher, Pentre; Joseph Wil- liams ;T. Llewellyn, Gelli;J. Kemp, Ynys- hir; Thos. Jones, Tonyrefail; and John Morgan, Maerdy, chairman and vice-chair- man of the No. I District of the Federa- tion; and J. S. Jones, checkweigher, Cwm- parc. The general public included Coun- cillors Morris Morris, J.P. (chairman of the Rhondda District Council); W. T. Jones (vice-chairman); Councillors E. P. Davies, T. Davies, Morgan Llewellyn, Dr. W. E. Thomas, D.L. Treharne; Messrs W. P. Nicholas, solicitor; Dr. Herbert Jones, W. J. Jones, surveyor; Octavius Thomas, gas manager W. Lambourne, Gas & Water Department; E. Llewellyn, rate collector Alderman Richard Lewis, Alderman Wm. Morgan, Treherbert; Alderman Walter H. Morgan and Mrs Morgan, Councillor E. H. Davies, J.P., Councillor Dr. T. H. Morris, Messrs John Lloyd, draper, Barry Dock; Llewellyn Jones, Higher Grade, Pentre: Joseph Williams, superintendent Pruden- tial Co. John Slee director, L.E. & G., Bristol; Wm. Williams, district manager, L.E. & G., Cardiff; Hy. Thomas, Hafod; Thos. Haliday, Cardiff; Thos. Rees, E. Rule, Tynybedw Colliery; W. D. Hodges, Pontypridd; J. Mason, W. G. Howells, clerk, Rhondda School Board Jacob Rees, architect E. Samuel, B.A., Porth; J. and Solomon Laurie, D. W. Jones, solicitor; O. Williams, Post Office, Pentre; W. D. Jones, Penygraig Taliesin Richards, M.E., Maerdy; T. M. Jones, David Lloyd, Ys- trad; Dr. Makuna, Treherbert; E. Tre- harne, Gabriel Williams, and Mr and Mrs Blackmore, Bristol; Mr Dd. Evans, Tre- orchy; E. T. Davies, auctioneer; Major Lewis, Ystrad Thos. Jones, Treorchy; T. A. James, Cowbridge- Wm. Morgan, Cly- dach Vale; Edmunds, M.E., Pentre; and Hy. Thomas, Porth. At the graveside the service was conducted by the Rev.Thos. Davies, and touching addresses were de- livered by Rev. T. Edwards, Cwmavon; Rev. T. Davies, Moriah, Pentre Rev. J. Rees, vicar, Treherbert- and Mr John Lloyd, Barry.

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