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DElTII OF NIR. JAMES EDWARDS,…

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DElTII OF NIR. JAMES EDWARDS, OF PENARTH. It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Mr. James Edwards, the respected harbour superintendent at Penarth, the sad event having taken place at about four o'clock on Monday after- noon at his residence, Westwood, Penarth. The de- ceased gentleman had bean in failing health for some time, and in the earlier part of the year spent some weeks at Malvern. He returned to his home at Whitsuntide, having apparently derived much benefit from the change of air and environ- ments. Unfortunately, however, he contracted a chill some little time ago, and this, acting upon a system already somewhat enfeebled by illness, developed into pneumonia. On Sunday week he was obliged to take to his bed. He was attended by Dr. Nell, Penarth, and Dr. Charles Vachell, Cardiff, who were most assiduous in their atten- tion to the patient. On Thursday last an im- provement took place in Mr. Edwards' condition, this being well maintained until Sunday night. A relapse then occurred, and from this he, unfor- tunately, never rallied. Mr. Edwards was a native of Ebbw Yale, where he was born in 1837, being, therefore, at the time of his death, 55 years of age. He joined the staff of the Taff Vale Railway Company in 1851, taking up a Dosition in the office of the chief superin- kndent at Cardiff. He remained in that department for a number of years, gaining gradual promotions until finally he was appointed to the chief cQJlectorship of dues at Penarth Dock on its bsing opened in 1865.. SILC, that date the post has developed into that of a harbour superintendent, the duties of which Mr. Edwards filled to the entire satisfaction of all. The deceased occupied a seat on the Penarth Local Board of Health since its formation, and for several years he was chairman of that-authority. He had been in a variety of ways closely associated with the development of Penarth, and its gradual expansion into an important commercial centre, He was one of the promoters of the Penarth Slip- way and the Windsor Slipway and Ship-repairing Yard. as well as of minor industrial undertakings. 1\1; Edwards married, in 1860,30 daughter of the late Mr. Fråncis Price, who was for some time manager of the Blaina Iron Works. He leaves a widow and a family of seven children-five sons and two daughters-to mourn their sad bereavement, while two brothers also survive hÍlil, Mr. Edward Edwards, the respected cashier of the Taff Vale Railway Company, and Mr. George A. Edwards, who resides in the United States. The deceased gentleman was a member of the Church of England, and was associated politically with th" Conservative party. Personally, he was a man of most engaging character, with a charm of manner that won for him universal popularity. He was widely known in Cardiff as well as at Penarth. and hia premature death will cause a painful shock to his numerous friends and acquaintances.

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